Global Law Firm Network Opens Doors for Kiryowa, Karugire


more about geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Multilaw Executive Director, Adam Cooke, said the admission of Kiwanuka & Karugire Advocates as associate member for Uganda is an important step for the organisation as its looks to expand its coverage in Africa.

“It is an impressive and dynamic firm and is a good fit for Multilaw,” said Cooke.

Multilaw member firms are carefully chosen.

To be invited to membership, a firm must not only have the highest standards of ethics and quality. It must also be able to service the full needs of the typical international business client and have a good personality fit with the member firms.

Kiwanuka Kiryowa, a partner at Kiwanuka & Karugire Advocates, told Chimpreports Tuesday night their decision to join Multilaw was due to the firm’s rapid development in international practice.

“We are increasingly engaged by international clients seeking local representation in Uganda, and also find that many of our local clients have a growing international presence,” said Kiryowa.

“Being part of Multilaw will add value to our client offerings and benefit Uganda at large.”

The law firm’s clientele includes public and private corporations, institutions and individuals engaged in various industries, ventures and sectors.

Some of its clients include Crane Bank, CNOOC-Uganda (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) Limited, OGEC KRAKOW, Heritage Oil & Gas Limited, Heritage Oil PLC, Mineral Services Limited, Petro Uganda Limited, Haas Petroleum and Cessna Finance Corporation.

Kiryowa (L) and Edwin Karugire are partners at the top Kampala law firm

Others include National Social Security Fund, National Housing and Construction Company, National Water & Sewerage Corporation, The Electoral Commission of Uganda, British American Tobacco Uganda Limited, Uganda Telecom Limited, Warid Telecom Limited and Standard Chartered Bank Limited.

Founded in 1990 on the premise that a number of carefully selected independent law firms can work together to fulfil clients’ international needs, Multilaw today boasts over 8,000 lawyers in over 150 commercial centres throughout the world.

Kiwanuka said, “All of us in our different professions have a duty to represent the country and to do so well while discharging our duties. Joining Multilaw, an eminent consortium of lawyers of great aclaim, gives us just such an opportunity, and we are committed to providing the highest standard of service and making our partners as well as our country Uganda proud.”

The firm has a staff of fourteen highly experienced legal personnel.

Multilaw says it assists its member firms in the development and improvement of their practices through a variety of resources and programmes and to evolve and change in response to the needs of members, so that they, in turn, can provide the best service for their clients.


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