LITIGATION

Litigation has from time immemorial been based on an adversarial system which in many cases calls for a lot of time and energy in the preparation and prosecution of the respective cases. Any party therefore needs to have a dependable and skilled team working to build a strong case on your behalf, allowing you to focus your energy on what really matters to you; your core business.

Our clients have been happy to have a trustworthy and steady hand in Kampala Associated Advocates, who have, over the years, built an impeccable track record in litigation and has been involved in several groundbreaking and landmark litigation cases that have shaped the legal landscape of the country.

Our firm’s impeccable reputation in litigation is such that clients with major litigation matters will most probably turn to us when the stakes are high and require a multi-pronged approach to their matters on account of the various complexities involved. We have consistently delivered on such expectations.

Our Litigation department is headed by Peter Kabatsi and Joseph Matsiko, who are both renowned legal practitioners. Peter was a long-serving Director of Public Prosecutions and Solicitor General for the Government of Uganda and, at one time, Principal Crown Counsel in Lesotho. Joseph was the head of Civil Litigation in the Attorney General’s chambers for a number of years. They are assisted by a strong team of four partners, an associate partner, and four associates. Together, they form arguably the best litigation team in the country

The Litigation team has been involved and continues to represent clients in civil and commercial litigation; criminal law practice; election petitions and constitutional petitions, and, when called to do so, as private prosecutors.

Experience

  • Successfully represented the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in respect of a suit lodged by a private citizen challenging the Digital Migration exercise undertaken by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) under the Digital Migration Policy of 2011.
  • Successfully defended Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), which took over the case from the Broadcasting Council, in a suit lodged by Traces (SA) CC. The suit emanated from the termination of a contract for the collection of Television Licence Fees by the Government of Uganda. The value of the claim was USD $ 513,295,409.54.
  • Successfully represented MTN Uganda Limited in the only case worth USD.2.5 million dollars that has ever been litigated in Uganda relating to payments under an Interconnection Agreement between Uganda Telecom Limited and MTN Uganda Limited for international traffic that was being terminated in the network of a third party telecommunications company in a foreign country in as much as the code used was a Ugandan code. The Supreme Court of Uganda confirmed the findings of all the lower courts and upheld the termination rates claimed by MTN Uganda Limited.
  • Successfully represented Uganda National Roads Authority in litigation worth 67 million Euros against REYNOLDS.
  • Successfully defended MTN (U) Limited in a suit about the legality of mobile money transactions, and had the suit dismissed.
  • Successfully defended the President of the Republic of Uganda in three presidential election petitions in 2003, 2006 and 2016.
  • Successfully defending the former speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, Hon. Margaret Zziwa at the East African Court of Justice in the matter regarding her unlawful impeachment.
  • Successfully represented Orient Bank in a USD 2.5 million dispute.
  • Successfully represented ALLMUSS properties Uganda Ltd, a hitherto joint venture in a USD.4.5 million dollar dispute against a Ugandan company that was a shareholder.
  • Kampala Associated Advocates is currently defending Dr. Sudhir Rupareila in his USD. 100 million case against Bank of Uganda and Crane Bank Limited for allegedly defrauding Crane Bank Limited and causing the financial loss that led to the collapse of Crane Bank Limited. This is a first of a kind dispute against Bank of Uganda arising from the exercise of its regulatory mandate.

 

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