• University of Leicester - Master of Business Administration (MBA) - 2009
  • Graduated with a first class degree
  • Makerere University - Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Hons) - 2004
  • Law Development Center - Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice - 2005
  • Commissioner for Oaths
  • Advocate in the Republic of Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Uganda
  • Association of MBAs
  • East Africa Law Society
  • Uganda Law Society

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    Arthur M KATENDE

    Position: 
    Principal Associate
    Email: 
    Cell: 
    +256-794-372357
    Telephone: 
    +256-414-233770 / 233908

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    Arthur M Katende is a Principal Associate in the Transactional & Advisory department of the Firm.

    He pursued a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom in 2009 with the intention of mastering the symbiotic relationship between business and law so as to better advise clients. He graduated with a First Class degree.

    He has a wealth of transactions experience and has handled numerous advisory projects dealing with Corporate and Commercial law and is recognised as a rising transactions star in the regional market. 

    He also serves as a company secretary to several large multinational companies in Uganda in the telecom and agricultural sectors.

    In 2014, he was awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship to work at Hogan Lovells LLP in the United Kingdom.

    Sample Professional Accolades

    IFLR 1000 - Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

    Arthur was endorsed as a Rising Star in the  2016 and 2015 Editions.

    Arthur is recognized as a leading lawyer in the  2013 Edition for his transactional work.

    In the 2011 Edition, Arthur Katende was recognized as one of the advisors of Total on its acquisition of an oil exploration license.

    Sample Transactions

    • Legal advisor to K2 Telecom in the day to day running of the company for instance licensing.
    • Advised Afrimax (Vodafone Uganda) on a multi million dollar loan facility.
    • Advised American Towers Corporation on all aspects of its multi-million dollar acquisition of the tower business of MTN Uganda. This involved carrying out a due diligence on the towers of MTN including the land ownership, advising on environmental matters, employment matters, pension matters, licencing to mention but a few.
    • Advised Warid Telecom on all aspects of the sale of its tower business to Eaton Towers in a transaction valued at millions of dollars. This involved preparing the requisite documentation for the sale and ensuring all pending approvals were obtained, and advising on the transaction documents.
    • Advised Telkom SA on the merger of its subsidiaries Africa Online Uganda and AFSAT communications Uganda Limited. This involved the drafting of Asset Purchase Agreement, and re-organization of the companies, applying for transfer of licences of one company to another to mention but a few.
    • Advised VTEL on its proposed acquisition of a majority stake in Uganda Telecom Ltd valued at Millions of dollars. This involved carrying out a legal due diligence on Uganda Telecom Limited and providing transactional advise on property law, environment and employment law.
    • Advised One Network on its acquisition of NR Cyber and its telecommunication license and operations in Uganda. This involved carrying out a legal due diligence on NR Cyber, advising on transfer of telecommunications licence and general transactional advice.

    • Advised three international private hedge funds on a large scale investment in the form of loan equity in a financial institution in Uganda. This included drafting of a Shareholders Agreement to cover all requirements of the investors, carrying out a legal due diligence on the financial institution.
    • Advised China Development Bank on its multi-million dollar loan to Warid Telecom.
    • Legal advisor to NC Bank on numerous loan transactions.
    • Advises numerous International Investment Banks on all aspects of their research with intent to introduce novel derivative products in Uganda, to wit; Goldman Sachs International, Credit Suisse Europe, BNP Paribas, Barclays Bank PLC, Standard Chartered Bank PLC and National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
    • Advised ICIC Bank UK PLC and BorelliTea on its multi-million dollar loan facility to Borelli Tea.

    • Advised Kenyan based Equity Bank on its acquisition of Uganda Micro Finance Limited and its conversion and obtainng of a license to become Equity Bank Uganda Limited. This involved carrying out a legal due diligence on Uganda Micro Finance Limited, drafting and advising on the share purchase agreement and all other transactional documents.
    • Advised McLeod Russell on its multi-million dollar purchase of tea plantations owned by James Finlays Limited. This involved carrying out a legal due diligence on James Finlays Limited and drafting and advising on the share purchase agreement and the general transaction structure and documentation.
    • Advised Warid Telecom Limited on its merger with Bharti Airtel Limited. This involved providing legal advisory services to Warid and advising on all aspects of the transaction including redundancy of employees.

    For detailed information regarding transactions handled by this lawyer, please contact us at kats@kats.co.ug.

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    Arthur was endorsed as a Rising Star in the  2015 Edition.

    Arthur is recognized as a leading lawyer in the  2013 Edition for his transactional work.

    In the 2011 Edition, Arthur Katende is recognized as one of the advisors of Total on its acquisition of an oil exploration license.

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    We are a full service advisory Law Firm providing any and all legal and related advisory services in a variety of legal practice or business areas. KATS has over forty six (46) years' experience in the industry, providing world class legal services and has been consistently and internationally recognised year after year as the number one Law Firm in Uganda by Chambers and Partners: Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, IFLR 1000 - Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms and the Legal 500 the benchmark league tables for lawyers worldwide.

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    • Physical Address
      Radiant House
      Plot 20, Kampala Road
      P.O.Box 2344, Kampala
      Uganda
    • +256 - 414 - 233770/ 233908
    • kats@kats.co.ug