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Doreen Kansiime

Doreen Kansiime

Senior Associate, S&L Advocates

Doreen Kansiime specializes in all aspects of employment and employee benefits law, both contentious and non-contentious. She works with general and in-house counsel, employment advisers and directly with the teams handling employment and benefits issues.

Doreen’s work has seen her act on several important mandates. She advised the national roads agency on the overhaul of its human resource structure and employee complement, has acted on a top-level employment law audit and due diligence for a private entity and advised three industry-leading clients on corporate re-organizations. Doreen also advised a publicly-traded entity on the migration of its provident fund scheme from an in-house scheme to an umbrella fund.

In corporate law, Doreen advises the organization (profit and non-profit) and in-house counsel on a range of compliance and transactional matters touching on regulatory affairs, commercial contracts, audit and due diligence, corporate governance, risk and taxation.

Experience has included advising:

  • As team member, on the transfer of employment aspects of Stanbic Bank Uganda's corporate reorganizations by which the bank created a holding company structure (including transferring the banking business undertaking to a banking subsidiary)
  • As team member, Marie Stopes, on the corporate reorganization of its operational entities in Uganda resulting in a merger of operations into one entity, including the migration of employees into one single entity and a number of redundancies
  • As team member, an international oil and gas company, on a significant restructuring to align the company's human resources with current operational requirements
  • As team member, existing retirement benefits schemes on their compliance with the new Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority Act, including the adjustment of scheme structures with the new legal framework
  • As team member, a leading tobacco company, on the migration of its provident fund scheme from an in-house scheme to an umbrella fund

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Uganda (2014)


  • Law Development Centre, Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (bar qualification) (2012)
  • Makerere University, Bachelor of Law (2011)


  • Member of the East Africa Law Society
  • Member of the Uganda Law Society

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