James Bwogi Kalibbala

Senior Associate
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James is a Senior 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

Professional Qualifications

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

Career Summary

  • Legal Associate, MMAKS Advocates

Areas Of Expertise

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Top Matters

  • 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.