INTERGRITY RELATIONSHIP EXCELLENCE

Senior Associates

Martin Kakuru

Practicing in: Dispute Resolution


Tel: +256-414-255801
Mob: +256-776-744321
Email:martin@ligomarc.com


Martin is a Senior Associate at Ligomarc Advocates in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of the firm. His expertise is in Commercial litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has represented the firm’s clients in all Courts across the hierarchy and regions within the country; mainly in areas of Banking and Debt Financing, Finance Leasing, Employment and Industrial Relations, Constitutional Petitions, Medical Law and Drug / Pharmaceutical and Judicial Review.

Martin has 6 years’ experience in Litigation and Dispute Resolution as an advocate of the High Court. He is highly skilled in Commercial Litigation and Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has perfected his trial advocacy skills through undertaking specialized training in trial advocacy from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), the world’s leading continuing legal training provider on trial advocacy skills. Martin also supervises and mentors the Associates to the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team; he guides and coordinates the activities of the Associates in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department to be able to meet the firm’s clients’ needs.

Before joining the firm, Martin practiced as an Advocate with Barya, Byamugisha & Co advocates, a Kampala based firm which mainly specializes in Labour and Industrial Relations. Martin is also a Professional Advisor/Lecturer at the Law Development Centre Kampala where he guides Post-graduate Bar Course Students in core modules of Commercial& Corporate Transactions as well as Civil Litigation.

Martin is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda, a member of the Uganda Law Society and East Africa Law Society. He holds Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Kampala.

Senior Associates

Rita Birungi Baguma

Practicing in: Insolvency & Debt Workouts


Tel: +256-414-255801
Mob: +256-772-744316
Email:rita@ligomarc.com


Rita is the Senior Associate with Ligomarc Advocates in the Insolvency and Restructures Department. She leads a team that advises on the full spectrum of insolvency, receivership, and administrative matters including complex contentious matters and related restructuring transactions. Under this mandate Rita is also accountable for the developing and implementing the departmental strategic plan which includes supervising a team of 10; client relationship management; and directly handling matters involving receiverships, liquidation and debt management.

Rita also works with the Departmental Partner to handle consultancies relating to Insolvency. The most recent consultancy is on the Implementation of the Insolvency Act 2012. Rita also develops and conducts customized trainings for the Firm and its clients on Debt Management, Laws on Mortgage Act 2009 and Insolvency Act and Regulations

Rita is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda, a Member of the Uganda Law Society and the East African Law Society. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre. Rita has acquired several training.

Rita joined Ligomarc Advocates as an Associate in November, 2010. Before then she worked with Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Limited and as a Research Assistant at the faculty of Law, Makerere University. 

Senior Associates

Racheal Arinaitwe

Practicing in: Banking & Finance | Infrastructure & Projects | Corporate Governance


Tel: +256-414-255801
Mob: +256-776-744320
Email:rarinaitwe@ligomarc.com


Racheal is the Senior Associate in the Finance and Banking Advisory department. Her area of expertise is Corporate Law and Banking. She is also accountable for Client Relations, Personal Development of her team members, Strategic and Commercial awareness, Leadership and Management and to a good extent Marketing and Business Development.

Racheal serves as a Company Secretary for two companies and routinely engages with different corporate and financial institutions whom she advises on the structuring of different transactions. She has been engaged in:

(a)     The demerger of one of the leading insurance Companies in compliance with the Insurance Amendment Act

(b)   The review of the credit documentation of the one of the leading Financial Institutions in Uganda;

(c)    Conducting due diligence for the majority of the leading financial institutions in the country as well as financiers (local and foreign) and advised on the credibility of the prospective borrowers;

(d)      Preparation and registration of security documentation for various financiers and corporate entities.

Racheal also conducts trainings for the Firm’s clients on legal and regulatory risks as well as emerging trends in the Banking sector. 

Racheal is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda, a Member of the Uganda Law Society and the East African Law Society. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre. She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Mechanics of Loan Documentation from Middlesex University.

Racheal joined Ligomarc Advocates as an Associate in July, 2012. Before then she worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Commercial Court and as a Legal Officer in ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter