Doreen Nawaali

Legal Associate
Property, Banking and Finance
+256 393 260 330
+256 774 594 238


Doreen holds an LL.B (Hons.) degree from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. She is an Associate with the firm and works with the Property, Banking and Finance Practice.

She advises local and international borrowers and lenders including banks, funds, DFI’s in their lending transactions in Uganda. In addition, Doreen actively advises an array of clients on labour laws. She is also a 2.O Ugandan representative of the Employment Law Alliance, a network of leading employment lawyers worldwide.

Doreen is a contributor to the World Bank annual Doing Business Report and the World Bank Women Business and the Law Report.

She has in the past, been seconded to Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates in Nairobi, where she worked in the Property, Banking and Finance Department and was exposed to real estate, and corporate finance.

Membership In Professional Societies

  • Member, Uganda Law Society
  • Member, East African Law Society

Professional Qualifications

  • 2011: LL.B (Hons) Makerere University
  • 2013: Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise

Career Summary

  • Associate, MMAKS Advocates
  • Legal Assistant , MMAKS Advocates
  • Legal Assistant , Nyanzi, Kiboneka & Mbabazi Advocates

Areas Of Expertise

  • Banking & Finance
  • Employment
  • Property

Top Matters

  • Acting for a multinational entity in a financing of USD 50,000,000 to a listed entity for purposes of lending to a local bank in Uganda. My role involved reviewing the facilites agreement and advising on conversion of part of the facility into equity.
  • Acting for a multinational private equity firm in its financing of USD 12M to a multinational entity and its subsidiary in Uganda. My role involved reviewing the facility agreement, Ugandan security documents and providing general advice and assistance on Ugandan law matters in respect to the finance and security documents.
  • Advising two international lenders on their financing of USD 12.3 M to a local company for the construction of a solar power plant in Uganda. My role involved reviewing an English law facility agreement, an implementation agreement, a direct agreement and a power purchase agreement, drafting of security documents including mortgages, debentures and charges over shares, review and comment on the licenses and approvals to be obtained under Ugandan law to operationalize the transaction and issuing a legal opinion on the capacity validity and enforceability of the documentation from a Ugandan law perspective.
  • Acting for Google Inc., an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products, in connection to the legality of their global anti-harassment policy, including providing legal advice on the laws on sexual harassment in Uganda and reviewing Google’s Global Anti-harassment policy to ensure that it is in line with Ugandan law
  • Advising several entities including Banks, NGO's, multinational and local companies, and international entities on labour matters on an ongoing basis.