Who We Are

At a time of tremendous growth, prosperity and expansion within Uganda and the African continent, Ortus Advocates positions itself as the largest independent full services law firm in Uganda, comprising of Law, Business Advisory Services and Tax.

The firm was established in 2019 by the coming together of like-minded, passionate, dynamic and globally astute lawyers, all experts in our chosen field of specialisation. Our combined passion for legal services and delivering inspired business solutions to our clients makes Ortus Advocates the logical choice for legal services in the East African region.

Ortus Advocates is poised to become a powerhouse within the African legal landscape, with an in-depth understanding of the socio-political climate specific to the region, the firm is able to confidently advise clients on a wide range of legal matters.

Building a strong, robust reputation of being able to provide solid legal solutions to the most complex of problems.

In a region that holds great potential, Ortus Advocates is playing an active role in engaging with governmental parties to contribute and influence legislation. They are at the forefront of legislation in Uganda and our in-depth knowledge of the region is invaluable in getting the deal done.

Our vision is to partner with our clients, developing long standing professional relationships and advising them with integrity and exceeding excellence.

The legal landscape can often be a complex and intimidating environment, Ortus Advocates commits to tirelessly seeking to deliver professional legal services at the highest levels of excellence without compromising integrity.

With our specialist legal knowledge in Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Debt Recovery, Project Finance, Procurement & Disposal, Technology Media & Telecommunications, Employment & Labour Ortus Advocates is able to advise our clients from all sectors and industries with confidence.

Our Expertise


Corporate Finance Services

Transaction Advisory, Investment Advisory, Acquisition & disposal advisory, Debt advisory & capital raising, Information memoranda

M&A Transaction Services

Due Diligence, Pre lending services, Vendor assistance, Independent business services, Working capital reporting

Valuation Services

Transaction & investment analysis, Financial & regulatory reporting, Dispute resolution, Fairness opinion, Business modeling.

Infrastructure and Capital Projects Advisory

Strategy & Planning, Financing & procurement, Project execution & construction, Operations & maintenance, Disposal, decommissioning