Katende Ssempebwa & Co


Plot 20 Kampala Road
PO Box 2344

+256 414 23 3770; 233908

+256 414 25 7544

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Contact - Mergers & Acquisitions: Sim K. Katende
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Number of lawyers: 23
Network memberships: Lex Africa
Language: 3

Katende, Ssempebwa & Co. was established in 1969 and is the largest and leading law firm in Uganda boasting of some of the most highly trained and experienced lawyers in the region, several of whom are licensed to practice in Uganda, New York and the United Kingdom. This firm has maintained a significant and pioneering presence in all areas of general and specialized transactional and litigation practice. Most of the more challenging legal problems and assignments in Uganda have been handled by the firm and many of the firm's lawyers have behind them, a wealth of experience and backgrounds that have collectively enabled the firm to pool its resources and consistently give comprehensive advice, even in the most unusual circumstances.

  • Banking & Finance
  • M&A
  • Corporate Restructurings & Privatisations 
  • Securities
  • Real Estate & Conveyance

  • Legal Advisor to Industrial Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) on a US$231 million dollar loan facility to finance a mining project in Uganda;
  • Legal Advisor to Afrimax (Vodafone Uganda) on their loan from Nedbank;
  • Advising Getbucks and Mybucks on their proposed acquisition of Opportunity Bank in Uganda;
  • Legal Advisor to The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) on a multimillion acquisition of water sources from the SABM Rwenzori entity in Uganda;
  • Advised Stanlib Africa Direct Property Development Fund on a US$70 million dollar property development project in Uganda;
  • Legal Advisor to PTA Bank in respect of a US$ 47.3 million facility to Kampala Cementers Limited for the development of a cement factory in Mukono, Uganda;
  • Legal Advisor to Gunvor Group on proposed acquisition of Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation (GAPCO);
  • Legal Advisor to BRL Ingenierie (BRLI) on acquisition of Water Environment and Geo Services Limited;
  • Legal Advisor to PTA Bank in respect of restructuring a US$20 million loan facility.