ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that leading Ugandan corporate and commercial lawyer Phillip Karugaba will join ENSafrica in Uganda.

This is a major coup for the firm, which has over 600 practitioners across the African continent. Karugaba, together with Donald Nyakairu, the current managing partner of ENSafrica, will create a formidable leadership team.

Karugaba is widely recognised in the East African market and has been rated by top rankings agencies (such as Chambers and Partners and IFLR1000) as a Tier 1 leading lawyer in the region. ENSafrica’s offering to the Ugandan legal market will be significantly enhanced by Karugaba’s appointment.

ENSafrica’s chief executive, Mzi Mgudlwa, said he was delighted that Phillip had chosen to join the firm: “As the largest law firm in Africa, ENSafrica is always striving to attract top talent. In Phillip, we have certainly landed a gem. His appointment at ENSafrica showcases our commitment to serve Uganda and East Africa with excellent legal advisory services.”

Otsile Matlou, ENSafrica’s COO in charge of Practice Integration across the continent, added that: “Phillip brings to ENSafrica valuable experience that will make the firm even better placed to successfully execute and advise on the high-level, complex work our clients require, and we are committed to providing a world-class service wherever our clients choose to do business on the continent.”

Nyakairu commented that: “This move marks a significant shift in the Ugandan legal market and we look forward to working with Phillip to deliver a really excellent service to clients. We believe that his presence will catapult our offering to the apex of the Ugandan legal market.” Matlou continued: “We are pleased to have a practitioner of Phillip’s calibre in our ranks. Our clients demand a high-quality service; therefore, we are always on the lookout for top talent across the firm. Our recruitment strategy, from graduate recruitment to lateral hires, is focused on finding and retaining the best people.”


If you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phillip Karugaba
Head of ENSafrica Advocates | Uganda
+256 414 259 920

Otsile Matlou
ENSafrica | COO | Practice Integration
+27 82 712 7800