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Partner Tax and Corporate Advisory
Ruth has nearly twenty years’ experience in commercial litigation, commercial loans transactions, tax and corporate advisory. She has represented Banks in enforcement actions, insolvency disputes, defective securities claims and asset finance and leasing matters. Her other areas of litigation experience include; commercial agreements, shareholders’ disputes and company liquidations. Ruth has also handled some of the unprecedented trademarks and drug regulations disputes in Uganda.
Ruth heads the firm’s tax practice and works to offer only the most prudent advice on various aspects of both national and international tax law. She advises on business set-ups, reorganisations, intra-group services agreements and transfer pricing issues. She previously worked with Deloitte Uganda as a Tax Advisor before founding Ligomarc. Ruth holds a Masters in International Business Law from the University of Manchester, UK. She is a member of the International Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, Uganda Law Society and East Africa Law Society.
Ruth served as President of the Uganda Law Society for an unprecedented term of 3 years during the period March 2013- April 2016.
Kabiito Karamagi, currently the Managing Partner of the Firm, is an advocate of seventeen years standing, and specializes in corporate insolvency and restructures. As one of Uganda’s leading Insolvency practitioners, Kabiito has been at the centre of major corporate debt restructures and turnarounds in Uganda. He also served as a Government of Uganda Consultant on the reform of the laws governing Corporate, individual and cross border insolvency.
He is also an expert in leasing law and has been retained by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation on numerous occasions to undertake various consultancy assignments on finance leasing in Rwanda and Cameroun. A seasoned and respected litigator, his wide experience includes representing financial institutions in creditor enforcement claims; serving as Lead Counsel of a consortium of lawyers and successfully representing the electricity regulator in the biggest regulatory dispute in Uganda; and successfully representing dissatisfied bidders for two of the largest infrastructure projects in Uganda.
Kabiito is a Fellow of INSOL International. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) Hons. from Makerere University, Kampala and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (DIP.LP) from Law Development Centre, Kampala.
Partner Finance, Power and Infrastructure practice
Joshua heads Ligomarc’s Finance, Power and Infrastructure practice under which he oversees the Firm’s advisory on infrastructure transactions. Joshua is a leading financial lawyer in Uganda of seventeen years standing. He has significant experience in providing financial and infrastructure law advisory, including advisory on development and restructuring of electricity projects, advice on compliance and regulatory issues, and project finance.
Prior to joining Ligomarc, Joshua worked within Uganda’s Financial Services Industry as an in-house counsel. He led teams at Dfcu Group (DFCU), a financial services group in Uganda, where he rose to the position of Head of Legal and Corporation Secretary. He also worked with the East African Development Bank (EADB) as Principal Legal Officer where he advised on several financing transactions in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. During his employment in the financial sector, Joshua participated in several complex financial and commercial transactions, including: Syndicated loan transactions, Corporate and Project Finance transactions, Public Private Partnerships, Equity finance transactions and derivative transactions. He has also had significant Company law and Corporate Governance experience, having advised both the Boards of DFCU and EADB.
Joshua holds a Masters of Science (MSc.) degree in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London (Centre for Financial and Management Studies) and is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda
Partner Dispute Resolution
Olivia heads the Dispute Resolution practice of the firm. Her ten years’ experience covers representing financial institutions and corporate entities in contractual disputes, security enforcement and employment matters.
Prior to focusing mainly on dispute resolution, Olivia spear headed the firm’s securities audit and perfections practice to support risk teams in financial institutions. She has also worked on tax transaction assignments in the areas of corporate tax and customs.
Olivia is keen on sharing the knowledge she has acquired over the years. As such, she is a member of the Ugandan Faculty of the Justice Advocacy Africa, a non-government organization, affiliated to the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Minnesota, that trains Advocates and Lawyers in Trial Advocacy skills, where her services in this regard are on pro-bono basis.
She is a member of the Uganda Law Society, East African Society, Young International Arbitration Lawyers and the Editorial Board of the Uganda Law Reports. She is also a lecturer at the Law Development Centre where she shares her knowledge and skills with upcoming advocates.
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