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James Bwogi Kalibbala

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



James is a Senior Associate in the MMAKS litigation team. 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. James 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.


  • 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


  • 2008 – DATE       Associate, MMAKS Advocates

 areas of expertise

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Commercial Law


  • 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 as junior counsel in an action by the Central Bank in relation the fraudulent acquisition and conveyance of securities encumbered by the plaintiffs to secure a debt facility of US$ 20 million.
  • Acted as junior counsel in a Constitutional Petition brought against the Central Bank seeking declarations to the effect that the closure and winding up of a Ugandan bank was in contravention of the Ugandan Constitution.
  • Acted as junior counsel 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.
  • Acted as junior counsel an action in the Commercial Court of Uganda for a Ugandan company enforcing a tax exemption relating to a US$ 18 million investment in an agro-processing plant and machinery.
  • Acted as junior counsel in action by a mining company in which the applicant sought to set aside an award granting the client a 70% stake in a copper mine.
  • Acted as junior counsel in an action to defend a contested VAT assessment of US$ 58 million levied on a thermal power generator.