Ortus Advocates


King Ceasor Square
9 Portal Avenue

+256 414 667986

+256 414 667986

Key contacts:

Partner & COO: Birungi Kaburara
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Managing Partner: Bernard M. Katureebe
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 21
Number of Partners: 10
Number of Female Partners: 5
Network memberships: Yingke Law
Languages: English, French

Ortus Advocates is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm in Uganda. The firm is part of the Ortus Africa brand, a professional services firm bringing together resources with a wealth of experience and knowledge in law, tax and business advisory services. 

Our key practice areas include corporate, mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance, capital markets, project finance, project development, oil & gas, tax, and business rescue, restructuring & insolvency. Our lawyers have a unique understanding of Uganda’s political, economic, regulatory, and legal environment.  With a team of over 20 lawyers we confidently guide both local and international clients across a range of industry sectors in execution of complex and innovative transactions and disputes.

The firm also boasts of a dedicated China practice bolstered by our alliance with the Yingke Law which focuses largely on matters born of the commercial expansion of those countries’ interests in Africa.

We are very active in the fintech and innovative ecosystem of Uganda. Through our partnership with the Innovation Village, Ortus Advocates is at the forefront of the innovation and acceleration industry in Uganda.

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