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Specialized Legal Practice

We focus and strive on providing excellent and pragmatic legal services, solutions and / representation to local and international clients within its core areas of expertise at a cost-effective rate whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism and legal ethics.

Specialized Areas

Banking and Finance Law

There is an exceptional volatility in the global financial system which is subjecting market participants to extraordinary risk and uncertainty. The reassessment of risk by both lenders and borrowers has resulted in a less borrower-friendly environment and more restrictive terms in finance documents. Sporadic changes in the financial, institutional and regulatory framework have transformed the way banking business is conducted and are affecting legal arrangements. We are keen to assist and swiftly advising our clients to adapt to the new banking ways so as to help them to achieve their business objectives

At Diadem Advocates we poses the experience and insight to help clients navigate current financial markets in Banking and Finance Securities. We advise on all aspects of cross-border and domestic financing across a wide range of industries from manufacturing to everything in between. We are well positioned to advise investment banks and merchant banks as well as financial institutions in all matters including drafting and execution of lending and securities documents; local banking compliance rules and regulations; bank-customer regulations; registration of securities at respective registries; and recovery and litigation proceedings at every level of the judiciary system.

Private Equity

We advise on matters related to private equity in the areas of communication, energy, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare services and providers, mining & metals and gaming & hospitality among others. We possess an in-depth local knowledge and an understanding of cross-border legal regimes through our associates and strategic partners across the globe. It is this global footprint which ensures that we have the resource to structure and assist our clients on multi-million private equity deals around the world.

Tax Law

Tax is the lifeline of governments worldwide as such the need to aggressive pursue additional revenue, and crises-related restructurings pose new and difficult challenges for tax planning and dispute resolution. So does the Ugandan Government and the East African Community. We understand the business and legal intricacies of taxation especially when it involves foreign investments and have thus forged an ability to design, implement and defend tax planning structures. Our dedicated lawyers, consulting experts and advisers are in touch with changing tax laws, practices and dispute resolution techniques and can help design, implement, and defend tax strategies for international operations and transactions.

We advise on Tax exemptions; Tax Returns and Assessments; VAT; Income Tax and other forms of levies and duties..

Real Estate and Construction

We at understand that Real Estate is the main conduit of all investment needs our clients have. Our 'market niche' is providing corporate clients, as well as individuals with coordinated, cost effective, real estate counsel across Uganda, East Africa and other foreign jurisdictions. We help our clients coordinate and manage real estate in an international market perspective as well as locally. Internationally, we manage to advise our clients on the modalities of property acquisition and management. This ensures value for money and quality services to our clients. With the emergence of multilateral investment agreements and availability of investment opportunities both in Real Estate sector and others, the construction industry has also boomed overnight.

We boast vast experience in handling construction projects and other related matters. Our clients enjoy an assortment of our legal services across issues such as; Advice and representation in dispositions and conveyance of real estate, property tax, investments in lands, real estate and construction litigation and arbitration, survey plans, permits and licenses etc.

Insurance Law

Our team maintains a close connection with regulatory developments affecting the industry and are actively involved in industry activities. We appreciate issues and challenges facing insurers and have the ability to adapt to changing client needs. Our knowledge of the insurance industry enables us to tailor advice that focuses on the client and their business objectives. We provide commercially astute advice in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance support to insurers.

Sports Law and Arbitration

An emerging but heavily promising industry for legal practice is the Sports Law and arbitration, we advise clients in this sector on their sports legal status (constitution, regulation and technical rules reviews and drafting) sports contracts/contractual capacity, sports promotions and sponsorship contracts as well as advising on sports sector employment.

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Diadem Advocates

Atwiine Julian
Atwiine Julian
Lead Counsel
Phillip Munaabi
Phillip Munaabi
Business Development Partner
Kimuli Ismail Seguya
Namusoke S. Charity