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Top tier law firm in Uganda – KATS Law


Founded in 1969, Katende, Ssempebwa & Company Advocates (KATS) has grown to be Uganda’s largest and leading law firm with over sixty (60) full time legal and support staff. We are more than a law firm; we are your trusted advisors and partners in the protection and the growth of your business and in ensuring your rights are fully protected.

KATS has forty seven (47) years experience providing world class legal and advisory services and has been consistently internationally ranked as the number one law firm in Uganda year after year by Chambers and Partners: Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers For Business, IFLR 1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and the Legal 500; the premier benchmark league tables for lawyers worldwide.

KATS is a full service law firm providing all manner of legal and advisory services including Transactional & Advisory services, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Business Support.

KATS boasts of some of the most talented, highly qualified and experienced lawyers in Uganda some of whom, uniquely in this market:

Practice Areas:

  • general and complex commercial and civil litigation
  • bankruptcy
  • banking class actions
  • consumer protection
  • constitutional and human rights matters
  • contracts
  • criminal law
  • debtor-creditor issues
  • debt recovery
  • employee benefits
  • energy
  • environmental matters
  • insurance
  • labour and employment
  • leases and mortgages
  • professional liability
  • tax
  • trusts
  • arbitration and dispute resolution
  • aviation law
  • banking law
  • bankruptcy law
  • business law
  • capital markets
  • civil rights law
  • commercial law
  • company secretarial work
  • constitutional law
  • copyright law
  • construction law
  • contracts
  • conveyancing
  • corporate law
  • corporate restructurings
  • criminal law
  • debt recovery
  • environmental law
  • equipment finance and leasing
  • family law/domestic relations
  • finance law
  • foreign missions
  • human rights law
  • immigration law
  • personal injury
  • immigration law
  • intellectual property
  • international law
  • investments
  • labour and employment
  • land transactions
  • landlords and tenants
  • liquidation
  • medial/entertainment
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • mortgages
  • non-profit and charitable organisations
  • patents/trademarks
  • privatisation and divestiture
  • products liability
  • receivership
  • securities
  • tax
  • telecommunications
  • utilities
  • trusts and estates


 “It has high calibre, dedicated and skilled staff..they also have a good rapport with local regulators, the Bank of Uganda and the Capital Markets Authority,”

  “You are also sure that their reputation will not be undermined, there are no skeletons in the closet.”

  Katende, Ssempebwa ‘is a very prominent Firm in the country.’ The Firm is part of the LexAfrica network, which allows it relationships with foreign firms such as Werksmans in South Africa

  “Katende Ssempebwa has one of the best reputations. ‘It is the oldest Firm in the market and heavily respected for longevity and the calibre of lawyers at the senior level.”

  “Katende, Ssempebwa & Co. is firmly in the premier league of corporate and financial firms.”

  “The Firm boasts expertise in banking and corporate mandates and draws on the skills of some of the most highly trained lawyers in Uganda.

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