NATURE OF THE WORK WE DO
Fides Legal Advocates, offers its clients responsive and results oriented representation. The firm prides itself on personalized, quality service, providing for our clients prompt and practical advice and service on a cost-effective basis.
We, at Fides Legal Advocates seek to facilitate our clients’ business interests and to resolve problems at an early stage. Our firm is a middle sized highly focused law firm which represents a broad range of individual, private and publicly-held business clients. Our experienced attorneys devote personal attention to each of our clients' legal needs and matters, and handle the same with consistency, high quality and integrity.
Although we strive to prevent the costs, delay and aggravation associated with litigation, if necessary to protect our clients' interests, we vigorously litigate lawsuits in Courts of Law and other duly constituted Tribunals. And below is a list of some of our land mark cases;
- Finishing Touches Limited Vs. The Attorney General of Uganda
- National Housing & Construction Limited Vs Uganda Land Commission
- Saudi Embassy Vs. Manzur Alam
- Dr. Ret. Col. Kiiza Besigye Vs H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
- Sulaiman Lwanga Vs SDV Transami (U) Limited
We also engage in a wide range of legal practice, such as what we have described below;
Organizing and Counseling of Start-Up Companies
We have extensive experience in all aspects of assisting entrepreneurs in the planning, organizing and formation of new business entities. We prepare a wide variety of agreements and we assist to establish companies’ capital structure, to locate and secure their funding and to successfully grow.
We have broad experience in forming corporations and limited liability companies, advising new businesses, and providing corporate maintenance.
We represent partnerships, limited partnerships, and individuals doing business in the non-corporate form.
We regularly attend meetings of our clients' Shareholders and Board of Directors in order to offer legal counsel.
We are general corporate counsel to numerous clients ranging in size from small start-up companies to large mature companies, including publicly traded companies.
We advise our clients on diverse legal issues including corporate financing and secured lending, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, executive compensation, employment law, buy-sell agreements, implementation of employee stock option programs, commercial contracts, real property and equipment leases, business development and the fiduciary obligations of the Board of Directors and corporate officers.
Venture Capital and Financing
We represent both companies and investors in all types of equity financing, and we regularly negotiate, structure, and document venture capital financing transactions.
We are active in venture capital transactions involving companies at all stages of business development.
We are involved in the review of security documentation, securitization, debt recovery both with and without litigation, receivership and advisory services.
Mergers and Acquisitions
We represent both buyers and sellers in negotiating and structuring the acquisition or disposition of business assets, including real and personal property.
We frequently handle transactions dealing with significant intellectual property rights and effectuate the transfer of patents and copyrights.
We counsel clients in the development of proprietary information protection systems, protection of trade secrets, and the use and enforcement of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. We assist clients with applications for copyrights and trademark protection at both national and regional level. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark and other intellectual rights litigation.
We draft and prepare employee contracts, employee manuals and we regularly advise and counsel business clients on the prevention of workplace disputes, the implementation of the Employment Act, and termination of employees’ contract.
Real Estate Practice
We advise clients on their real estate transactions including financing, purchase, sale and lease agreements, and general counsel as well as preparing all required securities law and state corporate filings. We advise and consult with clients on matters of real estate finance, development, construction, exchanges, partnerships and joint ventures. This practice area also overlaps with our bankruptcy, litigation and general corporate practices.