Birungyi Cephas Kagyenda

Managing Partner

LLB (Makerere University)

Diploma in Legal Practice (Law Development Centre, Uganda)

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Cephas is a founder and the Managing partner of the firm. He is an Advocate of the High Court, a commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public and a registered Tax Agent with Uganda Revenue Authority. He is also the head of the Tax Cluster in the Uganda Law Society and a member of the IBA tax Committee.

Cephas has over 35 years’ experience in Tax and 17 years in Legal having served in various capacities. He worked for Ministry of Finance from 1984 and later on Uganda Revenue Authority where he retired as the Deputy Commissioner in 2004. He represented Uganda in negotiations and drafting of various double taxation agreements for South Africa, India, Denmark, Mauritius and Norway. He was instrumental in drafting the Income Tax Act 1997 in Uganda and the Tax Appeals Tribunal Act.

From 2004, Cephas has emerged as the best Tax Lawyer in Uganda according to IFLR and Global Law Experts; and has offered his professional services to East Africa Community, World bank, International Finance Corporation Consultancies for the Malawi, Liberia, Nigeria (Bauchi State) Governments among others.

Cephas has carried out Several advisory, consultancies and also Litigation for individuals, private, public, NGO’s and Government bodies. He has made several presentations to ICAU, CATA, DANIDA, World Bank, International Bar Association, Uganda Law Society among others.


  • Uganda Law Society
  • East African Law Society
  • International Bar Association
  • Institute of Corporate Governance

Publications or Articles

Cephas edited tax publications for Paul Frobisher’s Book: Value Added Tax in Uganda: A Commentary on Statutes, Case Law and Practices; Pius Bahemuka Book: Income tax in Uganda; and Christine Mugume book: Managing Taxation in Uganda. He also was key in drafting and editing the compendium of cases, A compendium of tax cases by Birungyi, Barata

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