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Court of Appeal of Uganda
I practise/work in
  • None of the above but have an interest in International Arbitration
If you don't practise international arbitration/international ADR, how do you promote it in Africa?
I decide court cases that touch on arbitration, and also have delivered papers and written articles on arbitration.
Profile Photo (Headshot or Logo)
Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)
Lady Justice
How you'd like your name to appear in the directory
Monica K. Mugenyi
Country of Birth
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
I have not sat as an arbitrator but hold this relevant qualification (see note below)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Areas of Speciality
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Public International Law
Other Speciality (Please Specify)
Disputes to do with regional integration
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Fellow, CIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK
LLM International Trade Law, University of Essex, UK
Postgraduate Diploma, Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Uganda
Bachelor of Laws Degree, Makerere University, Uganda
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Justice of Court of Appeal/ Constitutional Court, Uganda Judiciary, 2019 to date
Chairperson, East African Development Bank Staff Appeals Committee, EADB, 2013 to date
Principal Judge, East African Court of Justice, EACJ, 2015 - 2020
Judge, First Instance Division, EACJ, 2013- 2015
Judge, High Court of Uganda, 2010 - 2015
Manager Corporate Services, Uganda Road Fund, January - August 2010
Private Legal Consultant, self employed, 2008 - 2009
Legal Officer, Privatisation & Utility Sector Reform Project (World Bank sponsored), 2002 - 2007
Senior State Attorney, Attorney General's Chambers, 1999 - 2002
State Attorney, Attorney General's Chambers, 1993 - 1999
An astute dispute settlement practitioner with extensive experience in EAC/ regional legal regime, public international law and commercial dispute resolution; Monica has hands on experience in cross-border foreign direct investment, privatisation and project finance transactions, as well as specialist training in international trade law and international commercial arbitration.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
  • International Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
United Kingdom, Uganda.
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Concessions
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
Mugenyi, Monica K., 'The Bangalore Principles on Judicial Conduct: A Framework for Arbitrator Conduct?', Alteenative Dispute Resolution - A Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch), Volume 8 Issue 2, 2020, p. 41

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