Ugandan Law firm KTA Advocates (Karuhanga, Tabora & Associates) has consolidated its niche as the go to Intellectual Property (IP) firm in the region by bringing onboard another extinguished partner-Kenneth Muhangi.
Mr. Muhangi comes to KTA to head a team of experts in technology, media, telecommunications, IP and dispute resolution. And that is because he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in those sectors.
He will also lead lend his credence to the dispute resolution and IP practice teams.
Edward Tabaro, Managing Director at the firm comments: “It is exciting, thinking about the contribution Kenneth will add to our team and to the Amani IP network that brings together firms from the East African region. This is the age of innovation and disruption and our firm is now the first fully specialized practice for IP, technology, media, telecommunications and arbitration.”
Counsel Muhangi brings to the team over eight years’ experience and holds a master’s degree, LL M (International Commercial Law) from The University of South Wales, Bachelors’ Degree from Uganda Christian University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.
He is licensed to practice law in Uganda and the greater Commonwealth. In the area of intellectual property and technology, Muhangi is renown award winning author and trainer and this has cemented his credentials as a specialist in the aforementioned practice areas.
He has conducted specialized training in areas of ICT, block chain technology, digital banking and data protection among others. He represents and has conducted trainings for some of the largest national and multi-national entities in the region such as Stanbic Bank, Housing Finance and Liquid Telecom.
He also a visiting lecturer of IP at Uganda Christian University and has also conducted lectures on Cyber Law at Makerere University Law School. He is a member of the Young Lawyers’ Committee of the Uganda Law Society (ULS) and the IP Cluster, ULS. He is also a member of The Africa List, an exclusive community of next generation CEOs building Africa’s top 100 companies, supported by the CDC Group.
Advocate Muhangi has also advised the Government of Uganda on the integration of ICT into the adjudication processes for Courts of Judicature. He has also advised on changes to the Industrial Properties Act and is an ardent advocate for the passing of the Data Protection and Privacy Bill.
He joins an already diverse team of specialized attorneys, and brings the total number of partners at KTA to four and total number of lawyers to 10.
The firm is also introducing the Tech Hub, a business acceleration centre that identifies, incubates and accelerates startups with legal, social, financial technology, health, agricultural innovations.
The firm is affiliated to AMANI IP with offices in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.