A Review Of The Tax Amendment Laws Of 2020
December 2020

On the 31st of March 2020, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development proposed certain tax law amendments for the July 2020 – June 2021 financial year in Uganda.

Whereas certain amendments relating to value added tax and stamp duty laws were assented to by the President on 30th June 2020, further changes in this case to the income tax, excise duty, tax code procedures and value added tax laws that were assented to by the President on the 24th of November 2020. read more..

An Overview Of The National Payment Systems Act, 2020
September 2020
Payment systems are an integral part of commercial and financial transactions in Uganda and they include Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS) for interbank transfers, Automated Clearing House (ACH) system for clearing cheques and the Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) as well as securities settlement systems such as the Central Securities Depository (CSD) operated by the Bank of Uganda and the Securities Central Depository System operated by the Uganda Securities Exchange. read more..

An Overview of the Security Interest in Movable Property Act
May 23 2020
The Security Interest in Movable Property Act, 2019 (“SIMPA”) came into force on 31st May 2019 and repealed the Chattels Securities Act 2014. The SIMPA and the regulations made thereunder did (inter-alia) establish a new system for the registration of security over moveable assets which was operationalized in October 2019. read more..

Covid-19: Potential Issues For Project Finance Transactions In Uganda
30 April 2020

Project finance transactions are built around an intricate web of rights, duties and obligations that spring from a suite of agreements cutting across diverse parties. The parties usually include the project company, project sponsors, lenders, contractors, suppliers, off-takers, insurers and government bodies, among others. read more..

THE REGULATION OF TELECOMMUNICATION OPERATORS IN UGANDA  
20 February 2017

Industry Overview

The telecom industry in Uganda was originally comprised of a sole operator by way of a state owned company that provided fixed telephone connectivity and other services.  read more..

An Overview of the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019
25 March 2020

The legal framework governing rights related to data and privacy in Uganda was for several years solely based on diverse sources that included the Constitution of Uganda, principles of common law and some of the legislation regulating various sectors. The coming into force of the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019 (the “Act”) has established a detailed and specific legal framework for the regulation and protection of the privacy of the individual and of personal data. read more..

ASPECTS OF MINING RIGHTS IN UGANDA
24 March 2017

Is the property in minerals in Uganda vested in private citizens?

The Constitution and the Mining Act 2003, vest the entire property in and control of all minerals in, on and under any land or waters in Uganda in the Government of Uganda. read more..

Intellectual Property Rights in Uganda
24 May 2020

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ENFORCEMENT OF LOCAL LAW SECURITY
23 March 2017

Is the process for enforcement of registered local law security, a court led process or can it be done out of court?

Enforcement can be done out of court, provided that the security documentation provides for express powers of sale without read more

Covid-19: An Outline Of The Legal Instruments Issued By The Government Of Uganda In Relation To The Pandemic
25 May 2020

On 30th January 2020, the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom declared the novel corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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ELECTRICITY REGULATION IN UGANDA
22 April 2016

The Unbundling of Services

It is now several years since Uganda’s electricity industry was liberalised. The industry which since Uganda’s independence had been run under the monopoly of a statutory corporation, the Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) saw the passing of the Electricity Act Cap 149 in 1999, read more..

UGANDA’S USE OF INCENTIVES FOR RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION
16 April 2016

Electricity Sector Overview

Uganda’s electricity industry is regulated by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), established by the Electricity Act of 1999. ERA’s duties include the regulation and issuance of licences for the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, export and import of electrical energy. Read more..