Francis Gimara
Head of ALP East Africa
+256-772 225222


Francis, the Head of ALP East Africa Group is a renowned attorney in the legal industry with over 16 years of experience. His clients have included multinational companies, banks, financial sponsors, prominent political and social figures and several public interest matters. A passionate and inspiring leader, Francis has been committed to growth in the region and vocal on innovation and the law.

Francis specializes in Regional Integration Law and is undoubtedly a pioneer of the field in the region. Over the years, he has identified and secured processes and resources including manpower and knowledge across borders to preserve the interests of our clients. With a great understanding of the region, he has ably provided consultancy services to multinational clients who include USAID and International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Francis further specializes in Corporate Governance and offers legal advisory to some of the top tax paying companies in Uganda as well as sitting on several Boards of key companies.Francis has a passion for Alternative Dispute Resolution with emphasis on Arbitration and has been instrumental in establishing the International Centre of Arbitration and Mediation Kampala (CAMEK) in conjunction with the Uganda Law Society and supporting similar developments in South Sudan and Tanzania.

Francis served as President of the Uganda Law Society (2016-2017) and was awarded the distinguished honor of Senior Counsel by the Law Society and Chief Justice Honourable Justice Bart Katureebe in recognition of his contribution to the development of the legal profession. He continues to pursue networks that are capable of pushing the legal and African renaissance agenda of which ALP East Africa stands for. He is a member of Uganda Law Society, the East African Law Society, the Pan African Lawyers Union and the International Bar Association.

Francis is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all the courts subordinate thereto. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from Cambridge University, UK, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School (Herriot Watt University),  a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, Uganda and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Uganda.