The firm is a general practice law firm with special strength in banking and business litigation, foreign investment counseling; all aspects of intellectual property including trade marks, patents, designs and copyrights registration, renewal, licensing, technology transfer, etc.
The firm acts for a wide range of banks, development institutions, government agencies and other local and international financial institutions. To these various institutions it offers a wide range of legal services including advice on securities, loans, debentures, mortgages, chattels transfers, debt recovery/collections, receiverships and liquidations for local and international banks and financial institutions. Links with law firms in Uganda and in many countries world wide including those in major financial and commercial centres of the world assist with expeditious and timely service to clients and to stay at the cutting edge of professional development.
The chambers are located in the central financial and business district within short walking distance of the High Court and Supreme Court of Uganda; the Ministry of Justice (Registries of Trade Marks / Patents, Registry of Companies, Business Names and Documents, the Ministry of Lands (Registry of Titles, the Uganda Investment Authority, Parliamentary Buildings and other legislative/ administrative/ executive organs of state. This strategic location enables the firm to offer diverse cost-effective service.
Name: John Magezi
Makerere University (LL.B., 1984) Law Development Center (Dip., Legal Practice, 1985); Univ., of London (L.L.M., Commercial and Corporate Law, 1989)
English, Swahili, Runyakitara and Luganda
He is a general legal practioner with a bias to commercial and corporate law handling: Intellectual Property (IP) matters including copyright; Trade secrets; Trade Marks, Patents & Designs availability searches, applications, renewals, assignments, restoration, oppositions, appeals, licensing; Trademarks watching services, infringement advice, and enforcement of IP rights. He has litigated IP matters before the Registrar of Patents & Trademarks, in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Uganda
He offers credit and security documentation services e.g. debentures, mortgages for banks and other credit institutions
He also offers legal audit services for many companies upon instructions from banks & credit instructions
He has attended courses/symposia/workshops on Settlement of International Commercial Disputes and on negotiating and advising in International Commercial Contracts at the institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) of the University of London; on Foreign Investment and joint Ventures with Trans-national Corporations at the United Nations and Trans-national Corporations & Management Division of the UNDP; on Investments Abroad at the South Western Legal Foundation (SWLF); on Trans-national Arbitration at the Institute for Trans-national Arbitration of the South Western Legal Foundation; on Intellectual property at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO); on Arbitration of Global Projects at the International Law Institute, Training of Trainers (TOT) course at the International Law Institute (ILI); on International Standards for Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Age at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO); on Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property at the WIPO
He has lectured and/or presented papers on the Law and Practice of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and International Trade Law at the Kenya Polytechnic; at the Eastern & Southern Management Institute (ESAMI) and at the International Law Institute
Member: Uganda Law Society
Member: East African Law Society
Fellow: Uganda Arbitration Association
Associate: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Local and Foreign corporations and individuals