OUR PRACTICE AREAS
Tax, Commercial & Corporate Law
Virtually everything you do has tax and legal consequences. Every monetary transaction you complete (domestic or international, business or personal), has direct or indirect tax consequences. Indeed, all businesses have to deal with various legal questions or face situations which require expert advice. We provide tax compliance and tax planning services to individuals and businesses requiring personal, corporate or international solutions by helping to reduce tax burdens. Our corporate-commercial lawyers provide focused legal advice and pride themselves in providing services that align with our firm’s founding principles of honesty, integrity, reliability, and value. We help you Get it Right the First Time.Read More
Not For Profit Practice (NGO Advisory)
The legal framework in Uganda permits the establishment of a variety of national and international not-for-profit organisations (NPOs). Providing services for registration, governance, taxation and employment is one of our law firm’s major specialisations. We advise and assist entities that wish to register either as branches of foreign entities or as incorporated organisations in Uganda. Besides the registration, there are other procedures that need to be completed in order for an NGO to become fully operational. Our team is equipped with the experience and institutional knowledge necessary to act as legal advisors for NPOs of all kinds, providing practical solutions to the most complex challenges they may encounter in their day-to-day activities.Read More
Global Mobility & Expatriate Services
When an employee is asked to move abroad as part of their job, this is called an International Assignment. International assignments are part of a process to develop a global presence that is needed in the present competitive business climate. How an assignment is managed will have both short-term and long-term impacts on your organisation, so its vital to Get it Right the First Time. We assist with managing processes such as navigating unfamiliar tax, payroll and compliance obligations, immigration, social security and other legal issues. We do this through employee tax briefings, tax and social security applications, applications to the tax authorities, and assignment and equity remuneration advice.Read More
Immigration & Work Permit Services
The immigration process can be daunting for individuals, organisations and businesses. Our expert lawyers assist clients to navigate the constantly evolving area of immigration law by offering immigration legal support and handling all aspects of immigration work from initial applications through to appeals. We endeavour to understand our clients’ perspective and work in partnership with them to minimise any stress or difficulties that may occur when moving staff and families across the world. In order to achieve this, we have built excellent rapport with the immigration agencies in Uganda.Read More
Mergers, Acquisitions & Dissolutions
The business world is complex and ever-changing, with global trends pointing towards the need for consolidation of entities for better results. With the world operating as a global village, mergers and acquisitions are an effective strategy for companies to increase their business operations beyond national borders. However, the processes involved, from analysing the scope, structure and value of the deal, through to the negotiation, drafting and execution of the agreement, are complex. We have experts to guide you through the process of Getting it Right the First Time.Read More
Employment & Labour Law
Managing employment relations by keeping pace with frequent changes to the law and policy can make effective workforce management a challenge. We are experienced in considering employment law issues from both the employers and employees point of view; and deliver practical assessments and advice to help companies manage labour law risks in their day-to-day operations. We deal with employer/employee relations, advise on and prepare employment contracts, and all other types of labour-related contracts. In addition, we handle disputes that may arise from employer/employee relations.Read More
OUR VALUE PROPOSITION
We approach client relationships with a ‘one team’ mentality, and offer a range of professional tax and legal services to meet all your statutory and regulatory requirements. In order to achieve this, we operate seamlessly as a team and do not compete internally for work! Associates do not have billable targets, hence they are not under pressure to “bill the client” in order to keep their positions. We work on a result-orientated approach designed to foster mutual respect. Integrity is a valued characteristic that defines our practice.
We love to develop personal relationships with each of our clients so as to get a complete and broad understanding of each client’s individual circumstances and how we can help them meet each of their challenges, needs and goals. Our purpose is to serve our clients with practical advice based on a sound understanding of the legal and business environment. We provide clients with an interdisciplinary, market tailored and cost effective consultancy that distinguishes us from the competition.
At Libra, you do not initially meet with a partner and then have your client file handled by someone else. Our Principals are involved in all aspects of an engagement. We care about achieving results and successful outcomes. Our client-orientated approach is underscored by our immediate availability, as required. We build long term relationships and deliver top end service across every area of the law.
Our team is committed to creating tailored solutions that bring cross-disciplinary capabilities to clients in order to meet emerging needs. We aim to be the benchmark for quality and the standard by which other firms are measured. Rather than having to engage in what might be a costly legal dispute, weigh your options and….
“Get it Right the First Time”
We are committed to understanding our client’s needs and objectives, and working with them to achieve effective and creative solutions that advance their priorities and provide good value for money. We value personal relationships, collaboration, knowledge, integrity, trust and loyalty. We work as a team and strive to build lasting relationships!
We aim to help our clients “Get it Right the First Time” by providing Personal Services for Professional Results. We personalise all our services to suit individual needs.
We are your partner for all Tax and Legal matters, whether on a stand-alone basis or as an integral part of our full range of legal services.
Today, the interaction between tax and areas of law is better recognised. Law firms advise not just on law but also on financial and economic aspects of tax compliance and planning in an increasingly complex and border-less world. With an array of tax and legal services designed to ensure you Get it Right the First Time, our service offerings are competitive and our loyal client base appreciate the services we give them.
Whether you are in the public, private or not-for-profit sector, you want your organisation to achieve maximum success. We make it our business to fully understand you and your business and then use the law to help you find your way through a wide range of issues where sound advice may be required, no matter how complex the situation may be.
Our team focuses on providing quality legal service and we are well-placed to offer a second opinion to individuals and companies on complex tax matters regardless of whether a person is our client or simply wants a second opinion on the legal advice they have received.