Moses Jurua Adriko

Managing Partner
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Moses is a Partner at the Firm and Co-head of the firm’s litigation team.

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

He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He holds a LLB (Hons) degree from the University of East Angalia. He also has a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.

Moses is a past president of the Uganda Law Society and chaired the African Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA). Moses has served on the on the IBA Human Rights Institute as a Council Member.

Moses is a certified adjudicator accredited by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.

Moses is a member of the Public Appeals and Procurement Authority Tribunal (PPDA Tribunal) and has served as a member of the Transitional Justice Issues Committee of the Government of Uganda.

Moses serves as a Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (U) Limited. 

 MEMBERSHIPS in proffesional societies

  • Senior Counsel, Uganda
  • Certified Adjudicator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIARB)
  • Advocate, High Court of Uganda
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales 

 Proffesional qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Uganda
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford, Surrey, England
  • LL.B, University of East Angalia, England 

career summary

  • 2005 - date   Partner, MMAKS Advocates
  • 2001 - 2005   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 

AWARDS 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. 


  •  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.