James is a Senior Associate with MMAKS Advocates litigation team since October 2008.
He is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda, a member of the Uganda Law Society and East Africa Law Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Uganda Christian University, Mukono and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
James was seconded to Hogan Lovells International LLP in London.
- Advocate of the High Court Of Uganda
- Member, Uganda Law Society
- Member, East Africa Law Society
- Commonwealth Professional Fellar
- Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Uganda
- B (Hons.), Uganda Christian University
2017- Date: Senior Associate, MMAKS Advocates
2008 -2016: Associate, MMAKS Advocates
- Advising a client in connection with a prerogative order application by several Ugandan banks which successfully quashed a trade law subsidiary legislation that imposed fees on top of those already imposed by the Uganda Financial Institutions Statute.
- Acting for the Central Bank in connection with a fraudulent acquisition and conveyance of securities encumbered by the plaintiffs to secure a debt facility of USD 20 million.
- Acting for the Central Bank in connection with a constitutional petition seeking declarations to the effect that the closure and winding up of a Ugandan bank were in contravention of the Uganda Constitution.
- Acting for the Central Bank in connection with a suit involving the dismissal of an employee who was awarded compensation for involuntary or forced retirement and payment for contingent unaccrued benefits in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
- Acting for a client in connection with an action in the commercial court for a Ugandan company enforcing a tax exemption relating to a USD 18 million investment in agro-processing plant and machinery.
- Acting for a mining company in connection with an action that sought to set aside an award granting the client a 70% stake in a copper mine.
- Acting for a client in connection with an action to defend a contested VAT assessment of USD 58 million levied on a thermal power generator.
- Acting for a construction engineering company in connection with a contractual dispute before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
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