Justinian M. Kateera


Justinian is a barrister of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, called by the Honorable Society of the Middle Temple. He has 20 years of international experience as a legal practitioner and diplomat. He practiced law in the United Kingdom prior to his appointment to the diplomatic service. He has represented Uganda at the World Trade Organisation, World Intellectual Property Organisation, World Health Organisation, United Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, International Labour Organisation, and at the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council. He served in Kampala as Chief Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hia areas of expertise include Energy (Oil and Gas), Health and Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, Corporate Advisory and Dispute Resolution.


Prior Experience

  • Of Counsel, Kateera and Kagumire Advocates,
  • Chief Legal Advisor – Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
  • Executive Director – Institute of Public Policy Research,
  • Diplomat – Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations and other International organisations based in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Diplomat – Uganda High Commission, London, United Kingdom
  • Associate – Addleshaw Booth Solicitors, United Kingdom
  • Associate – Walker Morris, United Kingdom


  • LL.B – University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • Barrister – the Supreme Court of England and Wales, called by the Middle Temple Inns of Court
  • Masters of Advanced Studies in Oil and Gas – Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Masters in law (LL. M) – Georgetown University, United States
  • Masters in Public Administration – Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, United States


  • The International Bar Association
  • The Bar Council of the United Kingdom
  • The Uganda Law Society
  • The East African Law Society


  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Advisory Practice
  • Tax Advisory and Resolution