By our reporter

William Byaruhanga is an accomplished Advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda who has had a successful practice career since 1988.

Byaruhanga hails from Fort Portal and he graduated from Makerere University, with a Bachelor of Laws. He then attended the Law Development Centre, graduating with a Diploma in Legal Practice. He was admitted to the Uganda Bar in 1988.

Initially he worked with a Law Firm Hunter & Greg (later to be named Katera, Kasibayo, Kagumire & Co Advocates) and later joined Binaisa & Co. Advocates.

He later partnered up with a colleague Mr. Andrew Kasirye to form their own chambers, Kasirye, Byaruhanga & Company Advocates in November 1991.  He is the Principal Partner of the Law firm.

Under Mr. Byaruhanga’s stewardship, the Law Firm has specialized and excelled in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, privatization and divestiture.

The firm has provided legal advisory services for the Government of Uganda and prospective investors in the privatization of Uganda Telecommunications Limited; the privatization of National Insurance Corporation; divesture of Kinyara Sugar Works and the unbundling of Uganda Airlines Corporation.

The Law Firm has also provided (and continues to provide) legal services to financial institutions such as the Barclays Bank of Uganda Ltd and Stanbic Bank Ltd.

The Law firm has also provided legal services to Centum Investments Ltd, Nairobi Kenya, the largest private equity investment Company in East Africa.

In June 2016, Mr. Byaruhanga was appointed as the Attorney General of Uganda.

The Attorney General has a unique role to play as a Minister.  One part of the Attorney General’s role is that of a Cabinet Minister.

In this capacity the Minister is responsible for representing the interests and perspectives of the Ministry at Cabinet, while simultaneously representing the interests and perspectives of Cabinet and consequently the Government to the Ministry and the Ministry’s communities of interest.