Maxim Advocates

The Team

As a law firm, we endeavour to be progressive, friendly and relationship driven. This way, we make every effort to build open and honest relationship with each other and our client base. We encourage our staff to use every opportunity to unlock and develop their potential for their own benefit and that of the firm and its  client base.

Sheila Wagidoso - Managing Partner
Sheila has over 8 years experience gained in a demanding legal environment. She has a Law Degree from Makerere University in Kampala, a Diploma in Legal practice from the Law Development Centre and a Masters Degree in International trade from Shanghai University in China. Sheila speaks fluent English, Mandarin, together with Swahili, Luganda and Lugisu. She has a working understanding of Italian. In addition to her other duties, Sheila heads up the Firm’s China Practice.

The Firm’s managing Partner, Sheila Namahe, who heads up the China Practice, has studied, lived and worked in China. She knows the law, the language and the ways and methods of operation both in China itself and by Chinese companies seeking to invest in Africa. She has highly placed contacts with both Chinese authorities and the relevant government entities in East Africa. The China practice is highly specialised, highly confidential and has assisted many companies achieve objectives significantly in excess of those they initially anticipated.

“Of Counsel” – Jonathan Treacher .
With over 30 years of legal and corporate experience, including being a Board member of publicly quoted firms, Jonathan brings a wealth of experience to the Firm. Jonathan has been admitted to the Bar in the Illinois, Florida and Washington DC and has been in Uganda for over 12 years. He has a Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University College of Law and an MBA from the London Business School. He also has a Certificate in Public and Private International Law from the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. Jonathan also heads up the office in London.

Mercy Kiwanuka
Mercy joined Maxim Advocates ini September 2015. She holds an honours law degree from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre having received the Uganda Law Society Award for being the third best overall student of the year 2014/2015.

She is an associate with the firm and is involved in legal research, preparation of briefs and transaction documents. Her areas of expertise are corporate and commercial law, employment and land transactions.

Sheilah B Nyanzi
Sheilah holds a Bachelors of Laws (Honours) Degree  from Makerere University, a post graduate diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre in Kampala, Uganda. A Masters of Laws Degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) majoring in economic law and regulation.

Sheilah is a practicing Advocate in Uganda, with a decade of professional expertise garnered from working in various national and regional roles across Sub – Saharan Africa. She specializes in business roll-outs, acquisitions and mergers, competition and consumer law, regulation of telecommunication, broadcasting , postal & infrastructure industries, tax, structuring & recovery of retail, corporate & sovereign debt, trade & project finance, receivership, intellectual property, company secretarial, legislative drafting & reform, policy formulation, lobbying, stakeholder management , scholarly research, public private partnerships and employment.

She has worked with Ligomarc Advocates and Airtel in Uganda, Adept Chambers in Tanzania, Smart East Africa, MultiChoice East Africa and is currently helping the Econet Group roll out its television media business across the region. Sheilah has won numerous awards of meritorious performance in leadership, academia, business administration and strategic risk management.