Our Firm boasts of some of the most talented, highly qualified and experienced advocates in Uganda. Our lawyers therefore have the unique capability to handle matters in a manner that incorporates and balances legal considerations in various jurisdictions and this is gradually elevating us as a formidable firm.
In addition to the services the firm provides to its corporate clients like Financial, Water Institutions, Beverage companies and Telecom companies, the firm also offers debt collection and recovery services. The firm appreciates that part of its client’s services is providing credit to its customers and often times this comes with the need to collect from those who do not comply with terms of the credit facilities. The firm has a tailored collection strategy for your company’s needs.
We believe that all overdue accounts should be treated with the same degree of urgency whether overdue by 1 day or 100 days. The firm does not adhere to a rigid recovery formula. Rather we realise that every debtor’s circumstances are different and therefore every client should be treated as an individual. When stronger action is required, the firm has the staff and procedures in place to maximise results.
Since debt collection is time consuming, requires valuable resources and can involve lengthy negotiations, the firm seeks viable alternatives that will make recovery more responsive. These include the involvement of a strong PR and negotiation strategy as a priority in the initial stage. Our proven methods of persistence and professionalism always ensure the best result. A hands on approach, backed by experienced staff, provides the most effective, result oriented service possible. We investigate, communicate and take all reasonable collection steps to achieve a positive result.
We are currently doing debt collection, mortgage and caveat registration for DFCU Bank (U) Limited.
There work involves traversing the area of operation, distributing the demand notices and receiving responses. After the distribution, the debtors are invited to meet our processional team where terms of payment are discussed. Those who do not comply are given reminder letters and another attempt made to meet them. When the above methods fail, then, and only then, a recovery through litigation will be considered and that will also be only with the consent of the client.
All our methods will be guided by the timeframe and set targets mutually agreed between the firm and the client.
We operate with the confidence that our clients are getting the best possible results whilst keeping our clients reputation uppermost in our minds.
Our firm also provides labour and employment law advice to our clients. Much of the firm’s work takes the form of giving opinions to our clients relating to the labour and employment Laws governing the relationship between employee and employer. For those clients establishing businesses or offices in a particular country, in addition to drafting employee contracts, we advise and assist our clients in obtaining all the necessary paperwork and documents legalizing their employees (i.e. securing work permits).
Where required by our clients, the firm also facilitates training sessions to equip the Human Resource Departments of its clients with the necessary skills to ensure that staff matters are handled in accordance with the law with a view to avoid labour and industrial court disputes.
We are your partners in achieving your commercial and investment goals. This practice encompasses the full range of legal services required by corporations and other business entities. Our Firm has served as in-house counsel, company secretaries for foreign and local clients. We provide advice to foreign companies from many parts of the world and assisted foreign companies 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.
In particular from 22nd January, 2013 to 11th June, 2013 we were contracted by DFCU Bank (U) Limited to be in charge of all the Investment Club registration, a task we successfully and satisfactorily accomplished and registered 426 Investment Clubs.
We are retained counsel for security companies including GKO Security Limited, Damocles Security Limited. We are also retained counsel for Aptcorps Limited a licensed labour export company and Silver Springs Hotel.
We have also handled several Registrar of Companies matters for various companies including but not limited to DFCU Bank (U) Limited to wit; Registration of Companies, Filing of Annual Returns, carrying out due diligence, mergers, acquisitions, take-overs, Certification of Company documents, liquidations among others.
One of our Managing Partner Mr. Arthur Mwebesa is a Lecturer of Business Law, Company Law and Administrative Law at the prestigious Uganda Christian University and thus keeps abreast with the emerging changing trends, practice and laws in the commercial arena.
Our job is to protect your intellectual property rights. We handle property rights agreements, handles trademark and patent application procedures, declarations of use and renewal. We handle protection of these trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights and layout designs. We have also successfully enforced intellectual property rights in matters involving trademark violations, licensing and exploitation in Uganda and we successfully handled the first unfair competition and predatory pricing action in Uganda. .
We do a lot of work for various NGO’s from the formation of the NGO to raising financing and actual monitoring of their performance and general legal work. We also do a lot of pro bono legal work for Advocates San Frontiers, Public Interest Law Clinic, Makerere and the Uganda Law Society
We were also in charge of the registration and are retained as legal advisors for Volunteers Anti-Corruption Coalition Africa of which the Hon. Gen. Elly Tumwine is the Patron.
With the right advice, oil will become the biggest engine of growth of this region. This Firm has advised emerging and established oil companies on a wide spectrum of legal matters in this area of the law ranging from business establishment and licensing to regulatory compliance.
Our Firm has also been retained to advise clients on matters relating to multi-billion dollar joint exploration agreements, applications for grant of petroleum rights, statutory and regulatory advisory, acquisition of petroleum rights, business establishment and business structuring, due diligence investigations and risk management.