Founded in 2000, C.Mukiibi Sentamu & Co. Advocates (CMS Advocates) is a premier law firm that has consistently built its clientele base providing unrivalled legal service, making commitment and efficiency our hallmark.
We provide a wide range of legal services to businesses and private individuals, both locally and internationally in the areas of Litigation, Intellectual Property, Corporate Law, Procurement Consultancy, Transaction Advisory, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Property Management, Debt collection, Investment Advisory, Conveyancing, Immigration amongst others.
We are committed to finding pragmatic and innovative solutions to our clients’ legal issues. The firm boasts a team of experienced Practitioners, Associates, Consultants and Support Staff.
We strive to build lasting relationships with our clients, offering efficient, effective, timely and very well-articulated legal advice trusting and thoroughly understanding our clients industries.
The firm has a Managing Partner who handles most of the day to day management decisions. The firm has a management committee that holds meetings on a weekly basis to review ongoing cases and other management issues.
The management committee is composed of the Managing Partner, Associates including Consultants who are invited depending on the aspect under consideration and their areas of expertise.
The firm is comprised of departments dedicated to Solicitor Work, Litigation and Transaction Advisory.
We maintain a fully-fledged law library as well as subscribe to on-line libraries. We also maintain an e-library. The library is periodically updated with new versions of Laws, Regulations, Statutory Instruments and reference books to meet the legal developments/changes as they arise. These resources not only greatly simplify the process of doing legal research, but ensure that we have all the necessary literature and data to effectively and efficiently advise and handle the client’s issue(s).
The firm also works in association with other leading firms which avails us with extensive research mechanisms that enable us to review all necessary literature which is relevant to the task given. In our understanding this is the bedrock of the client’s assignment as it affords the advocate an insight into the nature of the legal problem that needs to be solved.
Through our practice, we closely associate with some of the leading firms like Katende, Ssempebwa & Company Advocates, and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC, Boston Massachusetts USA for which firm we have handled several immigration matters very diligently and successfully. This firm has consulted us variously on the Uganda Immigration Laws and citizenship status of several immigrants (Ugandan) now living in the U.S.A which job, we have done commendably well. We pride such relationships, as they are mutually beneficial to our firm, associates and clients.
Our legal team’s multi disciplinary background, equips us with the ability to understand the growing demands of business. Our team participates in academic seminars, conferences and such other activities organized locally by the Law Society of Uganda, East Africa Law Society, International Bar Association, CADER, Universities and Private Sector Foundation Uganda amongst others.
Our firm recognizes the ever-changing demands of the world, and therefore we ensure that we continuously train and keep abreast with the law in order to solve our clients ever growing business problems.
The provision of pro-bono services is a requirement by the Uganda Law Society to all practicing Advocates. This is intended to ensure that indigent, vulnerable and marginalized persons access justice.
Our commitment to pro-bono services is deep and abiding. We devote approximately 500 hours annually to pro-bono projects for individual clients; community based projects and for the Legal Aid Project because we have the belief that legal service should not be restricted to the rich. We closely associate with the Non-governmental organizations like Care for Abandoned Victims of Accidents (CAVA), Advocate for the African Child, International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), Minority Rights Group (MRG), Gatsby Trust Foundation and Farm Africa, whose projects on many occasions are aimed to help those that are destitute because these organisations’ work is premised on the fact that a significant proportion of the Uganda population lives in abject poverty. This way we contribute to the community’s access to justice as they cannot pursue the same due to the high related costs.
Commitment to pro-bono work is a defining characteristic of our firm and we approach our pro-bono projects with the same commitment and excellence as we do our work. We emphasize that most of our pro-bono efforts are on behalf of indigent persons, to contribute to the promotion of equality in access to justice as advocated for by the Uganda Law Society and other Justice, Law and Order Sector Institutions.
The opportunities for pro-bono work are many and we offer our support and guidance and we continue to solicit proposals for new pro-bono projects
Our clientele include Banking and Financial Institutions, Mining, Petroleum and gas companies, Multinational Development Agencies, Media and Software Corporations, Embassies, Local and International Non–Profit organizations, Government Agencies and Commissions, Leading Institutions of Higher Learning, Consultancy Firms, Construction Firms, Procurement Agents and Religious Organizations
They amongst others include;
- Civil Aviation Authority
- Kilembe Mines Limited
- Private Sector Foundation Uganda
- The Republic of the Sudan
- NFT Consult
- Statewide Insurance Company
- Banar Collections Limited
- Gatsby Microfinance
- Axios International Limited
- Letshego Uganda
- Premier Credit
- Jomayi Property Consultants
- Zion Construction Company
- Sema Properties
- Bugema University
- Nkumba University
- DHL Global Forwarding Ltd
- Libra Energy Ltd
- Civil Libra Ltd
- Medical Access (U) Ltd
- Parklane Courts
- Kigo Think Tank
- Kisozi Complex and Estates Ltd
- Design Without Boarders (U) Ltd
- Springs & Associates
- Carr Stanyer Sims & Co
To all our clients we devote our skills, resources and personnel with commitment to excellence and integrity. The firm understands business and the need for a businesslike approach. The advice we offer therefore is straightforward, reasoned, pragmatic and based upon deep research.
We value good judgment, efficiency, and creativity and this is demonstrated in the service we offer.
ADVOCATES COALITION FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT
The firm works in collaboration with ACODE and our founding partner has worked with ACODE, a non-governmental organization geared towards sustainable development by advocating for environmentally friendly approaches to development. He has handled environment work and consulted for SHELL (U) Ltd with ACODE on their Health, Safety and Environment Policy (HSE Policy) and advised on how best it can be improved.
K-MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS & ASSOCIATES.
The team members at the firm act as consultants with K-Management Consultants and Associates Limited a leading Consultancy firm in Uganda Cornelius has worked with the above management consultancy firm as a Consultant offering advice to various companies that were failing in business, which has helped to turn them around, and have become success stories. The law-business combination ensures clients get all round advice which helps them maintain their niches in the market.