Prof. Fredrick E. Ssempebwa (SC)

Founding and Senior Partner of KATS

Prof. Fredrick E. Ssempebwa (SC)

Founding and Senior Partner of KATS

Biography

Professor Ssempebwa, the other Founding and Senior Partner of KATS, is the Supervising Partner of all legal work undertaken by the Firm.

Seldom does one person combine success both in the academic and practice arenas, but Professor Ssempebwa has achieved just that. He has not only participated in groundbreaking litigation (he appeared in the first case brought before the newly instituted East African Court of Justice), but has been instrumental in the formulation of numerous laws in Uganda. As a celebrated Professor of Law at Makerere University in Uganda as well as the Universities of Dar-es-Salaam and Zambia, he has reached the pinnacle in the academic field.

Professor Ssempebwa has practiced law both within and outside the courtrooms with distinction for nearly fifty (50) years and he is a leading consultant in several areas of practice in Uganda.

He has meritoriously earned the title of “Senior Counsel” in the Ugandan Courts of Judicature and his outstanding scholarly record has made him a leading authority in Uganda on matters relating to Revenue Law and Taxation, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Conveyance and General Litigation. He is one of the most respected and most widely consulted lawyers in Uganda.

Professor Ssempebwa was a member of the 1995 Constitutional Commission which helped draft the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and was the Chairperson of the Uganda Constitutional Review Commission which was charged with reviewing the same Constitution six (6) years later. He was a member of the Committee of Experts charged with advising on the amendment of the Constitution of the Republic of Kenya, was enlisted to advise on the Constitution drafting exercise for the Republic of South Sudan.  He sits on the Judicial Service Commission of Uganda that makes recommendations for the appointment of Judges in Uganda.