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our Team

Over the years, we have been able to recruit and, more importantly, retain a truly exceptional team. Our firm offers a wide range of experience bringing together years of operating at senior and executive level.



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

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Susan is the Managing Partner of the Firm and heads the firm’s corporate/M&A and commercial department. She has an unyielding passion for the law and is an expert in the areas of corporate/M&A and commercial law with a bias for capital markets, banking and finance.

Susan is the firm’s point person on capital markets, banking and finance together with foreign and local not for profit organisations.

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Sanyu is the supervising partner of the firm’s legal work. Sanyu has worked with leading law firms in Uganda and in the United States of America and specializes in the areas of Commercial banking, project financing, transnational lending and securities regulation.

Sanyu focuses on all aspects of commercial lending and loan recovery activity from both a lender's and borrower's perspective, including structuring and documenting new loans by arrangers of syndicated credit facilities for publicly listed and private company borrowers traditional full-dominion asset-based lending, cross-border lending, bankruptcy exit financing, Secondary loan trading and commercial loans..

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His Excellency, Godfrey L. Binaisa (Q.C), was until his recent demise a consultant in the firm and enjoyed a distinguished career in the law. He was an integral part of the formation of this firm and his spirit and excellent guidance will forever be enshrined with us and remains a constant beacon, that guides us in our daily work.

In 1954 he joined the Bar as a Legal Associate with M/s Hunter & Greig Advocates. By 1956, he had established his own private legal practice with the late Mr. John Kazoora, under the name of Binaisa & Kazoora Advocates and in 1962 he was appointed Attorney General of Uganda and served in this position until 1967.

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Rehemah Nassozi (Q.C)


Rehemah is an associate with the firm and the focus of her practice is in the Trust and Estate management department. Rehemah’s practice includes counselling clients with respect to preparation of both simple and complex wills; insurance trusts, revocable trusts, charitable trusts and various other types of trusts and other documents used in sophisticated estate planning.

Rehemah also represents individual and corporate fiduciaries as well as estate and trust beneficiaries in all aspects of post-death administration and in the litigation that sometimes arises, including will contests and contested accountings.

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Francis Kabali Ssebowa


Francis’s practice is focused on energy industry based transactions more specifically oil and gas. His practice focuses on regulatory matters and energy sector transactions, including the representation of energy traders and financial institutions. His experience spanning in oil and gas field asset and corporate sale and purchases, joint ventures, re-structuring, corporate finance, and commercial contracts;

Francis has a wealth of practical experience in and knowledge of the Ugandan immigration rules and regulations, enabling him to ensure the efficient progression of our client’s immigration and nationality applications.

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Adit Lydia Atubo


Ms. Atubo is an associate with the firm and the focus of her practice is in the company law department. She handles and oversees all the firm’s corporate clients company due diligences, incorporation of companies and preparation and filing of the company documentation with the registrar of companies.

Lydia has extensive experience in counseling companies and their boards on a variety of corporate governance issues. She works with the firm’s clients to develop real and actionable crisis management and communications plans.

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Winnie Rutahigwa


Ms. Rutahigwa is an associate with the firm and the focus of her practice is in the Real estate department. Winnie’s clients invest in all types of commercial property and her experience mirrors that breadth: she has worked on acquisitions and dispositions in virtually all capacities, including transactions involving commercial office buildings, industrial buildings, apartment complexes, hotels and mixed-use buildings.

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Jason Njeru Kigguddu


Jason is an associate in the Commercial litigation department. His practice area covers general commercial and corporate litigation, domestic and international arbitration, intellectual property disputes, insurance and reinsurance disputes, and contentious insolvency. His experience spans a number of sectors, including banking and finance, tax, pharmaceutical, intellectual property and real estate.

Jason has handled high profile litigation matters involving several international and local entities. He is able to undertake advocacy in all levels of courts and has appeared as an advocate in both court and arbitration proceedings.

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Ronald Baluku


Ronald is an Associate with the firm and his practice is focused in the Real Estate department. He deals with a wide range of Real Estate matters including the acquisition, disposal, leasing and development of properties in the office, retail, leisure and industrial sectors.

Ronald also handles Real Estate Finance matters acting for Banks on transactions involving secured lending on property domiciled in Uganda and internationally and also handles corporate support matters.

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Winnie Nankya


Winnie is an Associate in the firm and her practice focus is in the Employment department. Winnie undertakes a broad range of contentious and non-contentious work for a wide range of clients. Winnie is an accomplished advocate and has conducted a number of employment tribunal claims, including unfair and constructive dismissal, breach of contract, occupational safety and health, collective bargaining and labor contract administration, early retirement programs, workforce restructuring, as well as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and sales of businesses.

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Naeem Hirani


Naeem is an associate with the firm and the focus of his practice is in the Tax Department. He advises on a wide variety of tax issues arising from company formation and restructuring, M&A, private equity fund formation and restructurings in both a domestic and international context.

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Jean Muwanga


Jean is the firm’s accountant and holds a BA in Statistics with Economics (Hons) from the University of Dares salaam

jmuwanga@impalalegal.com

Taritweba Miriam Queen


Miriam is a law clerk with the firm and an approved process server. She holds a BCOM (Hons) degree from the Faculty of Economics and Management at Makerere University majoring in Accounting and a Diploma in Business Administration at Makerere University Business School.

mtaritweba@impalalegal.com

John Bosco Byaruhanga


John is a law clerk with the firm and an approved process server. He holds a BA Social Sciences (Hons) degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Makerere University.

jbyaruhanga@impalalegal.com