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Moses Jurua Adriko

Managing Partner
Phone 1: +256 393 260 017
Phone 2: +256 393 260 330
Email: mja@ug.aln.africa


Moses is a Partner, & Co-head of the Disputes Resolution team at ALN Uganda | MMAKS Advocates, one of the leading law firms in Uganda, and has been with the firm for over 18 years. His practice focuses mainly on corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, intellectual property, and international criminal law. Moses is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. 

Moses is a past president of the Uganda Law Society, Chair of the African Forum of the International Bar Association (the “IBA”), as well as Council Member of the IBA Human Rights Institute, a member of the Public Appeals and Procurement Authority Tribunal (PPDA Tribunal) and member of the Transitional Justice Issues Committee of the Government of Uganda. He is a certified adjudicator accredited by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and has served on the IBA Human Rights Institute as a Council Member.


Moses has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (U) Limited. Moses is the current Chairman of Sanlam General Insurance (U) Limited, as well as Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Provident Fund. He was also appointed the Investigator in Chief of the Fugro Air Accident in 2007.

Moses graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of East AngliaHe also has a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. 



  • Advocate, High Court of Uganda
  • Member, Uganda Law Society
  • Member, East Africa Law Society
  • Certified Adjudicator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • 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 (Hons), University of East Anglia, England

Career summary

2005 – date       Partner, MMAKS Advocates, Kampala

2001 - 2005         Partner, Adriko & Karugaba Advocates

Associate, Katera & Kagumire Advocates, Uganda

Trainee Solicitor, Luper Partnership, Camden, England


awards and accolades

  • Appointed as a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
  • Appointed to the List of Counsel of the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
  • Recognised by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and Legal 500 directories as one of the top ranked dispute resolution specialists in Uganda.

areas of expertise

  • International Criminal Law and Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Construction Adjudication
  • Arbitration

TOP matters

  • Acted as arbitrator in general ad hoc United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunals on various commercial disputes.
  • Acted as panel member of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Appeals Tribunal (PPDA) on various complex multi-million-dollar disputes involving public procurement disputes and appeals from the Procurement Authority.
  • Successfully defended an international construction company against a claim of US$ 1 million by a subcontractor in arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  • Acting for Uganda Breweries Limited in a complex tax dispute with the Uganda Revenue Authority involving the application of the East African Community Customs Management Act.
  • Acting for Diageo in a suit obtaining an order against the infringement of the Johnnie Walker Black Label brand.
  • Acting against the Attorney General of Uganda to successfully recover compensation in the sum of US$ 2 million on behalf of a client whose property was expropriated.
  • Acted as Rule 74 Counsel in various matters before the International Criminal Court at The Hague.