4th Floor, Redstone House
Plot 7 Bandali Rise, Bugolobi
P.O.Box 7166

+ 256 393 260 016 / +256 393 260 330

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Partner: Fiona Nalwanga Magona
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 29
Network memberships: 1
Languages: English

MMAKS Advocates is a leading specialised 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 29 proficiently trained lawyers and a total support staff complement of 35. The firm combines a well-established litigation practise and commercial transactional practise. 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.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

Mergers & Acquisitions:

Apollo Nelson Makubuya

Fiona Nalwanga Magona

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Acting for I&M Holdings Limited in connection with its acquisition of 100% (one hundred percent) of the share capital of Orient Bank Limited, one of the largest commercial banks in Uganda.  
  • Advising GVC Holdings PLC in connection with the acquisition of A Better Place Limited and Gal Sports Betting Limited including conducting due diligences on A Better Place Limited and Gal Sports Betting Limited. 
  • Advising Echotel Proprietary Limited, one of the largest internet service providers in South Africa in connection with an acquisition of the entire business of iWay Africa Uganda Limited, one the leading African internet service providers offering solutions over satellite, fibre optic and wireless networks.
  • Advising Toyota Tsusho, a Japanese trading house, in connection with its investment in Tugende Limited, which provides asset finance to bodaboda riders in Uganda and other East African countries. The investment was made jointly with CFAO (Toyota Tsusho's subsidiary headquartered in France) through their co-owned SPC in France named Mobility 54 Investment SAS. 

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

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