Francis Gimara – Partner Arcadia Advocates and President, Uganda Law Society 2016- 2017
Francis a Partner at Arcadia Advocates one of the leading law firms in Uganda. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all the Courts subordinate thereto.
His primary areas of focus include Insolvency Law, Trade and Integration Law, Corporate Governance Law, Agricultural Law Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. He has participated in several commercial transactions, consultancies and he has considerable experience in the management and development of business enterprises in Africa.
Francis holds an LLM from Cambridge University, a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre (Kampala, Uganda). He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School (Herriot Watt University).
Francis is also a member of several Boards of key Companies and Organizations in Uganda. He is a member of Uganda Law Society, the East African Law Society, the Pan African Lawyers Union and the International Bar Association.
Francis currently serves as President of the Uganda Law Society and he is working with key stakeholders to make Uganda Law Society a proficient and modern bar association able to uphold , advance and defend the rule of law and constitutionalism in Uganda.