Yiga Allan Paul



Allan holds an LLB (Hons) degree from Makerere University in Uganda and is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst course at the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). He is an Associate with the Corporate and Commercial transaction team. He is involved in legal and tax research, deal preparation and client briefings, and Allan has 5 years’ experience.

Professional Memberships

- Law Society of Uganda


- Diploma in Legal Practice, LDC

- LL.B (Hons) Makerere University Kampala

Career Summary

2023 : Associate, Astral Advocates
2020 - 2023 : Associate, Orima & Co. Advocates
2017 - 2023 : Legal Assistant, Orima & Co. Advocates

Top Matters

  • Advising the two (2) benevolent funds of US Embassy and Mission staff in Uganda to on the potential merger into one uniform entity to make payments by the Embassy and other mission organizations centralized and easier for audit and accounting purposes. 
  • Advising a one of East Africa’s largest B2B logistics firms on the recovery of USD 600,000 from a Ugandan entity that had since defaulted on its payment obligations.
  • Advising various financial institutions such as Banks, Microfinances and Microlenders on the gap analysis on the procedures relating to perfection of securities especially addressing issues relating to fraud and securities that have multiple encumbrances. 
  • Advising Agri Evolve (UK) and Agri Evolve Uganda Limited in various secured loan transactions with 2 Swiss funders highlighting the various methods under which the financing from Swiss Lenders would be secured by either a fixed or floating debenture/ charge over the assets of the Borrower both in the UK and in Uganda. 
  • Advising an international foods and beverage company on the potential registration and setup in East Africa highlighting the advantages of incorporating locally vis-a-vis registration of branches in all the East African countries.
  • Advising a multinational based in the United States on developing a transfer pricing policy for taxation purposes and ensure that their operations are not affected by issues of double taxation while highlighting changes in the Income Tax of Kenya as of 2021 such as the requirement of country by country reporting so as to ensure that the “Arm’s Length” principle is upheld during transfer pricing. 
  • Conducting a detailed due diligence on a beverages and bottling company situated in Uganda that was seeking equity investment from 2 investment funds to address issues of under capitalization due to shareholders failing to meeting the multiple capital calls over the years. 
  • Advising Credit Africa Fund on the potential entry into the Ugandan Market especially highlighting the gap analysis in their intended business model which was premised on the purchase of written of loan portfolios from financial institutions, funding these debtors to the point of economic recovery and having a controlling equity stake in these companies as a pre- condition for further investment.