Olivia Kyarimpa MatovuPartner Dispute Resolution
Martin KakuruAssociate Partner
Amy Amina ItogotJunior Associate
Henry Kato SsebaddukaLegal Assistant
Olivia Kyarimpa Matovu
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.
Mobile: +256 772 744 307
Martin is an Associate Partner at the firm. He works with the Dispute Resolution team. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University and was awarded a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.
Before joining Ligomarc Advocates, she worked with Barya, Byamugisha & Co Advocates specializing in Civil litigation, Employment Litigation and advisory. While at Ligomarc Advocates, Martin has advised on dispute Resolution in Banking, mortgage, Infrastructure, Constitutional petitions and Appeal, Employment laws, Corporate Fraud among others. Martin has a keen eye for detail and offers solutions to complex corporate and commercial dispute resolutions.
Martin has handled a number of dispute Resolution matters for clients in the areas of; Defending financial institutions in matters related to debt financing and loan recovery, Defending Uganda National Roads Authority in matters on infrastructure litigation and land acquisition disputes, Employment disputes both before the Labour officer and Industrial Court of Uganda and Medical malpractice disputes and litigation.
Martin is a member of the Uganda Law Society and the East Africa Law Society, a certified trainer for Trial Advocacy with the Uganda Law Society and a member of the Professional Development Committee of the Uganda Law Society.
Mobile: +256 776 744 321
Amy Amina Itogot
Amy Amina Itogot is a member of the Dispute Resolution Department. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip. L.P) from the Law Development Centre. As a Junior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department, Amy is responsible for drafting Plaints, Written Statements of Defence and any other necessary pleadings for litigation purposes. Amy also conducts research for matters being handled by the department and is engaged in preparation of legal opinions on the merits and demerits of pending litigation. She currently manages client communication and carries out secretarial duties for the Litigation Department.
Amy is the Advocate in charge of the Firm’s fraud and criminal investigation portfolio handled by the Litigation department. She has significant experience in this area and oversees investigations and prosecution of accused persons in diverse fraud related matters on behalf of our clients in the Financial services sector. Amy boasts excellent research skills and has recently participated in World Universities Comparative Law Project under the aegis of Allen and Overy Global Law Intelligence Unit where she was involved in the review of various laws and practices as well as in the conduct of interviews with various practitioners geared towards establishing the risk rating of the existing legal framework in Uganda.
Amy has contributed to the Makerere Law Journal (MLJ) on two occasions. The articles published in the 2012 and 2013 Makerere Law Journal were titled: ‘When Crime has a Human Face, A Critical Appraisal of the role of Mitigation in Capital Offences in Uganda’ and ‘Behind Prison Walls For Life: The Impact of Tigo Stephen v. A.G Supreme Court Judgment in regard to Life Imprisonment in Uganda’ respectively.
Mobile: +256 789 931 664
Henry Kato Ssebadduka
Henry Kato is a Legal Assistant at the firm. He has worked with the firm for over Ten (10) years. Henry is a part of the Dispute Resolution department. However, owing to his expertise, the firm finds it convenient to call on his services in other areas of the firm’s range of services to wit; Finance, Banking, Insolvency inter alia.
Henry holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Islamic University in Uganda and has since enrolled for the Postgraduate Bar Course of the Law Development Centre for the year 2017-2018. Henry is also holds a Diploma in Secondary Education from Kyambogo University. Henry is a client-oriented Legal Assistant with the ability to handle multiple tasks and most importantly determined to move extra miles to find solutions to the issues in the name of satisfying the needs of the clients. Henry having finally been made a Lawyer has a keen eye to offering solutions to complex corporate and commercial legal issues
Mobile: +256 772 744 312