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: 24
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 24 proficiently trained lawyers and a total support staff complement of 35. The firm combines a well-established litigation practice and commercial transactional practice. MMAKS is a member of Africa Legal Network, a leading independent alliance of top tier African law firms. MMAKS is also a member of the Employment Law Alliance and First Law International. 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
  • Commercial Litigation

Chambers Global - Band 1 Firm

IFLR1000 - Tier 1 Firm

Litigation: Timothy Masembe Kanyerezi  (

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Moses Jurua Adriko (

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

Property, Banking and Finance: Shellomith Irungu (

Intellectual Property : Mathias Ssekatawa (

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; and
  • 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
  • Industrials
  • Investment management