Martin Rugambya Asingwire

Martin Rugambya Asingwire

Martin brings a unique approach to the general practice and litigation department at the firm.

Having started his career at one of the profound litigation firms in the country, Martin has had an opportunity to learn from some of the most brilliant litigation minds and take part in some precedent setting judicial battles. He brings this unique and valuable experience to the firm with the singular purpose to get the most optimum results for the firm’s clients in any litigation matters.

A founding Partner of Bytelex, Martin also takes a keen interest in Intellectual property and has advised companies in formalising their Intellectual Property profiles and setting up the most suited IP protections for the firm’s clients.

Publications 

  • Image Rights and the Commercial Appropriation of Personality in Uganda; A Critical Appraisal Advocating for the Recognition of an Exclusive Right to Personality.

Work Highlights 

  • Currently representing major real estate company in respect of a Civil Suit regarding the recovery of land assets valued at 1,500,000,000/=
  • Currently representing Anik Industries (U) Limited in a labour dispute involving a claim brought by former employees of the Company whose value is approximately USD 50,000
  • Currently representing mid-sized real estate company in the defence of suit regarding land assets valued at USD 80,000
  • Acted as co-counsel in Civil Suit involving shareholder dispute of two high net-worth individuals in multi-billion local company.
  • Acted as junior counsel in the defence of a well-renown human rights activist against Constitutional violations against her by officials of the Government of Uganda.
  • Successfully represented local contracting company in arbitration proceedings against Civil Aviation Authority for the recovery of UGX 147,000,000
  • Representing Absolute Energy (Rwanda) at the Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) in contractual dispute worth USD 180,000
  • Richard Musinguzi Studio Limited, on the Intellectual Property profile including the registration of the “katoto” copyright for media works created by the company
  • Shockdrift Technologies Limited, on the protection of the Intellectual Property Rights of the company and effecting the copyright registration the company’s digital health platform; “Emusaawo”
  • Currently representing major real estate company in respect of a Civil Suit regarding the recovery of land assets valued at 1,500,000,000/=
  • Co-Counsel in respect of Absolute Energy v Thunderbolt an EPC/turnkey construction dispute of $260,000
  • Acted as co-counsel in Civil Suit involving shareholder dispute of two high net-worth individuals in multi-billion local company.
  • Acted as junior counsel in the defence of a well-renown human rights activist against Constitutional violations against her by officials of the Government of Uganda.
  • Currently representing Anik Industries (U) Limited in a labour dispute involving a claim brought by former employees of the Company whose value is approximately USD 50,000
  • Currently representing mid-sized real estate company in the defence of suit regarding land assets valued at USD 80,000.
  • Advised and participated in preparing compliance and regulatory report for Bujagali Energy Limited, major electric generating company in Uganda.
  • Company Secretary to Kyewalyanga Properties Limited, a major local real estate company.
  • Local Counsel Manipal Press Limited, major multi-national printing and publishing company.
  • Local Counsel, Anik (U) Limited, a leading manufacturer of cotton/tissue based products in Uganda
Bytelex Advocates Partner - Martin Rugambya Asingwire

Education

  • 2014-2015: Law Development Centre Post Graduate Diploma In Legal Practice
  • 2010-2014: Makerere University, Kampala Bachelor Of Laws (Second Class Upper)

T: +256 783 201 779
E: mato@bytelexhq.com

Languages

English

Specialism

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Startups and Emerging Companies

Memberships

  • Uganda Law Society
  • East African Law Society