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 +
Oscar Kihika is a former President of the Uganda Law Society - a post he held for two consecutive terms. His practice as an advocate spans over a wealthy and diverse 20 years’ experience. Oscar heads the corporate and commercial department at the Firm.
He is a dynamic lawyer with extensive experience in handling any commercial matter be it dispute resolution, litigation, product liability, mergers, acquisitions, and joint venture transactions.
Mr. Kihika is valued at the Firm for being highly intelligent and effective. He has the unique ability of crafting fantastic skeleton arguments, extemporizes brilliantly and possesses a remarkable all round intellectual ability to dissect any legal problem. He is an integral part of our success.
Often times his great sense of humour takes the edge off ruffled tempers at the Firm. Even though BK is predominantly a civil/ commercial law service provider, Oscar's earlier experience working as a state attorney at the ministry of Justice comes in handy when some of our clients are faced with criminal prosecution.Show more +