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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, and works with general and in-house counsel, employment advisers and directly with the operation in handling employment and benefits issues. In corporate law, Doreen advises organisations (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:

  • A leading reproductive health organisation on the corporate reorganization of its operational entities resulting into a merger of operations into one entity.
  • A government agency on a comprehensive organizational restructure that included a comprehensive labour law audit, formulation of a new human resource framework, and drafting employment contracts for all levels of staff.
  • Two leading financial institutions on the transfer of employment aspects of their corporate reorganization.
  • 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.
  • Several international, foreign and indigenous development organizations on both routine and complex legal matters.

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Uganda.


  • Georgetown University: Master of Laws (International Business and Economic Law).
  • Makerere University: Bachelor of Laws.
  • Law Development Centre: Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (bar qualification).


  • Member of the East African Law Society.
  • Member of the Uganda Law Society.

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