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The making of Uganda’s Premier Tax Law Firm

Birungyi, Barata & Associates (BBA), formerly Birungyi, Barata & Co. Advocates, was established in 2003 by Birungyi Cephas Kagyenda and Enoch Barata whose paths crossed at a coincidentally convenient time, one of them, a Deputy Commissioner retiring from a long career in tax administration and the other, an ambitious young lawyer, both pursuing a Diploma in Legal Practice. They dived into the highly competitive legal industry, forming what has been recognized as Uganda's pioneer specialist tax law firm.

In 2016, Birungyi, Barata & Co. Advocates became Birungyi, Barata & Associates after being joined by Associates Jacob Ngobi, George Twinomujuni, the Late Juliana Semakula, and the Late Robinah Lutaaya Lubwama.

The vision behind the Firm was to provide efficient, professional, result-oriented, expert tax and legal services. With time, it has developed into a renowned tax advisory, consultancy, Legal, and litigation Firm recognized locally and internationally by the Uganda Law Society, East African Law Society, IFLR, and Global Law Experts.

With the Ugandan commercial industry's growth and development and dynamic legal environment, the Firm has also expanded its practice areas into Intellectual Property, Insolvency, Banking, Arbitration, Construction Law, and Oil and Gas industry.

A Combined Effort of the Firm

Among its varied staff, BBA boasts an unrivaled market experience through a collective career experience of personnel who worked on the Tax Policy, Legislation, and setting up of tax litigation frameworks in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Liberia, Malawi, and East African Community. Birungyi, Barata & Associates has brought together the most extensive collection of persons at the forefront of the formation of Uganda's tax system.

Game Changers

We are a one-stop center for Legal, Tax, and Consultancy Services. We provide exceptionally innovative and highly resourceful legal solutions to our clients, which is why the Firm's slogan is "Game Changers."

Birungyi Barata & Associates has influenced and changed the tax landscape and redefined tax law and administration, setting precedents on legal issues such as the capacity to sue the Commissioner General, effect of pre-requisite of a statutory notice of intention to sue, the implication of a private ruling, the amendment of the definition of dividends, the legality of agency notices, the legal implication of practice notes, the jurisdiction of the Tax Appeals Tribunal, the taxation of contingency funds of an insurance company, taxation of terminal benefits for retired employees, impact of double taxation agreements, value added tax on export handler services and has a record of holding approximately 45% of tax matters before The Tax Appeals Tribunal. Our work has been published in three compendiums. View Publications View Publications

 

– OUR VISION –

"To be the leading provider of premier tax and legal services in Uganda"

– OUR MISSION –

"Providing professional and efficient tax and legal services that optimize client value"

 

What sets us apart?

Our Experience and Specialty

Among its varied staff, BBA boasts an unrivaled market experience through a collective career experience of over 40 years from parastatals, private corporations, and states alike. Our personnel have influenced the crafting of tax policy and legislation and the setting up tax litigation frameworks in sub-Saharan Africa, including Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Liberia, Malawi, and the East African Community.

 

 

Understanding the Clients’ Needs and Goals

Apart from our experience and specialization, we deliberately focus on understanding our clientele's business needs and goals. We are our clients' business partners, striving for their success. We provide sound and reliable business-oriented advice for all stages of a business and continuously invest in improved responsiveness and technical capacity to benefit our clientele.

 

Our Core Values

Professionalism

Efficiency in practical legal advice. Attentive care towards clientele

Commitment

Team work. Customer care. Transparency. Perseverance

Integrity

Respectful to clientele. Adherence to BBA codes of conduct

Timeliness

Quick responsiveness. Accountability. Reliability

Passion for Excellence

Updated in changes in Laws, upcoming industries, client relations, quality assurance

Innovation

Creativity. Authenticity. Practical Solutions

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