In addition to the general corporate and commercial work that the firm practices, we also offer our clients a more specialized advisory service in commercial Conveyance (Land Transactions)/commercial Transactions
Our Property services include:-
Swan Legal executes a tremendous amount of conveyancing work which is one of its largest areas of practice. We specialize in all kinds of land transactions including but not limited to; mortgages, charges, purchases, sales, leases, expropriated properties, transfers and all manner of litigation attendant thereto.
We also advise foreign and local institutional investors, property developers, and surveyors and do a lot of due diligence work regarding development projects in Uganda. We also act routinely for construction corporations, and we have acted as property and estate managers for landlords based locally and abroad....
Our corporate work includes advising on mergers and acquisitions startups, joint ventures and regulatory advice. We also have the capability to handle transactional, intellectual property and regulatory advisory work.
Corporate Services include:-
Our Commercial Services include:-
Swan Legal advises corporate and individual clients (both domestic and foreign) on employment contracts, policies and procedures, remuneration and incentive systems, pension funds and social security audits.
We prepare and review employment contracts, such as non disclosure, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and advising on their enforceability. We offer counsel on legal issues running the range from recruitments to terminations, enforcement of post-termination obligations by former employees, non-competition covenants, protection of intellectual property, conducting investigations, compensation disputes....
We represent both defendants and complainants on holding brief for virtually any type of criminal case in the trial including but not limited to;
We handle matters related to Trusts and Estates including but not limited to Wills, Succession, Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration, Divorce, Judicial separation, Custody of minors, Maintenance, Management of Estates of Persons of Unsound Mind, Management of Estates of Missing Persons.
We also routinely act as Executors, Trustees and Administrators of numerous estates in Uganda advising on how testator's Wills and Estates are to be handled, we arrange for valuation and collection of assets and payment of debts. Our services also include contested probate proceedings.
We handle adoption proceedings particularly for foreign clients carrying out adoptions in accordance with Ugandan law. We also offer assistance with guardianship applications....
The firm routinely executes numerous instructions for Non Governmental Organizations (NGO's) both domestic and international, from their incorporation to raising financing, compliance with the legal and regulatory framework and actual monitoring of their performance and general legal work.
We aid non profit clients in negotiating important contracts with partners and vendors of all kinds. We provide legal advice on relevant agreements and extensive experience in minimizing tax liability. We also assist with contract termination or enforce contract requirements with vendors, negotiate settlements and release of claims.
Swan Legal offer Business Support Services that assist our clients in registering, running and maintaining their investments and businesses seamlessly in Uganda. Our Company Secretarial Services range from incorporation of a company (both local and foreign) to winding up of a company, arranging and minuting of all Board and Shareholder’s meetings, filing of all company records at the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) on a timely basis, retaining and maintaining all statutory books and registers; and where required operating as our client’s registered offices in the country....
We manage internal corporate issues and handle Board Affairs, assist in-house counsel and board committees to identify problems and ensure compliance to mitigate litigation costs and risks. Strong governance systems are critical for a strong modern business enterprise and cannot be over emphasized. We offer governance services targeted at enabling our clients put in place governance systems that are appropriate for their unique business environments. Our governance services include: the conduct of governance audits; advisory on board structures and procedures including development of Committee Terms of Reference and Board Manuals; and advisory on company law issues....
We handle all aspects of obtaining work permits for expatriates normally employed by our clients and any appeals if necessary. We also procure dependent passes, student passes, and special passes for our international clients and their dependents....
We have a successful record in the Courts and credibility in commercial litigation, and mediation ensuring early closure of disputes even before they are filed at the courts. We represent clients and have been engaged in several court cases in insolvency disputes, defective securities claims, asset finance and leasing matters. Other areas of dispute resolutions include; commercial agreements, shareholders, company liquidations and employment disputes.
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