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"(The firm) maintains its reputation as a go-to firm for a variety of complex transactional work, including banking and telecom matters"

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

The Telecommunications sector is one that is ever evolving. We embrace disruptive technologies such as AI, blockchain and advise on the business, law and regulation.

Our Firm has been very active in this practice area advising the Government of Uganda on the unbundling of its parastatal – Uganda Posts and Telecommunications- into three separate and independent entities, Uganda Telecom Ltd, Posta Bank, The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the Regulator in the telecom sector.

We advise various international telecommunications companies on multi-billion dollar acquisitions, due diligences, business structuring, licence transfers, response to consumer complaints and regulatory compliance and act as external legal counsel to many telecom companies in Uganda where our advice ranges from legal, regulatory and governmental compliance.

We regularly prepare and negotiate various contracts for our carrier clients like access contracts, customer contracts, agency and distribution agreements. Our Firm has also drafted and negotiated numerous tower facility leases for telecom companies.

We represent several large Technology and Telecommunication service providers including the local subsidiaries for several brand name international technology firms

Our Media practice involves Intellectual Property, digital media, Corporate and Commercial, Corporate finance, Competition, Tax, Litigation, Technology and we have specialized lawyers on hand to advise on myriad transactions.

Today’s rapidly advancing technologies have made it easier than ever for companies to collect, use and transfer data throughout the world. The regulation of data has expanded, imposing complex and often inconsistent privacy and data protection standards.

We advise clients on privacy policies, data storage, retention and destruction, privacy complaints, non-disclosure agreements.

Sample Transactions

  • Legal advisor to American Tower Corporation on all aspects of its multi-million dollar acquisition of the tower business of MTN Uganda.
  • Advisor to Warid Telecom on its multi-million dollar sale of its tower business to Eaton Towers.
  • Advisor to a local telecom provider on its proposed multi-million sale to a prospective investor
  • Advised another telecom provider on its corporate restructuring regarding another investor aiming to purchase a minority stake in the operator for Millions of dollars.
  • Advised AFSAT communications on its merger with Africa Online
  • Advised VTEL Limited on its proposed acquisition of majority shareholding of one of the leading telecommunications companies in Uganda.
  • Advised Telkom SA on its acquisition of Uganda online and AFSAT telecommunications Limited.

Key Contacts

Sim K. Katende
Alice N. Blazevic
Associate Partner
Arthur M. Katende
Principal Associate