Our Mission

To satisfy our clients’ needs by providing unparalleled, affordable, quality, legal and advisory services with utmost dedication and professionalism.

Our Vision

To meet and exceed our clients’ expectations by continuously improving the quality of our client care and our legal and advisory services.

Key facts and figures

Founded in 1969. We are celebrating 50 years of providing world class legal and advisory services in 2019!

Founding Partners are John W Katende and Prof. Frederick Ssempebwa

Uganda's largest and leading law firm. 

♦ Over sixty (60) full time legal and support staff

♦ Consistently internationally ranked as the number one law firm in Uganda year after year by Chambers and Partners: Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers For Business, IFLR 1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and the Legal 500; the premier benchmark league tables for lawyers worldwide.  

Full service law firm providing all legal and advisory services categorised under: Transactional & Advisory services, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Business Support and Probono.

♦ Unparalleled client roster. Our major clientele comprise of major international and local corporations, financial institutions, the Government of Uganda and other nations, non-governmental organisations, airlines, oil companies, insurance companies, cutting edge technology firms, most of the prominent individuals in the nation's economy and other sectors.

♦ Member of LEXAfrica - Africa's first and largest Legal Alliance comprising of over five hundred (500) lawyers in twenty eight (28) jurisdictions across Africa

♦ Boasts of talented, highly qualified and experienced lawyers some of whom, uniquely in this market :

► are dual qualified and licensed to practice in the State of New York and London;

► graduated from some of the world's leading law schools including Harvard, Columbia, Queens University Belfast, Wolverhampton, Leicester, University of Melbourne,  Houston, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, Boston University, Northeastern, Pepperdine etc.

► have had practical legal training at world renown international firms like Slaughter & May, Hogan Lovells, Eversheds, Doughty Street Chambers, Covington & Burling and Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton.

KATS has the size, strength and resources to provide quality results and has been a leading advisor on many ground breaking transactions that raise new and complex questions of law that have never been addressed in this region.

We have consistently been the number one choice for clients with groundbreaking and unusually challenging transactions in the region and are a major player in the facilitation of the legal and economic development of the East African Community.  


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We are a full service advisory Law Firm providing any and all legal and related advisory services in a variety of legal practice or business areas. KATS has over forty nine (49) years' experience in the industry, providing world class legal services and has been consistently and internationally recognised year after year as the number one Law Firm in Uganda by Chambers and Partners: Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, IFLR 1000 - Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms and the Legal 500 the benchmark league tables for lawyers worldwide.

Get in touch

  • Physical Address
    Radiant House
    Plot 20, Kampala Road
    P.O.Box 2344, Kampala
  • +256 - 414 - 233770/ 233908
  • kats@kats.co.ug