Brian Kalule

Brian Kalule

Partner
Kampala, Uganda
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Publications & Insights

Overview

Brian Kalule is a leading lawyer in Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) law in Uganda. He is a partner in our Kampala office and sector Partner for the TMT team. He advises some of the world’s leading technology companies on legal and regulatory aspects. He is also a member of the Dispute Resolution department where he handles General Commercial Litigation that includes Banking, Insurance, Competition Law and Arbitration.

Brian is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda. He is a member of the International Bar Association, a member of the East Africa Law Society and the Uganda Law Society. He has also acted as Deputy Judge at the Commercial Court of Uganda and also sits on the legal committee of the Uganda Bankers Association. He is also company secretary to the Fintech Services Providers Association of Uganda.

Brian holds an LLB degree from Makerere University Kampala and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center.

Specialist Services

Relevant Experience

  • Legal adviser to leading international technology companies.
  • Advises a number of payments companies on the acquisition of licenses under the National Payments Systems Act.
  • Represented the Uganda Bankers Association in the drafting of the National Payments Systems Act.
  • Represented the Fintech Services Providers Association in Parliament for the discussion and drafting of the National Payments Systems Act.
  • Legal counsel to Citibank Uganda Limited on regulatory, banking and finance matters and litigation.
  • Co- Counsel first anti-competition law case in Uganda that was handled successfully on behalf of Ezeemoney against MTN (U) Ltd;
  • Lead Counsel for all licensed financial institutions in litigation challenging the levying of trading licenses on financial institutions.
  • Lead Counsel for Tropical Bank in a suit against it by 50,000 Plaintiffs challenging the levying of bank charges.
  • Part of a team that advised Bharti Airtel in the acquisition of Warid Telecom in Uganda.
  • Advised a multinational telecom company on its PSP License in Uganda.
  • Advised Eaton Towers Uganda on the acquisition of its business by American Tower Company.

Awards

  • Recognized as an “up and comer” in 2013 by the IFLR 1000.

Publications & Insights