Procurement Law

At KBS Advocates we approach Procurement as the whole process by which a Project is designed, financed , supply made, construction executed and any residual disputes resolved.

Banking and Finance

We provide legal advice on various aspects of banking and finance law. We have provided counsel to various banking and financial institutions during the negotiations of development

Family Law

It’s our noble duty to preserve the institution of marriage and protect the rights & interests of children. We provide legal counsel to our clients for matters relating to divorce,

Non-Profit Organizations Law

KBS Advocates represents a number of local and international Non-Governmental organizations based in Uganda and other overseas jurisdictions. Specic areas of practice include:

Non-profit Law and Governance

  • Formation and incorporation of local and international Non-Governmental organizations
  • Governance and board structure, composition, roles, and responsibilities
  • Board/staff relationships, responsibilities, and delegation of authority
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Regulatory compliance and annual reporting

Arbitration

Our firm prides itself in being a leading arbitration hub with one of our Partners being the first Fellow of CIArb-UK in the Country-Uganda.

 

Christopher Bwanika is a seasoned arbitration practice guru and our team has managed several arbitration references both as counsel for the parties and as arbitrators.

 

As a policy, we always assist our clients to reach an amicable settlement of their disputes.

 

Accordingly, we actively support alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including adjudication, negotiation, conciliation
and mediation.

Privatisation law

We carryout legal audits on various enterprises to be divested and privatized, reviewing and rendering advisory services

Foreign Investment

We advise foreign clients on investment law and practice in Uganda. We advice clients on appropriate business opportunities in Uganda, and provide counsel during the establishment of their business operations in Uganda.

 

We obtain the relevant licences and permits e.g. investment licence, work permits, trading licences, for all foreigners interested in investing in Uganda.

Debt Collection

We have un matched experience in collection and recovery of debts.

 

For three years running, we collected property rates for the City Council of Kampala and recovered huge sums of money that were outstanding in arrears.

 

We also recovered millions of Uganda Shillings in what had been considered bad debts for Ms Uganda Telecom, a leading telecommunications Company in Uganda.

Non-Profit Organizations Law

We provide legal advice on various aspects of banking and finance law. We have provided counsel to various banking and financial institutions during the negotiations of development financing, many times involving huge sums of money.

Commercial Law

We provide legal services in all areas of Company practice and business transactions. One of the partners in our rm is an author of two books on Company law and practice.

 

We provide company secretarial services and, among others, advise clients on compliance requirements for running companies and conducting business in Uganda.

 

We also assist companies in negotiating, concluding and drafting of contracts for provision or procurement of goods and/or services

Debt Collection

We have un matched experience in the collection and recovery of debts.

 

For three years running, we collected property rates for the City Council of Kampala and recovered huge sums of money that were outstanding in arrears.

 

We also recovered millions of Uganda Shillings in what had been considered bad debts for Ms. Uganda Telecom, a leading telecommunications Company in Uganda.

Taxation law

We advise clients on tax disputes before the tax appeal tribunal and the High Court of Uganda.

Land Law

In the field of Land Administration law, we have successfully carried out a Consultancy Project for Review of Land Administration Laws in Uganda where we carried out extensive research in land administration systems.

 

We developed pre-legislative proposals and Consultation Papers for the review, harmonization, and repeal or replacement of Nine (9) existing laws and four (4) new laws.The  Project and was financed by the World Bank and the Government of Uganda. The output (draft Bills) were reviewed as international best practices.

 

The projects included drafting a Bill for a Land Information System Law for Uganda, an area where there are very few legislative interventions worldwide.

Construction Law

our particular expertise is in the interpretation of Construction and Civil Engineering Contracts based on forms of contract in common use in the industry such as the World Bank (and African Development Bank) SBD for works Smaller Contracts, the EU Form for Works financed by the EDF and FIDIC.

 

Our practice niche since1994 is providing contentious and continuous non-contentious legal advice on Civil Engineering Construction (Road and Infrastructure)Projects. We have been engaged in various projects including advice on construction procurement such as designing a procurement framework and construction contract, advising on the procurement of Passenger Boarding Bridges for an International Airport, advising on procurement issues and preparation and negotiation of consultancy (design and supervision) and the construction contracts for redevelopment of an airport, supporting the preparation and advising on Tender Documents and Construction Contracts and numerous Road construction projects.

 

We also offer contract legal advice, expertise, and support for contract delivery, contract administration and management, regulatory compliance, performance and enforceability of contracts and ancillary agreements, limitation and management of liability under contracts, and interpretation of terms/contract provisions. High-level experience in this area includes providing legal expertise, negotiation, support, and interpretation of contracts to the Uganda Ministry of Finance on a Contract for the Supply, Installation, and Implementation of the Integrated Financial Management System [IFMS] (PilotandRoll-out phases) financed by the World Bank.