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James Bwogi Kalibbala

Senior Associate
Litigation
Phone 1: +256 393 260 017
Phone 2: +256 393 260 330
Email: kalibbala@ug.aln.africa

background

Bwogi is a Senior Associate with the Litigation team at ALN Uganda | MMAKS Advocates, one of the leading law firms in Uganda. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Uganda Christian University, Mukono and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. 

Bwogi participated in a secondment at Hogan Lovells as part the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship.

He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda, and a member of the Uganda Law Society and the East Africa Law Society.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Advocate, High Court of Uganda
  • Member, Uganda Law Society 
  • Member, East Africa Law Society

professional qualifications

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

CAREER SUMMARY

2017 - date

Senior Associate, MMAKS Advocates

2008 – 2016

Associate, MMAKS Advocates

areas of expertise

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Employment

TOP MATTERS

LITIGATION

  • Acted as junior counsel in a Prerogative Order Application made by several Ugandan banks, which successfully quashed a trade law subsidiary legislation that imposed fees on top of those already imposed by the Ugandan Financial Institutions Act.
  • Acted in an action by the Central Bank in relation to the fraudulent acquisition and conveyance of securities encumbered by the plaintiffs to secure a debt facility of US$ 20 million.
  • Acting for the Central Bank in a Constitutional Petition seeking declarations to the effect that the closure and winding up of a Ugandan bank was in contravention of the Ugandan Constitution. 

EMPLOYMENT

  • Acted for the Central Bank in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Uganda 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.
  • Acting for a renown Ugandan Hospital in a variety of claims including employment related claims and medical negligence claims.
  • Acting for a client (medical services provider) in respect of a dispute between the client and an international medical insurances services provider.
  • Acted for a multinational Commercial Bank at the Industrial Court and Court of Appeal in an action by an ex-employee seeking damages in excess of Ug. Shs. 2.5 billion for alleged termination without reason and alleged breach of right of privacy following internal investigations. 

TAX

  • Acted for a Ugandan company in the Commercial Court of Uganda in an action to enforce a tax exemption relating to a US$ 18 million investment in an agro-processing plant and machinery. 
  • Represented a thermal power general in an action to contest a VAT assessment of US$ 58 million levied on it. 

ARBITRATION

  • Acting for a mining company in an Arbitration brought by it to enforce its rights under a Mining Contract being inter alia the grant of a 70% stake in a copper mine.
  • Acting for a construction engineering company in connection with a contractual dispute before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

ADJUDICATION

  • Acting for a construction contractor in an adjudication brought by a client seeking the payment of delay damages in the region of Ug. Shs. 6.5 billion.