Esther Nafula

Legal Associate
Property, Banking and Finance
+256 781 414 821
+256 414 259 992

Background

Esther holds an LLB (Hons) degree from Uganda Christian University, Mukono and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. She previously worked with Tibeingana and Co. Advocates and the credit and documentation team of DFCU Bank Limited.

She is an associate with the Firm and works with the Property, Banking and Finance Team. She focuses on Banking, Finance and Property.

Professional Memberships

  • Advocate of the High Court Of Uganda
  • Member, Uganda Law Society
  • Member, East Africa Law Society

Professional Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre (Uganda, 2014)
  • LLB (Hons), Uganda Christian University, Mukono (2013)

Career summary

  • 2016 - Associate MMAKS Advocates
  • 2015 - Credit and Documentation Team of  DFCU Bank
  • 2014 - Legal Assistant, Tibeingana & Co. Advocates

 Areas of Expertise

  • Property
  • Banking and finance

Top Matters

  • Review of different types of agreements including tenancy agreements, lease agreements, facility agreements, guarantee agreements and employment contracts.
  • Involved in the preparation and registration of securities on a day to day basis for local commercial banks and keeping the banks updated on the status of their matters.
  • Involved in a transaction where MMAKS was counsel to the lenders for a syndicated loan of USD 25 million, to finance the construction of a distillery for the production of ethanol and financing short term loans. This transaction included review of a facilities agreement governed by English law, preparation of security documents, rendering a legal opinion on the capacity of the borrower and enforceability of the finance and security documents conducting a due diligence on the borrower.
  • Involved in a transaction where MMAKS was counsel to the lenders for a loan of USD 10,700,000, to finance the construction of a 5 star Hotel in Uganda. This transaction included review of a facilities agreement governed by English law, preparation of security documents, rendering a legal opinion on the capacity of the borrower and enforceability of the finance and security documents conducting a due diligence on the borrower.
  • Written legal opinions on different legal matters including stamp duty related issues, land ownership and the tenures system in Uganda and the banking regime in Uganda.