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An Outline Of The Legal Regime For Petroleum Midstream Activities In Uganda

The primary laws governing petroleum midstream activities Petroleum midstream activities primarily comprise the storage, processing and transportation of petroleum products. The primary laws for this sector include: The Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act, 2013 (the “Midstream Act”); The Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Regulations, 2016; The Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission […]

Proposed Legislative Changes In Uganda’s Power Sector: The Electricity Amendment Bill 2022

Uganda’s Parliament is currently considering the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (the “Bill”). The Bill seeks to effect changes to the Electricity Act Cap 145 (the “Act”) which was enacted in 1999. Below is a highlight of key changes that would be of relevance to participants in the energy sector: Funding of the regulator: The Bill provides […]

A Review Of The Tax Amendment Laws Of 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 […]

An Overview Of The National Payment Systems Act, 2020

Introduction 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 […]

COVID-19: An Outline Of The Legal Instruments Issued By The Government Of Uganda In Relation To The Pandemic

Introduction 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. This followed reports from various nations outside of China that Covid-19 had begun to spread within their borders. Due to the exponential increase in […]

Intellectual Property Rights In Uganda

Trademarks   International Conventions, Treaties and Arrangements WIPO WTO TRIPS Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol ARIPO (Banjul Protocol on Marks) Paris Convention (Paris Union) Although Uganda is a member of the Paris Union, there is no provision in the legislation relating to international arrangements. As such, it should not be possible […]

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

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. In this review, we explore a number of issues that may […]

Aspects Of Mining Rights In Uganda

By Julius M. Musoke 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. Is there a primary regulatory authority for the […]

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