Corporate & Commercial

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Corporate & Commercial

We are your partners in achieving your commercial and investment goals.

"Katende, Ssempebwa and Co is firmly in the premier league of corporate and financial firms."

– IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.

"Still "the best known firm in town" this practice is admired not only for its excellent Commercial and Corporate departments, but also for the its senior partner's contributions to academic life, government reviews and constitutional law."


– Chambers and Partners: Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

The practice encompasses the full range of legal services required by corporations and other business entities. We advise multinational corporations and assist them in the establishment, registration and restructuring of foreign investment enterprises locally. We handle matters relating to equity and contractual joint ventures, wholly owned foreign enterprises and holding companies, financial and management agreements, shareholders agreements and all contractual matters relevant to the operations of our clients businesses locally and internationally.

Our team also advises clients on all the relevant corporate governance structures including designing and implementing compliance programs to discover and deter both inadvertent and purposeful failures to heed laws and regulations. In industries such as Banking & Finance, our Firm has extensive experience in integrating Corporate Governance and Securities Law compliance with other regulatory structures and operational requirements.

One of our Senior Partners’ Mr. John W. Katende is a leading authority on company law matters in Uganda and is the author of, among other publications, ‘The Law of Business Associations in East and Central Africawhich is one of the leading texts in all the law schools in East and Central Africa.

Key Contacts

John W. Katende
Senior Partner (SC)
Sim K. Katende
Angella T. Namubiru
Senior Associate