Our philosophy is to guarantee the best available service in everything we choose to do. In line with our commitment to meet this promise, we have deliberately conﬁned ourselves to four general areas of practice, each of which responds to the specialised business needs of our clients:
Mergers & Acquisitions | Banking and Finance | Securities and Capital Markets | Transaction Advisory Work
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
One of the most efficient forms of achieving business growth is through the acquisition of existing businesses. Mergers and Acquisitions is a glamorous phrase that simply means buying and selling of businesses. One of the most effective forms of achieving business growth is through the acquisition of existing businesses. For example, if a large bottling company would like to expand its market share, one way to do it is through buying up other players in the market. If a small retailer would like to become an industry power, it can achieve this by merging with other retailers to form an industry leader.
If a company is experiencing financial difficulties, it can merge with another company to get a new capital injection. If a large business is having unproﬁtable divisions, it can sell off these non-performing divisions to increase proﬁtability.
Big business today must constantly re-invent itself in the ever changing market to remain competitive. Business leaders understand this clearly and so should their professional legal advisors. Because business growth and restructuring is important to nearly every business, it has become one of our core areas of specialisation. back to top >
BANKING & FINANCE
We help businesses deal more effectively with lending institutions and we devise creative solutions to lending concerns.
Banks and ﬁnancial institutions in any economy have a tremendous role to play in creating wealth. Businesses need money from banks and banks need businesses to lend money. Neither group can effectively exist without the other. Nevertheless, although these two sectors compliment each other, there is an inexplicable tension between lenders and borrowers. It is not always easy for borrowers to access the funding they need, and it is not always easy for lenders to make funding available to borrowers. Each side has very valid and legitimate concerns about the other.
Part of our core practice is to demystify the banker -borrower relationship. As specialised business lawyers, we help businesses deal more effectively with the lending institutions and we devise creative solutions to lending concerns. We help borrowers who are in need of banking services to better access ﬁnancial institutions and obtain funding on agreeable terms. We also help ﬁnancial institutions develop more reliable and creative approaches to lending and recovery of borrowed funds. We also help regulatory bodies in the development of rules, regulations and policies governing the operation of the ﬁnancial sector. back to top >
SECURITIES AND CAPITAL MARKETS
We help businesses identify non-traditional methods of raising business funding.
At JN Kirkland & Associates we have a team of legal specialists to help businesses identify non-traditional methods of raising business funding .These range from bonds, public floatation of shares, project finance and many more. As the leading advisors on securities and capital markets, we offer you various options tailor made for your company.
The securities industry in Uganda is a dynamic and forward looking industry. As the securities industry grows, so does the team at JN Kirkland. We are constantly training our staff to respond to the needs of a highly dynamic industry ,our team of legal experts is therefore equipped to not only give our clients customized solutions but also to help them implement the solutions. back to top >
TRANSACTION ADVISORY WORK
We have assembled an effective transaction and project team that effectively responds to the needs of the public and private sector.
With the growing sophistication of the business world, more complex business transformations and transactions have emerged. Examples of complex business transactions include: privatisations, development of private and public infrastructure projects, public concessions, production sharing agreements and other such complex transactions. In the private sector, there is an increased demand for lawyers who can handle big business deals.
These transactions usually involve a variety of legal arrangements and demand very skilled legal and business minds. Complex transactional work calls for above ordinary legal skills and legal practitioners who specialise in this area are few and far between. At JN Kirkland & Associates, we have assembled an effective transaction and project team that effectively responds to the needs of the public and private sectors in this regard. back to top >