Deepa Verma

Managing Partner

Ms. Verma enrolled and Advocate with a Bachelors of Laws Degree (LLB) and a Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip LP) and a Masters of Laws in Oil and Gas. She has over 22 years’ experience in active legal practice claiming several wins in the litigation world and currently represents the lawyers in the Bar-Bench committee, (a conduct between the Advocates and the Judges of the commercial court). and practices in litigation and non-litigious fields of corporate and Commercial, Investment , Property, Banking and finance, labour law, Intellectual property, International Business transactions, Securities law, Immigration, Tax and Revenue.

She has vast experience in providing Legal advice to local and international investors, notable amongst which is; investors coming into the country under the UK Funded Export Finance (UKEF), Joint venture development of Kabaale International Airport in Hoima as SBC (Uganda) Ltd,also provides legal advice to Multinational and National corporations, including but not limited to Import distribution, Tourism, Construction, petroleum, Pharmaceuticals, Hospitals, Telecommunication, Tea estates and companies, Financial Services, Insurance companies, clearing and Forwarding and Manufacturing companies. She also advises several Non-Governmental Organisations, Churches and Schools. She has served on several Boards, prominent being as a company secretary to Orient Bank Limited and Executive Director of Quantum foods Uganda limited (Holding company of Quantum Foods South Africa).

Advises and has served several clients on tax disputes including World Wide Movers Ltd, The Uganda Safaris Ltd, Fine Spinners Uganda Ltd, SBI international Holdings AG (Uganda), Reynolds Construction Company (N) Ltd among others.

 Major Disputes Resolved:

 She successfully represented Uganda Safari Company Limited in an arbitration matter against the Lake Victoria Sailing Company Limited in a dispute over a concession to run and manage a 500-acre resort island in Uganda wherein her client was awarded approximately US $ 2,500,000.

 She successfully represented Ketan Patel and 3 other shareholders in an arbitration matter against Comesa Commercial Company Limited and Tuffoam Uganda Ltd in a dispute over a the sale of company shares wherein her client was awarded approximately US $ 2,200,000.

 She successfully represented SBI Int’l Holdings AG (U) in an Adjudication against the Uganda National Roads Authority for the Civil works for Upgrading the Mukono-Kyetume-Katosi Kisoga-Nyenga Road Project wherein the Contractor was awarded the sum of approximately US $ 1,500,000.

 She successfully represented SBI Int’l Holdings AG (U) in an Adjudication against the Uganda National Roads Authority for Design and Build Contract for Strengthening/Rehabilitation of Malaba/Busia-Bugiri Road Project wherein the Contractor was awarded the sum of approximately US $ 400,000.

 

 

Languages Spoken: English, Luganda, Runyankore, Punjabi, Hindi and Swahili

Additional Info

  • Position: Founding and Managing Partner
  • Years of practice: 24
  • Registered Status:
    Enrolled Advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda
    Commissioner For Oaths
    Notary Public
  • Membership in professional societies:
    Member of the International Bar Association
    Member of the East African Law Society
    Member of the Uganda Law Society
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