James Bwogi Kalibbala

James Bwogi Kalibbala

Senior Associate | ALN Uganda | MMAKS Advocates

Physical Address:

4th Floor, Redstone House, Plot 7 Bandali Rise, Kampala Uganda

Postal Address:

P. O. Box 7166, Kampala, Uganda


+256 414 259 920, +256 (0) 776 996 957

Email Address:

  1. Background

    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.

  2. Professional Membership
    • Advocate of the High Court Of Uganda
    • Member, Uganda Law Society
    • Member, East Africa Law Society
    • Commonwealth Professional Fellar
  3. Professional Qualifications
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Uganda
    • B (Hons.), Uganda Christian University
  4. Career Summary

    2017- Date: Senior Associate, MMAKS Advocates

    2008 -2016: Associate, MMAKS Advocates

  5. Top Matters
    • 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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