The discovery of commercially viable oil and gas deposits in Uganda has glaringly revealed the inadequacy of the current legislative framework to deal with this new resource. The Government of Uganda, on the back of the Oil and Gas Policy, has tabled new legislation to address this.
The legal market in Uganda is relatively stable. A number of the
firms have associations with international law firms including SNR
Denton, DLA Piper, Norton Rose, Bowman Gilfillan and Werksmans (through
the Lex Africa network)....
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"I went there myself to go down to the wells and they have sink pipes and drills and are putting up rigs in places, the whole thing is real," says a lawyer. The looming oil industry continues to drive much activity and fill firms' deal pipelines with potential deals, at least....