Commercial Arbitration in Uganda
4th Floor Spear House,, Jinja Rd, Kampala
Founded in 1992, Byenkya, Kihika & Co. Advocates (“BK” or "the Firm") boasts of a rich heritage of over 25 years of providing modern, cutting edge , prompt and solution-oriented legal services to its domestic and International clients. The Firm is known for its comprehensive corporate and commercial advisory service coupled with a cautious approach that aims at minimizing risk for its clients. In so doing, the Firm has developed an enviable reputation as being one of Uganda’s reliable and most respected full-service law firms.
The Firm is spearheaded by Ebert Isaiah Byenkya, Oscar John Kihika and Blaisie Namwezi Paulsen. All matters of significance to the Firm at large are discussed and voted on by the full partnership while day-to-day management is undertaken by Ms. Paulsen in her capacity as Managing Partner. The partners are personally and significantly involved in the tailoring the legal counsel due to the Firm's clients.
BK continues to be recognized without solicitation as a leading law firm in Uganda by the Publishers of -The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
In the Chambers Global 2009 edition, it was reported that “Commentators appreciate the ‘really quick turnaround times” of the team and the “exceptionally detailed work’ it produces... Partner Ebert Byenkya typifies the firm’s changing focus: although he is well known as a litigator, he is expanding his reach in corporate transactions, where he proves to be “extremely knowledgeable and sensitive to his clients’ concerns.”Show more +
Ebert Byenkya is a founding partner at the firm and is largely responsible for having built up the Firm's blossoming practice.
Ebert heads the litigation department at the Firm and has done an undeniably impeccable job training up and mentoring a dynamic team that shows great commitment to BK's clients and its values. Mr. Byenkya is well respected as one of Uganda’s leading attorneys in the field of litigation and possesses extensive experience in handling complex commercial matters and debt recoveries.
Ebert has been singled out for recognition by Chambers & Partners the publishers of Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a highly regarded and respected practitioner in the Ugandan market, renowned for his courtroom abilities. An eminent figure at the Bar, he has been engage as lead counsel in the national Land Probe Commission.
He has over the years garnered peer endorsements for his impressive clientele skills and quick command of any kind of transaction. He also boasts of a flair for international finance having represented international lenders like the International Finance Corporation and Standard Chartered Bank for over ten years.
Ebert is usually the first port of call if a corporate client requires something innovative because as a lawyer, Ebert is technically and commercially very aware and up to-date. These attributes enable Ebert to offer an insightful overview of the status quo in their respective industries. Owing to his multifaceted legal prowess, Ebert was most recently appointed as Lead Counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into Land matters which was charged to investigate into the effectiveness of Law, Policies and processes pertaining to Land acquisition and registration.Show more +