Brigitte Kusiima specialises in commercial and corporate law. Her expertise includes advising both local and international clients across financial institutions, telecommunications, and aviation. She has worked on wide range of banking and finance related matters. She has also advised on immigration and non-governmental organization matters.
Her expertise in these areas have earned her a nod from IFLR1000, which has since tagged her as a Rising Star in financial services, technology and communications, as well as aviation matters in Uganda.
Brigitte joined the firm in 2009 and was appointed as a senior associate in the corporate and commercial department in 2012. Brigitte graduated from the Law Development Centre winning the Uganda Law Society Accolade as third top graduate of the class 2008/2009. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University and is licenced to practice in the courts of Uganda. She is currently in charge of financial security registration.
In 2011, she was appointed as a secondee Associate to the East African Development Bank in Kampala where her core tasks included updating its electronic loans and leases securities register, the preparation of legal opinions, drafting loans and similar documentation.
Brigitte has co-authored various articles on a number of topics published with IFLR1000. Some of these include “A general overview of the Anti Money Laundering bill, 2009”, “New Petroleum Taxation Regime -2010”, “A few aspects of the Petroleum (Exploration Development and Production ) Bill 2011” and more recently “An overview of the changes in the Uganda Companies Act 2012”.
She is a member of the East Africa Law Society and the Uganda Law Society.
- Advised foreign and local companies on incorporation requirements, licences and laws for new companies in Uganda.
- Preparation of legal due diligence reports on local laws, policies and regulations in various transactions including but not limited to banking and financing laws, land transactions, labour and immigration, tax and intellectual property.
- Advising on securities including instances where security will be shared by different banks, syndicated loan facilities, drafting of the necessary security documents and registration.
- Acting for a number of banks as desk officer in the registration of securities including conducting transfers, registering mortgages, creating leases, registration of caveats and follow up of criminal matters.
Various commercial litigation matters as well as representing clients before the specialised courts in mediations, and arbitrations before the courts and appointed arbitrators.
Advising corporate clients on labour, employment and pension benefits, drafting and reviewing of employment contracts and negotiation of settlements.
Advising corporate and other clients on immigration issues including acquiring work permits, dependent passes, special passes and such other similar passes as issued by the Immigration Authority.