James is a Principal Associate with MMAKS Advocates litigation team since October 2008.
He is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda, is a member of the Uganda Law Society and East Africa Law Society. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law from Uganda Christian University, Mukono and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
James was seconded to Hogan Lovells International LLP in London.
Membership In Professional Societies
Commonwealth Professional Fellow
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Uganda
LLB (Hons.), Uganda Christian University
Legal Associate, MMAKS Advocates
Areas Of Expertise
Corporate and Commercial Law
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Acted as junior Counsel in a Prerogative Order Application by several Ugandan Banks which successfully quashed a Trade Law subsidiary legislation that imposed fees on top of those already imposed by the Uganda Financial Institutions Statute.
Acted as junior Counsel in an action by the Central Bank in relation fraudulent acquisition and conveyance of securities encumbered by the Plaintiffs to secure a debt facility of USD 20 million
Acted as junior Counsel in a Constitutional Petition brought against the Central Bank seeking declarations to the effect that the closure and winding up of a Ugandan bank were in contravention of the Uganda Constitution.
Acted as junior Counsel for the Central Bank in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court to defend a suit involving the dismissal of an employee who was awarded compensation for involuntary or forced retirement and payment for contingent unaccrued benefits.
Acted as junior Counsel an action in the Commercial Court for a Ugandan Company enforcing a tax exemption relating to a USD 18 million investment in Agro-processing plant and machinery.
Acted as junior Counsel in action by a mining company in which the Applicant sought to set aside an award granting our client a 70% stake in a copper mine.
Acted as junior Counsel in an action to defend a contested VAT assessment of USD 58 million levied on a thermal power generator.