Mukumbya Musoke Advocates


Julius M. Musoke

Managing Partner

Julius M. Musoke is the managing partner of the firm. He has previously worked at other law firms in Uganda and as Principal Counsel at the African Development Bank. He has worked on several challenging (first-of-a-kind) transactions including the first IPP and PPP projects in Uganda and elsewhere as well as the first pan-African satellite project and other technology & telecom, oil & gas, railway, mining, road construction, aviation, hotel, hospital, and real estate development projects.

He has extensively negotiated concession agreements, mining leases, supply and off-take contracts, tolling agreements, interface agreements and diverse construction contracts.

Julius is regularly called upon to advise clients on legal and regulatory aspects of their commercial activities as well as capital markets transactions in Uganda. He also regularly acts for clients in high-profile mergers and acquisition transactions in highly regulated sectors. He has among others acted for Bharti Airtel in its acquisition of Warid Telecom; 8 Miles LLP in its acquisition of Orient Bank; Guaranty Trust Bank in its acquisition of Fina Bank; and Cipla Limited and Cipla EU on the acquisition of Quality Chemicals Limited and on the listing of Cipla’s Ugandan subsidiary in Uganda.

Julius holds an LLB (Honours) degree from Makerere University, an LL.M degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.

Diana Ninsima Kibuuka


Diana Ninsima Kibuuka is a Partner at the Firm. Her primary areas of practise include company and insolvency law, tax law, investment law and banking and finance. Diana has previously worked at other law firms in Uganda as associate and partner. Under the International Lawyers of Africa Program, Diana was seconded to the mergers and acquisitions department of Slaughter & May LLP and to the London offices of Diageo P.L.C. She has also previously worked under placement at Uganda Breweries Ltd, a subsidiary of Diageo P.L.C.

Diana’s experience includes advising clients from diverse sectors involved in mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, capital markets as well as banking and finance transactions.

Diana holds an LLB (Honours) degree from Makerere University, an LL.M degree from the University of Cambridge (Wolfson College), a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Taxation from the East African School of Taxation. She has served on boards of directors of several companies including one of the financial institutions in Uganda.

Karoli Ssemogerere


Karoli is a Partner at the Firm. His primary areas of practice include tax law, litigation and arbitration, corporate law, capital markets, regulatory and public law matters.

Karoli has over 20 years of experience practicing law in Uganda and the USA. His experience includes working as a regulatory and public law advisor to various public authorities in Uganda and elsewhere in various sectors including financial services, fintech, natural resource law, telecommunications, infrastructure, and technology. He has represented various clients in litigation and arbitration as well as regularly handling transactions on corporate and tax structuring, issuance of securities and financial instruments, and related regulatory matters.

Karoli holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, Master of Laws degree from Harvard University, MA Government & Public Affairs from Johns Hopkins University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. He is admitted to the bar in Uganda, New York and the US tax court.

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