Contact

Tel: +256 414 252069
Tel: +256 750 067832
Fax: +256 414 505305

Plot 1-3 Spring Road, Bugolobi
First floor Acacia Business Center
(LG Building)
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P.O.Box 8700
Kampala - Uganda

Email: info@agabamuhairwe.com

Practise Areas

Intellectual Property

  • Copyrights and Neighboring Rights
  • Patents
  • Industrial designs
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets and
  • Geographical Indications

Corporate Law

  • Commercial & Corporate Litigation
  • Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Investment and risk advisory
  • Corporation / Company Secretaries
  • Liquidation and Bankruptcy
  • Power Purchase Agreements

Legal and Procurement Consultancy

  • Formulation of legal and regulatory frame work
  • Training and capacity building
  • Technical advice
  • Audits and investigation
  • Preparation of Bid proposals
  • Administrative reviews
  • Project Management
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Tax Advisory

Transaction Advisory

  • Oil and gas Advisory
  • Due diligence and Risk Advisory
  • Energy Contracts
  • Structuring transaction vehicles
  • Conveyance
  • Tax and Revenue
  • Real estate transactions
  • Property Management
  • Soccer Agents Advisory Services

Banking and Finance

  • Trade financing
  • Islamic Banking
  • Mortgages, debentures and other charges
  • Registration and perfection of securities
  • Debt Recovery
  • Due diligence and risk management

Project Management

  • Due Diligence
  • Contract Management
  • Design, Review and Supervision
  • Cost Management
  • Third Party advisory services
  • Third Party Procurement of goods and services
  • Project and report writing

General Litigation, Arbitration and A.D.R

  • Class Actions
  • Suits against government

Employment, Labor and Immigration

  • Employee terminal and other benefits
  • Work Permits
  • Investment Licenses
  • Process travel documents
  • Retirement benefits and registration of pension Schemes
  • Safety and Workmen Compensations
  • Labor Industrial Disputes

Family Law, Trust and Estates

  • Marriage and Divorce
  • Gifts, Intervivos, Wills and Requests
  • Administration of estates

 

Assignments Completed

The following are some of the assignments carried out by the firm and successfully completed;

A.  Procurement Consultancy

  1. To Reform the Public Procurement laws and Regulations of the Revolutionary Republic of It entailed reviewing the Procurement Act no. 9 of 2005 and the Regulations under Institutional Support Project for Good Governance Phase II (ISSPG II) worth USD 50,000.
  2. Advising the Government of South Sudan on the enactment of a Public Procurement Law and Regulations, that involved conducting benchmarks and consultations with other similar procurement regulations from the East Africa Community worth 15,000 GBP.
  3. Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS), a USAID funded program covering 35 districts to identify areas for improvement of local government procurement procedures and develop a set of Technical Assistance Resources for use in the 35 districts.
  4. Procurement Advisory services to the Uganda Registration Services Bureau on the implementation of good procurement practices.
  5. Consultancy to review and update the Procurement Manual of the African Union Commission. The Manual detailed the Standards, Policies and Procedures to be followed in the Procurement of goods, works and services by the Organs and Institutions of the AUC worth 70,000 USD.
  6. Consultancy to carryout compliance assessment of procurement systems in COMESA countries in Rwanda, Kenya Malawi and Seychelles worth USD 35,000.
  7. Preparation of Tender documents for the SINO HYDRO Group for the Karuma Hydro Electric Dam Project worth USD 2.000.000.000.

B. Joint Ventures and Public Private Partnerships

  1. Transaction advisory to Unifreight Cargo Services Limited to engage in a Joint Venture Agreement with Port Side Freight Terminals Limited to manage the Uganda Government owned Mombasa Inland Port Terminal on concession from initiation stage to project implementation worth USD 400,000.
  2. Transaction Advisory on Development of the Rice Project in Uganda under Public Private Partnership between The Government of the Republic of Uganda and Tilda Uganda Limited worth USD 36.10
  3. Consultancy to develop a concept Note for Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) under a Public Private Partnership for Construction of UHRC office Building worth UGX 7,000,000,000 on Plots 20, 22 and 24 at Buganda road. This entailed determining the office space size, design, technical specifications, project/cost benefits analysis and advising the client on the options available under PPPs.
  4. Transaction Advisory to Akright Projects & Partners on the Police Housing Estate under Public Private Partnership.
  5. Advising on the procurement of a Lead investor in the Uganda Refinery Project under Public private partnership.
  6. Transaction advisory to  our client, Sharp Electronics Ltd for the provision of street lighting in Kisoro town under Public Private Partnerships worth $300,000.
  7. Transaction advisory services, development of the Uganda Law Society Land in Kampala, Uganda under Public Private Partnership.

 C. Litigation Matters

  1. Successfully represented Uganda National Roads Authority in Litigation Claims of over UGX 6,500,000,000
  2. Jointly Represented the Government of the Republic of Uganda with the Attorney General in Miscellaneous Clause No. 71 of 2014 to defend the government in an action for judicial review by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation challenging the Ministers powers to cancel an MOU between them and the Government worth USD. 6.8 billion.
  3. Successfully represented the Registered Trustees of Church of Uganda against the Attorney General in High court Civil Suit No.448 of 2011 claiming for rent in arrears for over 27 years’ worth UGX. 600.000.000.
  4. Successfully represented our client Hared Petroleum in a case challenging the IGG’s powers to cancel our client’s purchase of 19.8 Acres of Land in Jinja Municipality worth UGX: 2.500.000.000. in Miscellaneous Cause No. 27 of 2012.
  5. Succeeded in defending our client Kalamazoo Secure Solutions and Ren – Form CC before the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) and PPDA Appeals Tribunal where they were challenging the decision of the Uganda Electoral Commission in awarding the contract for the procurement for the printing and supply of ballot papers for presidential, parliamentary and local government council elections worth UGX 45,000,000,000 in Application No. 2 of 2016 at PPDA Appeals Tribunal.
  6. Successfully Represented Hon. Nabilah Naggayi Sempala in Constitutional Petition No. 09 of 2016 Odonga Alex Oryang Vs Nabilah, Electoral Commission and Attorney General, in the Constitutional Court.
  7. Successfully represented Africa one Ltd in a case challenging the conduct of the procurement process in the Tender for the provision of Vehicle Rental Services for the president’s swearing in ceremony in May, 2011 worth UGX: 460,000,000.
  8. Represented our client in a case challenging the decision of the Ministry of Defense to cancel our client’s purchase of former Kisseka Foundation Hospital, having won the Bid. The property in issue is worth UGX: 9 Billion.
  9. Represented Crown Agents in a case seeking USD 1,000,000 from Ministry of Health of the Government of Uganda arising out of breach of a third party procurement consultancy agreement.
  10. Successfully represented Engineering Solutions (U) Ltd in an Administrative Review Appeal against Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority, Cooper Motors Corporation and National Agricultural Advisory Services, Application No. 10 of 2016 at PPDA Appeals Tribunal worth USD 1,035,782

D. Debt Recovery

We are retained to carryout debt recovery for the following corporations;

  1. Footsteps Furniture Limited
  2. Nibya Group of companies
  3. FINCA Bank Uganda Limited
  4. Nile Fishing Company Limited
  5. Sparkle Clean Services limited
  6. Gulf Africa Limited
  7. The Church of the Province of Uganda
  8. Unifreight Cargo Handling Services Limited
  9. Hared Petroleum Limited

E. Transaction Advisory, Banking and Finance

  1. Negotiating a trade financing facility for our client Hared Petroleum limited from The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank for the refurbishment, re-stocking and management of the National Fuel Reserves Storage Tanks in Jinja Uganda worth USD. 20 million
  2. Transaction advisory of an equity acquisition of the Joseph Initiative Ltd worth USD 1,500,000 by Dutch Oak Tree Foundation, a company limited by guarantee registered in England. Dutch Oak Tree Foundation makes grants to organizations and invests in projects that aim to improve the quality of life for communities outside the UK, particularly those in the developing world
  3. Transaction advisory to the Joseph Initiative Ltd for debt financing from Common Fund of Commodities worth USD 500,000. The Common Fund for Commodities’’ mandate is to enhance the socio-economic development of commodity producers and contribute to the development of society as a whole.
  4. Transaction advisory to the Joseph Initiative Ltd on of a pilot phase an agricultural financing services facility with 800 small holder farmers and Opportunity Bank Uganda Ltd worth UGX 420m.
  5. Transaction advisory to the Asili Farms Masindi Ltd for debt financing from Common Fund of Commodities worth USD 1,200,000.
  6. Transaction advisory to the Joseph Initiative Ltd on of a pilot phase an agricultural financing services facility with 800 small holder farmers and Opportunity Bank Uganda Ltd worth UGX 420m.

 F. Real Estate

  1. Transaction advisory to the Church of Uganda and Kabira Country Club on the sale of 8 Acres of Land in an up-scale suburb in Kampala City worth UGX: 6.750.000.000.
  2. Registration of land related instruments for the Registered Trustees of Church of Uganda
  3. Registration and perfection of securities for Nibya Limited
  4. Transaction advisory to the Joseph Initiative Ltd on purchase of a ware house facility in Kasese worth UDS 900,000.