Phoebe Murungi is a Senior Associate in the litigation department. She received her training for a Bachelor of Laws at Makerere University, Kampala, where she graduated with honours. After completing her Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, she proceeded to receive her training in International Law from Leiden University, The Netherlands, where she was privileged to graduate cum laude.
Upon her return to Uganda, she was admitted to the bar and has since participated in some of the most complex and engaging trials including the successful representation of a client in an employment dispute with 13 former employees who had claimed a total of approx. UGX 13bn. She also participated in the “Digital Migration Case” which involved the successful representation of the client in a matter involving questions of international treaty law, questions of constitutional law surrounding the country’s transition from analogue to digital signal transmission.
Phoebe has also participated in several large scale debt-recovery cases in the banking sector. Her other litigation experience involves, land compensation and/or ownership disputes in the oil and gas sector, tax disputes, election petitions, construction law disputes, among others.
Phoebe is particularly skilled and interested in international law. Together with senior partners at the law firm, she handled the firm’s initial and major public interest litigation case on questions of international law. She has published a book analyzing the legitimacy questions surrounding the International Criminal Court, several articles on the international criminal justice system in Uganda and the region as a whole and more recently, a book chapter on the operations of the domestic transitional justice system in Uganda.
Phoebe is specifically trained in international investment law, international environmental law, maritime law, international human rights and humanitarian law as well as international dispute resolution including arbitration, conciliation, international tribunals and courts such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Centre for Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Criminal Court (ICC), among others.