Pope Ahimbisibwe

Position: Partner

Pope is Partner and Team member of the Litigation and Employment and also Co-Team Leader of the Taxation, Insurance and Aviation Departments. Pope has been with the Firm for the last twelve (12) years joining right away after attaining his Diploma in Legal Practice at the Law Development Center.

He has grown through the Firm ranks from, Legal Assistant to Junior Associate, Associate up to Partner level.

Mr. Ahimbisibwe is a practicing Advocate of the High Court of Uganda for the last 12 years

He is a Member of the East African Law society and the Uganda Law Society.

He plays a major role in Litigation and Advisory matters in the firm.

Some of the top matters he has handled include:

  1. He has recently successfully defended a Top leading Bank in a law suit wherein the claim was over Ugx 49,000,000,000 or US$19m arising out of receivership proceedings.

  2. He has successfully defended a Top leading Bank in a rather interesting but novel matter in Uganda over the Bank’s alleged liability at an ATM and putting to test the enforcement of the Terms and conditions at the back of the ATM Application Form.

  3. He has successfully defended a Big Power/ Energy Corporation up to the Supreme Court in a suit worth US$3m over alleged liability in respect payment made over to the Custodian Board upon the expulsion of Asians.

  4. He was been involved in several land matters and notable among them was the vesting of the Uganda Electricity Board properties (now in liquidation ) and assets in the Successor companies of UEDCL and UETCL Properties worth Ugx 200 Billion.

  5. He is currently engaged in World Bank/IFC initiated mediation under the auspices of the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) handling the effects of the 250 MW Power Dam worthy US$ 860m.

Pope has acquired specialized training in tax dispute presentation and resolution from the Tax appeals Tribunal

He also has specialized knowledge in mergers and acquisitions, general commercial and corporate law.

Pope has vast experience in structuring of joint Venture transactions that require local content relationships for big value undertakings.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

  1. General Litigation

  2. Employment matters

  3. Real Estate and Land transaction

  4. Legal Advisory opinions

  5. Public-Private Partnerships/Joint Ventures structuring

  6. Equipment acquisition and Leasing

  7. Tax matters

PORTFOLIO: Team member Litigation, employment and head of Tax department and Insurance

Contacts:

Address: 10th Floor, Tall Tower Crested Towers Building, 17 Hannington Road, P. O. Box 7026, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 41 234483 / 4 / 5

Fax: +256 41 234486

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