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Joel Francis Osekeny


Joel is an Associate at AB & David (Uganda). Joel has offered legal and transaction support to several organizations setting up and carrying on business in Uganda.  His recent work includes assisting with the registration of trademarks for corporate organizations, flotation of companies (both local and foreign (Kenya, United States and Switzerland) including fintech’s, and those involved in the Natural resources and extractives sector of Uganda as well as those carrying on humanitarian interventions. He has offered legal advice and written legal opinions to various clients on a number of issues including advising companies on their options for liquidation and has conducted trainings for firm clients as part of routine support.  Joel represents a number of firm clients in courts of law.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property, Telecoms and Technology

Corporate, Finance & Banking

Employment, Labour & Government Business

Trade & SME’s

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Education/ Memberships

  • LLB (Hons), Uganda Christian University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Center
  • Member of Uganda Law Society
  • Member of East African Law Society

Articles & Publications

  • “Implications of Digitalization of the Courtroom (in Uganda)” – 2022
  • Cross Border Insolvency in Uganda”– 2019
  • “Is it Simply a Notice? Data Transfers Under Scrutiny”- 2021

Though leadership & Speaking Engagements

  • The use of alternative modes of securities as a basis for financial inclusion for SMEs in Uganda
  • Digitalization within the banking and finance sector- Risks posed by the rising demand for cryptocurrencies and how banks can ready themselves for the 4IR.
  • How to deal with post Covid 19 legal and regulatory risks within the banking and finance sector