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Our partners are highly respected within the legal profession, upholding the utmost standards of professional ethics. They have no past or pending disciplinary matters before the Uganda Law Society Disciplinary Committee. Similarly, all of our associates adhere strictly to the highest professional ethics and have no disciplinary matters pending against them before the Disciplinary Committee of the Uganda Law Society.
Nathan Osinde Ondesi
Nathan is a founder and Managing Partner of OSH Advocates currently co-heading the Corporate, Banking, Finance and Conveyancing Practice Department. His practice focuses on advisory on corporate governance, bank recoveries, commercial litigation and arbitration. His role involves advising lenders and borrowers with regard to debt financing and restructuring transactions including asset based loans, commercial lending transactions, debtor in possession, exit financing, acquisition finance, secured and unsecured loan transactions.
Headed legal team for Ford Credit Europe Bank, advising on Ugandan law for financing dealings with a local entity. Covered all legal aspects concerning proposed transactions between FCE Bank and the Ugandan entity.
Advised a consortium of international lenders on a possible restructuring of USD 9,000,000 loan portfolio to a local micro finance entity.
Represented a client on a UGX 100 Billion compensation by Government on a major facility occupied by a Government Ministry.
Advised a client in negotiating and execution of road supervision contract between Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and a client. The consultancy involved supervision of UGX 800 Billion Tirinyi-Pallisa road construction.
Nathan effectively represented Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) in a High Court suit in Uganda, resolving a finder’s fee disagreement among Bank PHB, Keystone Bank, and an agent.
Successfully negotiated a restructuring of over UGX 90 Billion agriculture facility provided by a major bank to a client.
Drafted loan and security papers for global lender in Ugandan financing deals. Provided counsel on borrower checks, legal opinions, and security procedures, ensuring registration and perfection.
Handled debt recovery and restructuring for a firm with loans from three defunct banks securitized by Bank of Uganda. Tasks encompass repayment restructure, asset attachment, disposal, and legal action for loan recovery.
Successfully negotiated syndicated agriculture asset refinancing facility of over UGX 8 billion between a Commercial Bank, Development Bank and Tea factory.
Assisted in acquiring land for a Cement factory in Tororo Industrial area. Managed negotiations with landowners, local government, and environmental authorities for necessary approvals and development.
Godfrey Himbaza is an Advocate, Solicitor and Legal Consultant in Uganda. He is a partner in the Firm and the head of the Litigation Department.
Godfrey has advised Ugandan Government, Municipal Governments and private investors in the areas of Constitutional Law, enforcement, regulatory and transactional matters including protocols under the East African Community. He specializes in litigation and legal advisory. He has advised clients developing private contracts, legal due diligence, regulatory frameworks for different sectors and has participated in business Negotiations.
Was part of Uganda Government’s legal advisory and negotiation team, that advised and negotiated the Ugandan Government’s position on the East African Protocol on Integrated Northern Corridor Development (EAPINGD).
Led the firm’s team in reviewing the consultant’s report on the Reform of Urban Water and Sanitation, significantly impacting the reform policy of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation.
Represented the Attorney General to the Ministry of Trade, Industries, and Antiquities in developing the Ugandan Government’s tourism policy and marketing framework, “Gifted by Nature”.
Offered crucial advice to local governments on contractual engagements with the private sector and on interdepartmental relations.
Represented Uganda Air Cargo, a national air cargo transporter in major cases against its national & international clients.
Led the OSH team that successfully represented a client in an Arbitration at International Chamber of Commerce against Tanzania Revenue Authority in a case concerning breach of contract.
Co-represented a client on a UGX 100 Billion compensation by Government on a major facility occupied by a Government Ministry.
Co-handled debt recovery and restructuring for a firm with loans from three defunct banks securitized by Bank of Uganda. Tasks encompass repayment restructure, asset attachment, disposal, and legal action for loan recovery.
Eric Kenneth Lokolong
Eric Kenneth Lokolong, an advocate of the Courts of Judicature and all Courts Subordinate thereto, is a seasoned lawyer based in Uganda. Specializing in project and corporate finance, development and commercial banking, as well as financial services regulation, Lokolong is a renowned figure in the realm of Banking and Finance and law, with a remarkable ability to navigate the complex landscapes of long term financing, syndicated lending, cross-border lending, and regulation of financial institutions.
Eric has handled Public, Private, Partnerships (PPP) involving water and energy supply in Kalangala District Uganda.
His career boasts of expertise in board nominations and appointment procedures, board assessments and evaluations, among other competencies. These skills have been further enriched by a range of financial sector training and awards from global bodies such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) among others.
Lokolong’s illustrious career includes roles as a partner at OSH Advocates and Solicitors, the Bank Secretary / Senior Legal Officer at East African Development Bank, and Senior Legal Counsel for Barclays Bank. His other noteworthy positions include Senior Legal and Compliance Officer for Capital Markets Authority and Legal Officer for the Dfcu Group.
His legal services have impacted multi-billion-dollar projects and reforms in various institutions. He is a board member for several companies such as NWSC Insurance Company Limited, Kirinya Sugar Factory Estates Limited, and Kirinya Group Limited have added more dimension to his experience.
He has facilitated infrastructure financing of up to USD 1.5 billion to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and served as onshore legal counsel to a USD 900M Hydro Power Project. He has also been a key player in the Barclays/ABSA Bank integration in Africa, a USD 2.2 billion deal, and a World Bank/ ESAAMLG Financial Sector Assessor for the Republic of Mozambique, among other accomplishments.
Eric has successfully managed aircraft acquisitions for a Ugandan airline and has also undertaken a USD 500M fuel hedge for Air Mauritius.
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