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ABMAK is the legal counsel to the private sector developer of the US$ 620 million phosphate and iron ore project in Sukulu, Eastern Uganda. The ABMAK team drafted and negotiated the Mineral Development Agreement between the developer and the Government of Uganda, compensation and resettlement of project affected persons, project structuring and provide day to day legal advisory services to the developer.
ABMAK is a legal advisor to some of the major oil and gas operators currently licensed to conduct oil and gas operations in Uganda, and major multi national service providers. The services provided include regulatory compliance and routine legal advisory services to support client operations.
Denis is the Managing Partner of ABMAK Associates.
He holds a Master of Laws (with distinction) in Mineral Law & Policy from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee (Scotland-UK), and has undertaken professional training courses on the FIDIC Contracts.
His transaction experience has been mainly in mining, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors in Uganda, advising on procurement. negotiating, and drafting contract documentation.
He has acted as lead local counsel for a consortium led by a Russian state corporation on the procurement, negotiating and drafting of project agreements in respect to a USD 4 billion refinery development project in Uganda.
He has also advised on acquisition of mining rights and negotiation of surface rights agreements, and a Mineral Development Agreement for the development and construction of a USD 620 million Steel and Phosphates project in Eastern Uganda.
Denis has significant experience in litigation, and dispute resolution, including international arbitration where he has advised an independent oil exploration and production company on Ugandan law aspects of a major UNCITRAL arbitration involving over USD 430 million.
Areas of Practice
Mining and Metals
Oil and Gas
Corporate and Project Finance
Mineral Rights Adjudication
Regulatory Compliance and Licensing
Mineral Law and Policy Advisory
Master of Laws, Mineral Law & Policy (with distinction), Center for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee – UK
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Kampala International University
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Kampala