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Petroleum and Mining Contracts in Uganda: What lawyers need to pay attention to

Legal and Policy Review

Recently I was asked to talk to a group of lawyer friends who would like to advance their knowledge in the extractive sector. Two of them had been approached by a prospecting company that wants to set up shop in Kampala. From our discussion it was clear that there is general lack of basic knowledge about the industry. Our discussions focused on petroleum and mining contracting and what kind of clauses needed to be included. Many of those in the discussion had little knowledge on Uganda’s mining and petroleum sector generally. From our discussions it was noted that the lack of interest among legal practitioners in the mining and petroleum industry will greatly hinder their role. Presently most petroleum and mining companies use foreign law firms and Ugandan law firms carry out peripheral work in the sector. Our discussions prompted me to blog about a few things for petroleum and…

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