Moses Adriko

Moses Adriko

Managing Partner | ALN Uganda | MMAKS Advocates

Physical Address:

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

Postal Address:

PO Box: 7166, Kampala, Uganda


+256 414 259 920

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Moses is a Managing Partner and Co-head of the Disputes Resolution team at ALN Uganda | MMAKS Advocates, one of the leading law firms in Uganda, and has been with the firm for over 18 years. His practice focuses mainly on corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, intellectual property, and international criminal law. Moses is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

    Moses is a past president of the Uganda Law Society, Chair of the African Forum of the International Bar Association (the “IBA”), as well as Council Member of the IBA Human Rights Institute, a member of the Public Appeals and Procurement Authority Tribunal (PPDA Tribunal) and member of the Transitional Justice Issues Committee of the Government of Uganda. He is a certified adjudicator accredited by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and has served on the IBA Human Rights Institute as a Council Member.

    Moses has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (U) Limited. Moses is the current Chairman of Sanlam General Insurance (U) Limited, as well as Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Provident Fund. He was also appointed the Investigator in Chief of the Fugro Air Accident in 2007.

    Moses graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of East Anglia. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

  2. Professional Membership
    • Senior Counsel, Uganda
    • Certified Adjudicator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIARB)
    • Advocate, High Court of Uganda
    • Member of Uganda Law Society
    • Member of East African Law Society
    • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales
  3. Professional Qualifications
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Uganda
    • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford, Surrey, England
    • B, University of East Anglia, England
  4. Career Summary

    2005 to Date: Managing Partner, MMAKS Advocates

    2001-2005: Partner, Adriko & Karugaba Advocates

    1995-2001: Associate,Katera & Kagumire Advocates, Uganda

    1994-1995: Trainee Solicitor, Luper Partnership, Camden, England

  5. Awards & Recognitions
    • Moses has been appointed a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
    • Moses has been appointed to the List of Counsel of the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
    • Moses has been recognised by World Trademark reviewed Lawyer’s directory as one of the top ranked intellectual property specialists in Uganda.
  6. Top Matters
    • Acting as arbitrator in connection with various commercial disputes in relation to general ad hoc United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunals.
    • Acting as a panel member of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Appeals Tribunal (PPDA) in connection with various complex multi-million-dollar disputes in relation to public procurement disputes and appeals from the Procurement Authority.
    • Acting for an international construction company in connection with arbitration proceedings at the International Chamber of Commerce in relation to the successful defense of a USD 1 million claim by a subcontractor.
    • Acting for Uganda Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of East African Breweries Limited which is majority owned by British drinks giant Diageo, in connection with a complex tax dispute with the Uganda Revenue Authority in relation to the application of the East African Community Customs Management Act.
    • Acting for Diageo, a British multinational alcoholic beverage company, in connection with a suit seeking an order against the infringement of the Johnnie Walker Black Label brand.
    • Acting for a client in connection with a suit against the Attorney General on behalf of a client whose property was expropriated. We successfully won the plaintiff USD 2 million in compensation.
      • Acting for various clients, as Rule 74 Counsel, in connection with various matters before the International Criminal Court at the Hague, Netherlands.

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