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The Vinci Coffee controversy: government did not need to consult with local farmers by law

Despite the outrage following parliament’s recent damning report on an agreement between the Government of Uganda and Vinci Coffee without consultation with local farmers, government was not obliged by law to consult wi..

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ENSafrica

The Vinci Coffee case compounds Uganda’s pressing need for a national competition law

In April 2022, the Ugandan Parliament recommended that a government agreement with Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited be terminated on grounds that it was unconstitutional and contravened several other laws of Uga..

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ENSafrica

The High Court of Uganda emphasises the rights of secured creditors in insolvency proceedings

The High Court recently passed a decision (Bank Of India (U) Limited Vs NC Beverages Limited And Uganda Revenue Authority (Civil Suit 0009 of 2021) highlighting the priority of a secured creditor in the winding up or liquidation of a company. ..

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ENSafrica

Controversy as Industrial Court insists employers must give reasons for terminating an employment contract

The Industrial Court has passed a controversial award insisting that employers must give reasons before an employment contract is terminated (Asiimwe Apollo v Law Development Centre). The award contradicts the Court of Appeal’s recent decision that an employer ma..

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Bowmans

Uganda: Court clarifies foreign partnerships registration requirements

In a recent matter*, the Civil Division of the High Court of Uganda has ruled that a foreign partnership (this requirement also extends to local partnerships) that does not use the surnames of its partners must be registered with the Business Names Registry at the Uganda ..

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Bowmans

Uganda: Court dismisses a public interest suit against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and two leading international oil companies

On 11 April 2022, the High Court of Uganda (Court) dismissed a disguised public interest suit brought against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (the regulator of the petroleum industry in Uganda) and the two leading international oil companies in Uganda, Total E&P Uganda..
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ALP East Africa

Proposed Amendments to Electricity Law in Uganda

Proposed amendments to the electricity sector law—via the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022—seek to address the sector’s institutional regulators and to allow isolated power generation plants to sell e..

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KTA Advocates

Kampala Protocol: What you need to know about the Protocol on the voluntary registration of copyright and related rights

The Protocol on voluntary registration of copyright and related rights is the fifth Protocol to be administered by ARIPO. It aims to ensure that creatives benefit from their works and are commercially incentivised- through copyright to create more and explore new markets...

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ALP East Africa

New Proposed Amendments Under the Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2021 seeks to accord equal rights between men and women under the succession law in terms of domicile, property, residential holdings, maintenance, guardianship, etc. and address the lacuna in the law in the aftermath of the 2007 decision ..

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