Practice Areas

Commercial Law

Commercial transactions are the core of the global economy. It is pertinent to cut costs by reducing risks in your business transactions, making appropriate decisions in conformity with the legal regime and ensuring an efficient debt recovery system. All this can be achieved only when you have a team of competent, experienced, dedicated and organized professionals who will stand in at all times to offer you necessary advice that is needed. We at Tropical Law Advocates have all that you are looking for.

As a result of the bulk cooperate transactions, we have opened a fully fledged department to cater for the ever growing consultancies in this area. You are comfortable letting us offer you all the legal solutions you need in your business. Our dedicated team currently offers legal advice to financial institutions, industries, associations and individuals. This broad exposure has overtime enabled us develop competence and accorded us the much needed experience to offer you quality services. Our practice in the area of commercial transactions encompasses the full range of commercial legal services required by local and multinational corporate entities. These include:

Oil and Gas sector: We have expanded our expertise to meet the growing demand in the oil and gas sector. Ever since the discovery of oil and gas in Uganda, we have had our staff engage in workshops’, seminars and short courses in the energy sector. The result of this was the famous Public Interest matter where the expertise of the firm was required to advise and take action on the propriety of a $ 2.9 Billion sale of interests in oil blocks in the Albertine region of Uganda. Our engagement has prompted various positive recommendations in the new oil bill.

Insurance: Tropical Law Advocates represents some of Uganda’s leading insurance companies. Our range of services includes contract drafting, enforcement of and/or defence of insurance claims as well as recovery of subrogated claims. Our range of services extend to issues pertaining to compliance & risk, tax, legal audits and due diligence, real estate, company law and company secretary-ship and general corporate advisory. We have also developed the expertise in insurance litigation on behalf of individuals who wish to recover their claims.

Intellectual Property: Tropical Law Advocates has established a sub- department under the commercial law department to cater for the increasing intellectual property law needs of its clients. The firm’s intellectual property department has conducted registrations and renewals of various intellectual property rights, notably trademarks, at the Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

Company Law: Tropical Law Advocates is currently company secretary to numerous organizations which may or may not have an internal legal team. Numerous organizations have benefited from the expertise and specialized advice we offer.