Peters K. Musoke is the second founding Partner of the firm, and oversees its litigation department. He specializes in corporate and commercial litigation and provides legal advisory services for local and international clients in the areas of property law, internet and e-commerce law, investment law and international trade and business. He runs an active litigation portfolio, with a number of cases that he has handled becoming precedent setting authorities in insurance law and carriage of goods.
He is an expert on the Warsaw Convention and has successfully represented airlines in courts of law. He also has strong experience in the law of trademarks and insurance where he has successfully represented clients in courts of law. He has great passion for litigation as a practice area of law and is a leading proponent of mediation as a quick and cheaper means of settling legal disputes.
Prior to joining the firm full time, Peters was the company secretary for the National Housing and Construction Corporation for over 10 years where he garnered a lot of experience and invaluable exposure to government agencies and bodies and how they operate. He was also instrumental in advising government on the drafting of the Condominium Property Act 2001 and regulations that changed the landscape of private real estate and property transactions.
Peters serves on the board of the Uganda Law Council, a statutory body tasked with regulating the educational and professional standards and conduct of the legal profession in Uganda; and is also a member of the Management Committee of the Law Development Centre, which is the sole Post Graduate vocational legal training institute in Uganda.
He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Kulika Uganda, one of the largest private institutions providing scholarships to Ugandans as well as teaching farmers sustainable organic agriculture to improve livelihoods; and a board member of an NGO called Lunch for Learning based in Jinja which offers free lunch to pupils in over 55 primary schools. He is also a board member of the Uganda Heart Institute.
Peters obtained his LLB degree from Makerere University and a Masters Degree in Law (International Business Law) from Manchester University. He is licensed to practice law in Uganda; and is a member of the International Bar Association, the East Africa Law Society and the Uganda Law Society.
He is an active community member and is a member of the Rotary Club of Mengo of which he is past president and holder of multiple Paul Harris Fellowships. He is a past Assistant District Governor for District 9200. He was the Chair of the Rotary District Conference and Assembly 2014 which took place in Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort and attracted about 1400 participants from East Africa.
- Advised the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Government of Uganda on a PPP for the procurement of services for development, provision, and maintenance of serviced accommodation and development of institutional infrastructure for the Uganda Police Force. Several multinational and local corporations seeking advice on procurement have been referred to the firm based on the demonstrated experience that the firm boasts of in this area.
- Advised a number of clients on matters relating to e-commerce, internet, free trade zones, investment law, property law and other contentious and non-contentious matters.
- Advised clients on various aspects of labour law including advising on employment contracts, employer-employee disputes, industrial disputes, pension funds, redundancies and restructuring, trade unions, workmen’s compensation and in labour related litigation.
- Acted for clients in general civil, corporate and commercial litigation including specialized litigation such as electricity disputes litigation, construction litigation, environmental litigation, premises liability and tax litigation.
- Acted for clients in alternative dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation and negotiations. Also represented both international and local corporate and individual clients in high value debt collection exercises.
- Acted for one of the leading banks, one of the leading telecom companies in Uganda a leading publications company in Uganda, in various non-contentious matters.