We Are African.

We are driven by a desire to create social impact and harness the interconnectedness of the African eco-system in our provision of blended legal & tax services. Our clients include leading private equity/impact funds, construction and oil & gas companies, tech companies, leading non-profits and social enterprises looking to set up or expand in East Africa.

Our team combines a breadth of experience, education, and training in the best institutions in the world. We are always on the lookout for the most talented and ambitious professionals to join the team. With a mix of lawyers and accountants across the board, our service offerings are unequaled in both tax & legal assignments.

Our probono arm provides free legal services to leading SME’s and social enterprises in Uganda helping them to save legal fees and create impact in their areas of operation.

 

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

UGANDA MARKET OVERVIEW

Uganda enjoys a unique location at the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa within the East African region. It is bordered by Sudan in the north, Kenya in the east, the United Republic of Tanzania in the south, Rwanda in the southwest, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. Uganda is a founding member of the East African Community and one of the fastest and youngest growing populations in the world creating a substantial consumer market. Uganda’s landlocked position and comparative advantages in agriculture and one of the largest oil reserves in the region gives the country a strategic commanding base to be a regional hub for trade and investment.

With a well regulated and highly liberalized trade and foreign exchange economy, Uganda enjoys pivotal trade partnerships that create a viable market for business.

What We Offer 

TASLAF seamlessly combines international standards of ethics and legal practice while harnessing our knowledge, contacts, and experience of the local market, to provide the best solutions for our clients. Our clients include both Ugandan and international impact/private equity funds, oil and gas companies, financing institutions, construction companies, and the leading multinational social enterprises & non-profits/NGO’s operating/looking to set up and expand in East Africa.

Whether we are providing legal opinions for corporate formation, restructuring, governance and internal controls, financial and tax planning, employment and human resource contracts or for immigration requirements for expatriates, volunteers or their dependents, we ensure that our advice is legally wholesome and takes into account various practical and commercially viable business objectives, which are important for our clients to achieve their goals.

TASLAF Office

Our Awards & International Affiliations

Trust Law Awards 2018 – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Finalist/Nominee for the 2018 Domestic Law Firm of the Year Award

This award recognizes the commitment law firms and legal teams have demonstrated in supporting pro bono clients over the last years on projects undertaken through TrustLaw.

Corporate Law Member – Uganda with IR Global – 2020

WHAT DRIVES US?

Timeliness

We utilize efficient systems and methods to ensure we deliver legal solutions in a timely manner.

Agile

We keep a small and specialized team who are directly accessible and deliver top end services across every area of law.

Simple

We aim to deliver excellent advice in a clear, simple, and cost-effective manner.

Leadership

We are pioneers and leaders in various areas of legal practice.

Approachable

We aim to be accessible always and provide immediate and direct contact to our clients.

Flexible

Our diverse experience ensures that we understand and cater for each client’s distinct values and needs.

Our Attorneys

Real Specialist

Our Partners

We are a highly trained, specialist, innovative and experienced team of qualified lawyers and consultants.

    • NGO, Non-profit and impact finance
    • Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
    • Oil, Gas and Energy
    • Enterprise Construction
Stephen Tumwesigye

Stephen Tumwesigye

Managing Partner

Stephen Tumwesigye is a founding partner at the firm and one of Uganda’s leading corporate & tax lawyers. He heads the Corporate, M & A and Impact Finance Practices at TASLAF. He is also part of the oil & gas and Tax practices.

Nicholas Opiyo

Nicholas Opiyo

Partner

Nicholas Opiyo is a Partner at TASLAF Advocates. He leads the litigation and dispute resolution practice at the firm.

Harriet Okwi

Harriet Okwi

Consultant - Oil & Gas

Harriet Okwi is a Consultant for Oil and Gas at TASLAF Advocates. Prior to TASLAF, Harriet worked as a Senior Consultant and Business Development Lead at IHS Global in Paris.

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Advocacy
TASLAF NGO Legal & Administrative Compliance Audit Program

LEGAL & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IN NGOs The recent 2016 NGO Act provides a new legal and regulatory framework that introduces dynamic changes in the registration, licensing, regulation and governance of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Uganda. The new law creates a mandatory requirement on all NGOs to comply with these rules and regulations governing their operations…

Advocacy
Annual General Meetings and Director’s Meetings During the COVID-19 Lockdown in Uganda

Summary The Ugandan Government has announced a number of measures in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Measures aimed at social distancing are creating a host of issues and implications for the corporate governance of companies and organisations. As associations enter into the Annual General Meeting (AGM) season, many are…

Legal Advice
Legal Alert –Employment & Tax Considerations

Regular employment law applies to all employment relationships – regardless of the disruptions at various workplaces as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. This includes anything that has been agreed to in an employment agreement. In addition, the revenue authorities still require compliance by tax payers with obligations as set out in the law. The Uganda…