MMAKS Advocates


3rd Floor, DTB Centre (formerly Diamond Trust Building)
Plot 17/19 Kampala Road

0414 503037; 343859; 259920; 255431; 254374

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Timothy Masembe Kanyerezi
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Co-Managing Partner: Moses Jurua Adriko
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 23
Network memberships: 3
Languages: English

MMAKS Advocates is a leading full service law firm in Kampala with a longstanding reputation of quality and excellence. It is one of the largest firms in Uganda, with a total of 23 proficiently trained lawyers and a total support staff complement of 35. The firm combines a well-established litigation practice and commercial transactional practice. Two of the firm’s partners are qualified as solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Its lawyers hold qualifications from reputable universities across the globe. MMAKS is a member of ALN, a leading independent alliance of top tier African law firms. MMAKS is also a member of the Employment Law Alliance, a worldwide alliance of commercial law firms. Please visit

  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Project Finance
  • Financial services regulatory 
  • Financial restructuring
  • Real estate
  • Structured finance / Securitisation
  • Competition
  • Project development
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Litigation: Timothy Masembe Kanyerezi  (

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Moses Jurua Adriko (

Corporate Commercial: Apollo Makubuya ( and Fiona N. Magona (

Property, Banking and Finance: Shellomith Irungu (

Recent Transactional highlights

  • Advising the Government of Uganda in connection with the development of the first ever oil refinery project in Uganda;
  • Advising FMO and PROPARCO on a financing of USD 40 million to the Sugar Corporation of Uganda;
  • Successfully acting for Barclays Bank of Uganda limited in a Supreme Court appeal in which the appellant was ordered to pay the bank  USD 20 million.

  • Telecommunications
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Real Estate
  • Gaming
  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Government and public policy
  • Insurance
  • Oil and gas
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Tech and telecoms 
  • Mining 
  • Natural resources
  • Aviation
  • Food and beverages
  • Industrials
  • Pharm and life services
  • Investment management
  • Construction and materials