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Who are we?

We Are African Innovation Solutions

TASLAF Advocates provides blended legal and tax services to the most impactful entities operating in Uganda & East Africa. We are driven by a desire to create social impact and harness the interconnectedness of the African eco-system in our provision of blended legal & tax services. Our clients include leading private equity/impact funds, construction and oil & gas companies, tech companies, leading non-profits/NGO’s and social enterprises looking to set up or expand in Uganda and East Africa.

Our team combines a breadth of experience, education, and training in the best institutions in the world. We are always on the lookout for the most talented and ambitious professionals to join the team. With a mix of lawyers and accountants across the board, our service offerings are unequaled in both tax & legal assignments.

Our pro-bono arm provides free legal services to leading SME’s and social enterprises in Uganda helping them to save legal fees and create impact in their areas of operation.

Services

Our Practice Areas

For our clients, we represent a single point of contact for solutions in our practice areas of tax, Legal and advisory services. We achieve this through a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration which ensures that skills are deployed to match the unique requirements of each client.

Corporate, M&A and Impact Finance Practice

We pride ourselves as a pioneer law firm offering services to private equity and impact funds investing in Uganda.

Tax Practice

One of our specialty area in which we have acquired knowledge and expertise is tax.

Energy, Oil & Gas Practice

We provide legal services and industry insights throughout the energy and oil and gas sector, whether upstream or downstream.

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice

Our Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice Our litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution practice cuts across a wide spectrum of real life challenges for both our natural clients and the business enterprises that we serve.

Employment and Immigration Practice

We routinely and regularly offer a wide range of employment and immigration related services under the Corporate and Commercial Department which works at all times in close collaboration with the NGO and non-profit practice of the firm.

NGO, Social Enterprise and Impact Finance practice

Our firm has developed one of the leading specialist not-for-profit advisory practices in the East African region.

What we offer

TASLAF seamlessly combines international standards of ethics and legal practice while harnessing our knowledge, contacts and experience of the local market, to provide the best solutions for our clients. Our clients include both Ugandan and international impact/private equity funds, oil and gas companies, financing institutions, construction companies, and the leading multinational social enterprises & non-profits/NGO’s operating/looking to set up and expand in East Africa.

Whether we are providing legal opinions for corporate formation, restructuring, governance and internal controls, financial and tax planning, employment and human resource contracts or for immigration requirements for expatriates, volunteers or their dependents, we ensure that our advice is legally wholesome and takes into account various practical and commercially viable business objectives, which are important for our clients to achieve their goals.

The TASLAF Team

Meet our team of experts

We seamlessly combine international standards of ethics, knowledge and legal practice while harnessing our knowledge, contacts and experience of the local market, to provide the best solutions for our clients.

Stephen Tumwesigye

Managing Partner

Joseph Byaruhanga

Tax Consultant

Harriet Okwi

Consultant - Oil & Gas

Juliet Namirembe

Senior Tax Associate

Kevin Ayebare

Senior Legal Associate

Shadiya Uzama

Legal Associate

Mbabazi Doreen Darlson

Tax and Accounts Associate

Rushongoza Begumya

Legal Associate

Georginah Namuyomba

Legal Associate Regulatory and Compliance

Sheila Magezi

Practice Manager

Some of our clients

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Insights

For our clients, we represent a single point of contact for solutions in our practice areas of tax, legal and advisory services. We achieve this through a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration which ensures that skills are deployed to match the unique requirements of each client.

Insights

Legal Alert on Filing Annual Returns

Filing annual returns for a company with the company registrar is mandatory as encapsulated in Section 132 of the Companies Act 2012. It provides that every company which has a share capital must file annual returns with the registrar.
Annual returns show the changes that have occurred within the company during the year such as change of shareholding, directorship and the registered office of the company.

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Filing the FIA Annual Compliance Report

Every accountable person is required by Regulation 45(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2015 to submit to the Financial Intelligence Authority(FIA) a compliance report setting out the level of compliance with the Act and Regulations and the Internal Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing Policy of the accountable person at the end of each calendar year. The FIA developed a compliance report template to streamline and standardise the reports submitted by Accountable persons.

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TASLAF NGO Legal & Administrative Compliance Audit Program

The recent 2016 NGO Act provides a new legal and regulatory framework that introduces dynamic changes in the registration, licensing, regulation and governance of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Uganda. The new law creates a mandatory requirement on all NGOs to comply with these rules and regulations governing their operations within the country.

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