Shadiya Uzama

Legal Associate

Shadiya Uzama

Shadiya is a Legal Associate at TASLAF Advocates specializing in the firm’s corporate, NGO, and social enterprise Practice. She possesses valuable experience, practical skill and knowledge in various multi-dimensional aspects of corporate law.

Shadiya offers full incorporation or business formation and set-up services to our clients, including any corporate or organization restructuring, merger or joint-venture.

She has further guided and supported our various non-profits and social enterprise clients, through the A-Z of setting up business and setting up with the right organizational design to assist them run smoothly and efficiently from a regulatory and compliance perspective.

Shadiya is able to work under pressure and ably lead the Non-Profit and NGO team. She has acquired unique experience in dealing with all non-profit employment issues

such as negotiating, arranging, drafting and concluding all types of employment agreements or matters that may need urgent address, as she is familiar with the local systems, regulations and employment requirements.

Shadiya is also the Coordinator of our Pro Bono Practice focused on social enterprises and entrepreneurs. She has effectively advised and coordinated the firm’s external projects such as; NGO projects and trainings as well as collaborations with the firm’s pro bono partners.

She previously worked with leading law firms in Uganda where she gained leadership and proactive skills in leading teams to find and ably execute legal solutions to various legal problems, be it in commercial, civil or criminal law.

Transactional Experience

  • Advising several entities such as
Great Lakes Coffee Limited, Wildlife Conservation Society, Marula Agribusiness Consultancy ltd, on corporate and commercial legal issues.
  • Advising Corporate entities on their business formation, incorporation status and registration with the necessary legal authorities.
  • Advised on the internal corporate governance and organization design as well as drafted the management contract for Civ Source Africa and their subsidiary, Civ Fund.
  • Advising leading NGOs in Uganda
on the regulatory and compliance aspects under the Non-Governmental Organizations regime in Uganda including but not limited to registration with the NGO Bureau, renewal of 
NGO permits, NGO Validation, filing of annual returns and procuring recommendation letters on behalf of NGOs for their Expatriates.
  • Organizing and coordinating the Annual TASLAF NGO Legal and Tax Training that is attended by over 100 NGOs and regulatory authorities in Uganda.
  • Coordinating collaborative trainings and workshops with incubators and accelerators such as Sinapis Group; Open Capital Advisors (OCA); Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE); Oxfam International and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to provide 
legal support to social enterprises and entrepreneurs.
  • Assisted in advising Yunus Social Business Foundation Uganda on their USD 20 Million fund to support social businesses in Uganda and its registration with the Capital Markets Authority of Uganda. (2016-Ongoing)
  • Performing Due-diligences on debt
and equity investment on targeted enterprises on behalf of Funds/ Investment companies such as Civ Fund (Civ Source Africa), BiD Network, IUNGO Capital and Yunus Social Business Foundation.
  • Advising Village Enterprise on employment law related matters including disciplinary proceedings and the negotiations and settlements of terminations as well as drafting and reviewing human resource manuals and employment agreements and contracts for a number of corporate entities, international organizations and nonprofits including: Great Lakes Coffee, Hopes Smiles Uganda, ICTJ, Spoon Foundation, URICT, War Child Canada, Marula Creative Consultancy; Wildlife Conservation Society; Jhpiego, an affiliate of John Hopkins University among others.
  • Coordinating TASLAF’s pro bono partnership with TrustLaw run by Thomson Reuters and advising entities under the program.

Affiliations

  • Uganda Law Society

Education & Professional Qualifications:

  • Makerere University Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Contact Info

Shadiya is a Legal Associate at TASLAF Advocates specializing in the firm’s corporate, NGO, and social enterprise Practice.

www.taslafadvocates.com+256 393 208 043
9th Floor - Trust Towers, Plot 4 Kyadondo, 28392 Road, Nakasero, KampalaUganda

TASLAF Practice Areas

Blended Legal & Tax Services

Pro Bono Practice

Our Pro Bono Practice We have expanded traditional law firm pro bono services from the pursuit of justice for the poor to the pursuit of impactful and collaborative interventions that can gainfully and sustainably create change in our societies. TASLAF’s pro-bono arm focuses on small businesses and start-ups, particularly on social enterprises. The major goal...

Energy, Oil & Gas Practice

Our Energy Oil and Gas Practice We provide legal services and industry insights throughout the energy and oil and gas sector, whether upstream or downstream. TASLAF’s global oil and gas practice is built on a deep, practical understanding of the national and international oil and gas business and the interplay between the legal and commercial...

Tax Practice

Our Specialist Tax Services One of our specialty area in which we have acquired knowledge and expertise is tax. The TASLAF team has over ten years of experience, knowledge, extra qualifications and practical skill in dealing with tax and tax-related matters and can capably and ably provide all-round tax advisory, compliance, health checks and audits...

Employment and Immigration Practice

Our Employment and Immigration Practice We routinely and regularly offer a wide range of employment and immigration related services under the Corporate and Commercial Department which works at all times in close collaboration with the NGO and non-profit practice of the firm. We provide legal assistance in relation to individual and collective employment contracts, internal...