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Ronald-Kalema AFMpanga

Ronald Kalema

Head Tax Practice

+256 41 425 4540

LLB, Makerere University, LLM New York University

Ronald Kalema is a partner in the Corporate Department and Head of our Tax Practice.

He has twelve years of high-level tax advisory and litigation experience, having held senior and managerial positions at both KPMG and Ernst & Young.

Ronald has advised major Ugandan and multinational companies across various sectors on issues ranging from tax dispute resolution and tax audit support to tax restructuring, customs planning, international tax, transfer pricing, tax policy and the tax implications of private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Notably, he has extensive experience in assisting clients whose tax disputes have reached the Tax Appeals Tribunal.

In addition to an LLM in International Taxation from the New York University School of Law, Ronald has a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre where he won the Uganda Law Society prize for academic excellence, and an LLB from Makerere University, where he graduated among the top 5% in his year.

He is a member of the East African Law Society and the Uganda Law Society where he is actively involved with the tax cluster.  He has successfully led discussions with the Parliamentary Public Finance Committee on adoption of key tax amendments for Uganda.

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