Birungyi Barata & Associates


IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Birungyi Barata & Associates is a commercial firm based in Uganda. It was established in 2003 by Enoch Brata and Birungyi Cephas Kagyenda, the managing partner. It has an office is in Kampala and a team of 14 lawyers.


Focusses / specialisms

The firm advises on transactions within the banking, M&A, project finance, and restructuring and insolvency (R&I) practice areas, and can advise on Ugandan and English law.


Key clients

The firm has developed strong relationships with Absa Uganda, Chestnut, Ziba, Mahoma, Airtel, World Bank Group, Capital Shoppers, Marriot Hotel and Apartments, and Uganda Breweries.


Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

During the research period the firm was active in banking, M&A, project finance, and R&I.

In banking it was active on behalf of borrowers and lenders, and it advised on project financing for developments in the energy sector.

In corporate work the firm advised on acquisitions on behalf of buyers and sellers and assisted with restructurings.


Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020) 

Kibaale District hydro power plant

SACCO restructuring

Windforce / Akbar Group / ECL Energy 10MW solar power plant


Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Financial services regulatory

“Timely delivery on the defined deliverables, creative tailor made tax-related solutions. A well experienced and tax savvy team. The firm has had 100% success in all the tax matters concluded thus far and continue to provide satisfactory representation both in court and the tribunal. Timely sharing of significant changes in the regulatory and legal regimes. They are a leader in shaping tax Jurisprudence and practice.” 


Project development

“Honest and realistic in analysing cases, timely actions, and problem-solving.” 


Birungyi Cephas Kagyenda

“Excellent customer care and managing the needs of the customer. Approachable and available 24/7, attention to detail. Goes an extra mile to deliver results Strong drafting skills, sharp reasoning on all matters, a thorough understanding and appreciation of the tax Legal framework. Well thought out arguments/submissions.”


Enoch Barata

“Excellent customer care, very good time management, skilled problem-solving and is very honest.”