Chambers Global ranks KATS as a Band 1 Firm

Katende, Ssempebwa and Company Advocates (KATS) was ranked as a Band 1 Firm by Chambers and Partners Global Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms in its 2021 Global Legal rankings, released on the 18th February, 2021.

It is an honor for KATS to be recognized in this esteemed publication which states that:

[KATS is a] pre-eminent local law firm renowned for its long-established presence in the Ugandan market. Acts on an impressive spread of mandates, from banking advice and project finance to telecoms investment and infrastructure development. Additional notable capabilities in dispute resolution, particularly in tax and commercial litigation, with further areas of strength including competition law and IP. Benefits from its membership of the LEX Africa legal network, an alliance comprising firms from across the continent.

Notable practitioners acknowledged by Chambers are:

Co-founding partner, John Katende has amassed a wealth of legal and business experience over his many years of practice. He continues to utilise this experience to the benefit of the firm’s clients.

Co-founding partner, Edward Frederick Ssempebwa is held in high regard in Uganda. He has been at the fore of the country’s legal market for decades and has been actively involved in the development of the country’s legislature.

Chambers noted that commentators are quick to praise Sim Katende as a “very strong practitioner, knowledgeable of the market and technically skilled.” He is a distinguished corporate lawyer with extensive M&A and capital markets transactional credentials and expertise spanning the energy, oil and gas, and TMT industry sectors.

The Publication notes that Alice Namuli Blazevic continues to enhance her standing in the market, with particular recognition for her work in the TMT sector. She is also respected for her experience of cryptocurrency and blockchain mandates.

In ranking lawyers, Chambers carries out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients. The qualities considered (and which determine rankings) include technical legal ability, client service, depth of team, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money