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Energy, Mining & Oil Law

Area Overview

Uganda is witnessing increased investments in energy, mining, oil and gas in order to sustain the country’s economic growth. Ugandan law establishes an elaborate legal and regulatory framework for all activities in the energy, mining, and oil sector. Investors seeking to invest in Uganda’s energy, mining and oil sector should seek professional legal advice to ensure that their activities comply with Uganda’s law. 

Our Services

Our team of legal experts at BNB Advocates has significant expertise and experience to provide legal advice on all aspects of energy, mining and oil law.

We offer the following legal services:

  • Filing notices of intended energy projects before the Electricity Regulatory Authority.
  • Processing applications for a permit to carry out studies on the intended energy project.
  • Filing and processing applications for generation, transmission or sale licences from the Electricity Regulatory Authority to implement energy projects. 
  • Representing aggrieved persons before the Electricity Disputes Tribunal.
  • Representing persons aggrieved by the decisions of the Electricity Disputes Tribunal before the High Court.  
  • Representing investors in processing applications for a prospecting licence from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Representing investors in processing applications for mineral rights from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Representing investors in processing applications for an exploration licence from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Representing investors in processing applications for a retention licence from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Representing investors in processing applications for a location licence from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Representing investors in processing applications for a mining lease from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Advising on all the legal aspects of the licensing regime for mining in Uganda.
  • Advising on the legal requirements for ownership of mineral rights by non-resident persons.
  • Representing investors in processing applications for registration of a mining instrument by the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Representing persons aggrieved by the decision of the Commissioner in actions for administrative review before the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development.
  • Representing persons aggrieved by the decision of the Minister in actions for judicial review before the High Court.

Our Experience

Our team of legal experts at BNB Advocates has the following experience in the energy, mining and oil law:

  • Acting for investors in processing applications for mineral rights from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Acting for the investors in processing applications for an exploration licence from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Acting for investors in processing applications for a retention licence from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Acting for investors in processing applications for a location licence from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Acting for investors in processing applications for a mining lease from the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Advising on all the legal aspects of the licensing regime for mining in Uganda.
  • Advising on the legal requirements for ownership of mineral rights by non-resident persons.
  • Acting for investors in processing applications for registration of a mining instrument by the Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department.
  • Representing persons aggrieved by the decision of the Commissioner in actions for administrative review before the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development.
  • Representing persons aggrieved by the decision of the Minister in actions for judicial review before the High Court.

Contact

Bernard Namanya

Partner, Kampala

+256(0)777 688 121

bernard.namanya@bnbadvocates.com

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