MANAGING PARTNER

JOSEPH MATSIKO

  • Phone Number

    +256 312 244 100

  • Fax Number

    +256 41 4344123

  • Email Address jmatsiko@kaa.co.ug

Professional Experience

Areas of Focus

• Commercial and civil litigation
• Arbitration and mediation
• Public-private partnerships

Experience

Joseph joined KAA in July 2007 after working as the Director of Civil Litigation at the Attorney General’s Chambers for four years. Joseph has vast experience in civil and commercial litigation, mediation and international arbitration. He has had a distinguished practice at the Ugandan Bar, as well as participating in international arbitration at the London Court of International Arbitration.
He has successfully handled high-profile constitutional litigation and some of the biggest commercial cases in Uganda, including the only two Supreme Court Petitions challenging presidential elections. Joseph was lead counsel at the recent Presidential Election Petition in the Supreme Court of Uganda on behalf of the Ugandan President and the Electoral Commission (EC), which determined in favour of the President and the EC. He has successfully handled some of the biggest commercial claims in Uganda’s legal history including a recent suit/claim for 68 billion Uganda Shillings (US$34 million). He has just completed a US$16.4 million commercial litigation matter which determined in favour of a cement company which he represented.
Joseph’s experience in international litigation and arbitration includes participation in successful litigation in South Africa and France in commercial and construction law matters. He has successfully represented a Ugandan entity in a €40 million international commercial arbitration matter in Paris and London.
Joseph is presently advising an American company in an international commercial dispute that is going to arbitration, as well as advising an Indian investor in a multi-million US dollar investment dispute. He is representing a leading telecom operator in a dispute worth US$7 million.

 

Education

LLB (Hons)

1992

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY KAMPALA

Dip. L.P

1993

Law Development Centre, Kampala.

Certification in Mediation and Arbitration

2005

International Law Institute, Washington, DC, USA.

Certification in Mediation and Arbitration

2005

International Law Institute, Washington, DC, USA.

Certificate in International Commercial Transactions

1997

International Law Institute.

Certificate in Contract Compliance and Dispute Resolution

2004

Institute of Public-Private Partnerships, Washington, DC, USA.

Certificate in Public Enterprise Restructuring and Divestiture

2001

International Law Institute, Washington, DC, USA.

Practice Areas

We are committed to managing and resolving your dispute as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Our experienced, partner-led team will work closely with you to understand fully the issues you are facing. We think it is important you receive a personal, cost-effective service. So we are always available to answer your questions or concerns. And we are completely transparent with our fees and costs. Our team has experience in representing clients in all types of disputes, including commercial disputes, land disputes, election and constitutional petitions, disputes arising under employment law and taxation, and international arbitration.