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Brian Kaggwa

Senior Parner

Brian is a third generation lawyer, the founding and Senior Partner of Impala Legal, Advocates & Consultants. His love and passion for law are the firm’s driving force; he “finds the satisfaction of changing people’s situations unparalleled”.

Brian heads the Energy and Resources, Infrastructure and Project Finance department in the firm where he remains at the forefront of developments in these sectors and continuously handles some of the high profile cases in the industry. He is widely recognized for his cutting-edge theories and solutions within the industry and has a top-tier litigation track record. He has had a successful exposure as a litigant in landmark and complex corporate/M&A, commercial, intellectual property, real estate and conveyance, banking and finance, winding up/bankruptcy and civil disputes. As a leading industry litigator, he is “tenacious in trial advocacy and always mindful and gracious in negotiation.” He continues to litigate in all courts in both the trial and appellate levels across the country.

Over the while that Brian has practiced law his career has led him to again vast knowledge in corporate/M&A and commercial transaction advisory and litigation, capital investment, real estate development and conveyance and project finance for infrastructure. Having spent a significant amount of time advising commercial and coroporate clients that require legal advice particularly in the energy and resources, privatisaiton schemes, mining ventures, infrastructure and project finance and most recently and specifically the budding petroleum industry. He has as a result of the foregoing acquired extensive expertise in diverse value structures, cultures and business practices in acting as a natural conduit between the expectations of international business and the reality of doing business locally and successfully.

As an adviser to regulated sectors, Brian interacts on a constant and close basis with the Ugandan government and is therefore able to bring this experience, and his extensive experience in handling public and private sector contacts gained thereby, to the benefit of our clients.

Brian has in the past worked on the development of schemes for the private financing of major real estate development, industrial and manufacturing conglomerates, energy and resources, infrastructure projects in Uganda. He has also advised bidders and financial institutions on various construction and development projects. In addition, he participated in a variety of high-level negotiations on the implementation of various industry privatization schemes and resource enterprises, development agencies and not for profit organisations with the government to secure privileges and immunities, large-scale industrial conglomerates and large-scale project finance.

Brian has served as vice chair on the lawyers committee reviewing and advising on the Petroleum Bills. He has served and continues to serve as corporation secretary to a variety of corporate entities and foreign and local non-profit and intergovernmental governmental agencies.

The areas of law that attract Brian are those that seemed to have a wonderful and enjoyable blend of politics, high finance that required creativity and novelty.

His vision is and continues to be to practice law with conscience - integrity, innovation and quality with a passion.

Prior to the founding of Impala Legal, Brian worked with industry recognized leading and reputable law firms in Uganda, namely: Katende, Ssempebwa & Company Advocates and Shonubi, Musoke & Company Advocates where he rose up to the position of Head of the Corporate/M&A, Commercial and Civil Litigation Department with a top-tier track record.

Brian is a candidate for an LLM (Energy Law & Policy) from the Dundee University, Scotland. He attained his Bachelor of Laws degree, LLB with honours from Makerere University (1999) and a Postgraduate Bar Course Diploma from Law Development Centre.

He is a member of the International Bar Association, the East African Law Society, the Uganda Law Society and the Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum.


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