Experience Anchored By Time


“The Inception”

On 28th September, 2001, Kiwanuka and Karugire Company Advocates opens its offices at 5th Floor, Crane Chambers, Plot 38 Kampala Road, with Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Edwin Karugire as the founding Partners.


“A New Home”

The firm moves to its home at Acacia Avenue.


“Uganda Discovers Oil”

In October 2006, Uganda announces its discovery of commercially viable quantities of oil in the Albertine Graben in Western, Uganda. 

Kiwanuka and Karugire Company Advocates has the unique honour of having acted as legal counsel to Heritage Oil & Gas, the operator in Block 1 and 3A in the Albertine Graben through the exploration period.

In 2009, Kiwanuka and Karugire Company Advocates is appointed as legal counsel to provide transaction advisory services in the farm down of Block 1 and 3A.


“The Decennial”

Kiwanuka and Karugire Company Advocates celebrates 10 years of existence. Peter Kauma becomes a full Partner at the firm.


“The Merger”

Uganda sees its first major telecom merger when Airtel merges with Warid Telecom. Kiwanuka and Karugire Company Advocates is appointed as legal counsel advising on this M&A transaction.


“The International Frontier”

In June 2014, the firm joins the Multilaw legal network with over 11,000 lawyers in 100 countries and consolidates its position as a leading firm in Uganda.


The firm successfully defends President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in a presidential election petition before the Supreme Court against John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.


“The Move”

Kiwanuka & Karugire moves its offices to Plot 67, SRK House, Lugogo Bypass to expand its premises at Acacia Avenue.

Kiwanuka & Karugire Advocates rebrands to K&K Advocates.


“Communication is key”

In October, 2018, MTN the largest telecom operator applies to renew its license. K&K is appointed counsel for the regulator to lead the negotiation of license terms for the renewal period. The largest fee ever paid for a license ($100m) is collected by the telecom regulator. A subsequent suit by MTN challenging the license fee levied for the negotiation period ($14m) is successfully defended by K&K.


“The Homecoming”

In May 2020, the firm moves into its newly constructed office premises at Plot 5A2 Acacia Avenue.


“The Attorney General”

In June 2021, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, one of the founding partners of the firm is appointed as the Attorney General of the Republic of Uganda.


“Making 20 years”

K&K Advocates celebrates 20 years as a leading firm in Uganda.

The Future

Our sights are set on staying at the top of the legal industry in Uganda as we continue to evolve and advise our clients to meet the demands of a more complex, fast-changing and more connected world. Our experience over the last two decades puts us in a firm position to continue offering valuable legal advice to support and advance our clients’ growth to new frontiers.