Moses Jurua Adriko

Managing Partner
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Moses is a Partner of the Firm and Co-head of the Firm’s Litigation Team.

His practice focuses mainly on Corporate and Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution including Arbitration and Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property and International Criminal Law.

Moses holds the rank Senior Counsel of Uganda and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England of Wales. He holds a LLB (Hons) degree from the University of East Anglia Norwich UK and has a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre

Moses is a fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and also serves as a member of the Public Appeals and Procurement Authority Tribunal (PPDA Tribunal). He is the Board Chairman Sanlam Uganda.

Moses is a past president of the Uganda Law Society and chaired the African Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA). He served as Council Member on the IBA Human Rights Institute and as a Non-executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (U) Limited.

Professional Memberships and Qualifications

  • Senior Counsel, Uganda
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • Advocate, High Court of Uganda
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Uganda
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford, Surrey, England
  • LL.B, University of East Anglia, England

Career Summary

  • Partner, MMAKS Advocates
  • Partner, Adriko & Karugaba Advocates
  • Associate, Katera & Kagumire Advocates, Uganda
  • Trainee Solicitor, Luper Partnership, Camden, England

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal and Civil Litigation.
  • Intellectual Property.
  • Construction Adjudication
  • Arbitration

Appointments and Accolades

  • Moses has been appointed a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
  • Moses has been appointed to the List of Counsel of the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
  • Moses has been recognized by The Global Leading Lawyers directory as one of the top ranked dispute resolution specialists in Uganda.

Top Matters

  • Acting for Uganda Breweries in a complex tax dispute with Uganda Revenue Authority involving the application of the East African Custom Management Act.
  • Acting for Diageo in a suit obtaining order against infringement of the John Walker Black Label brand.
  • Acting for Coex Coffee International successfully to resist attachment of Coffee stocks worth $750,000.
  • Acting against the Attorney General of Uganda to successfully recover compensation in the sum of USD $2,000,000 on behalf of a client whose property was expropriated.
  • Acted as Arbitrator in General Adhoc United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunals on various commercial disputes.
  • Acted as Panel Member of the Public Procurement Disposal Assets Appeals Tribunal (PPDAAT) on various complex multi-million dollar disputes involving Public Procurement disputes and appeals from the Procurement Authority.