Benjamen Ayongyera

Benjamen Ayongyera

Legal Associate

Practice Areas

  • Compliance and Litigation


  • Makerere University- Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Law Development center- Post graduate Diploma in Legal practice.


  • Uganda Law Society

Benjamen Ayongyera is a Legal Associate at Taslaf Advocates. His practice focuses on Commercial and civil litigation with particular expertise in Land transactions, Arbitration, Employment Law, Succession and Family disputes. He also advises local and international entities on compliance obligations with different government regulatory bodies. Benjamen has overtime a massed vast knowledge and experience in practical skills in business formation, due diligence. He has reviewed and drafted Human resources manuals for various companies, Local and international NGOs. He has advised various Companies and NGOs on a wide range of company related issues spanning across formation, Corporate Governance, Trademarks, Taxation, Labor Laws and Insolvency.

Transactional work experience

  •  Corporate Advisory and Compliance

    • Advised leading NGOs such as Agripreneurship Alliance, Human Trafficking Institute, Church World Service, American Bar Association, Jhpiego, Johanniter Unfall Hilfe among others in Uganda on the regulatory and compliance aspects under the Non-Governmental Organizations regime in Uganda including but not limited to registration with the NGO Bureau, renewal of NGO permits, NGO Validation, filing of annual returns and procuring recommendation letters on behalf of NGOs for their Expatriates.
    • Acted for a US based money lender to set up a digitalized money lending platform in Uganda.
    • Advised and assisted many Companies and organizations in the incorporation drafting, filing work, and engagement with URSB. (2019-2021).
    • Rendering corporate governance and company secretarial support to several clients such as Medical Teams International, Forgotten Children Worldwide, and others (2019-to date)

    • Preparation, review, and filing of corporate documentation including resolutions, memorandums, and articles of association, annual returns, shareholder’s agreements in both NGO and private sectors such as HEKS-EPER, Medical Teams International, Resource Rights Africa among others. (2019-2021)

    • Acted for several local and international clients on trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights and registrations in Uganda.
    • Acted for various expatriate clients with regards to obtaining different types of work permits. 
    • Advised leading NGOs in Uganda such as Mercy Corps, and HEKS-EPER on the regulatory and compliance aspects under the Non-Governmental Organization regime in Uganda. (2020-2021)
    • Compiling minutes for Board meetings, Extra Ordinary General Meetings, and Annual General Meetings for various clients such as Acord and Forgotten Children worldwide. (2022)
    • Preparation and review of documentation including resolutions, annual returns, statutory forms, minutes, and correspondence with shareholders for clients such as Great Lakes Coffee, Mara Agribusiness, and the American Bar Association among others. (2020-date)

    • Advised and registering leading Companies and NGO’s such as HEKS/EPER among others with the Personal Data Protection Office.

    • Assisted   KIVA Capital Management LLC as lender in respect of the UGX 3,590,805,000 loan facility (approx. US$ 1,000,000) made available to UGAFODE Microfinance as borrower (December 2021)
    • Advising and training over 31 Small and Medium Enterprises Women supported by Challenges Group on their legal and tax compliance requirements. (pending)
    • Assisted Special counsel on advising  Spouts of Water in connection with its proposed group restructuring, equity fundraising and other corporate advisory matters (confidential, pending).

    Fund set-up, structuring, and market entry

    • Advised several multinational venture firms on setting up in Uganda and the applicable registration and licencing requirements for their operations. 
    • Advised corporate entities on their business formation, incorporation status and registration with the necessary legal authorities.
    • Advised expatriate workers on the types of work permits that they should acquire and obtained the necessary permits for them.
    • Advised Karamoja Regional Development Initiative (KRDI) on the formulation of governance documents for the Karamoja Regional Development Forum.
    • Assisted in acting for HEKS/EPER as lender in respect of a US$ 400,000 loan facility made

    Available to ApTech Africa Limited (April 2023).

    •  Assisted in advising Small Foundation on the set up of an early venture debt facility to tech-enabled intermediaries in Uganda.
    • Assisted in advising SIDI, a French social enterprise, on the set up and commencement of

    Financing activities in Uganda.

       Commercial Advisory & Dispute Resolution.

    • Acted for an indigenous community land association in enforcement of surface rights over 72 square kilometers against a major mining magnate.
    • Successfully defended Great Lakes Coffee, a Ugandan coffee exporter in an employment class action by former employees in a dispute for over UGX 100,000,000 for unlawful termination in the industrial court. (2021-2022)
    • Assisted on advising a Ugandan coffee exporter in an employment class action by former employees in a dispute for over UGX 100,000,000. 
    • Assisted Agripreneurship Company in a USD 900,000 banking and finance suit against a local bank.
    • Advised and represented former employees of a leading marketing company and the regulator of companies in employment disputes arising from unlawful and unfair termination by the Employer. 
    • Assisted in the successful recovery of over UGX 20 Billion million from government on behalf of a client.
    • Assisted  in representing a government Agency in respect of a land dispute involving 144,000 acres of land.[Uganda Land Commission v Sango Bay]
    • Advised and represented several clients in employment disputes at all litigation levels.
    • Advised and represented former employees of a leading marketing company, Retail Koncepts in employment disputes arising from unlawful and unfair termination by the Employer. (2022)
    • Represented a government Agency, Uganda Land Commission in respect of a land dispute involving 144,000 acres of land. (2021-2023)
    • Represented a major production house, Media Focus Africa in landmark film rights and intellectual property dispute. (2020-ongoing)
    • Represented a security purchasing client in a financial dispute involving the mortgagor and mortgagee for over UGX 800 million. (2021)

    Social Enterprise.

    • Assisted a team that engaged in a partnership with the Innovation Village a major Ugandan incubator to provide legal advisory and support to Ugandan start-ups across Uganda. (2022-2023)
    • Advised and trained over 100 Women-led social enterprises supported by Capital Solutions on their legal compliance requirements (2022)
    • Trained over 50 Small and Medium Enterprises in partnership with GIZ Creating Perspectives Business for Development (East Africa) focused on addressing standard internal and external legal and tax challenges for Ugandan SMEs in the manufacturing sector.
    • Provided pro bono support in the sectors of employment, Intellectual Property, for various SMEs under the 2021 Sinapis Fast Track Accelerator. (2021)
    • Provided employment advisory support to various SME’s under the Trust LawProbono Connection. (2022)

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