By our reporter
African law firm BOWMANS announced new managing partner for it’s Kampala Office Ernest Wiltshire Kalibala replacing William Kasozi leaving Lawyer David F.K. Mpanga unconsidered.
This comes after Kampala Lawyer, David F.K. Mpanga was reportedly summoned by his bosses in South African to answer some queries in relation to his scandalous dealings with the Bank of Uganda. The South Africans run an office in Kampala where Mpanga is a partner.
According to reports coming in, Bowmans shared addresses with the public where information on their staff and partners can be sent especially those cited in bad deeds.
In December 2017, citing conflict of interest, the civil division of the High Court disqualified law firms MMAKS Advocates and AF Mpanga Advocates (Bowmans) from representing the Bank of Uganda in the case where the central bank/Crane Bank In Receivership sued Kampala businessman Sudhir Ruparelia and Meera Investments for allegedly fleecing former Crane Bank Limited of Shs397 billion.
The above decision came after Sudhir applied to court seeking that they be barred from representing BoU and any other institution where Ruparelia Group is involved. And as such lawyers of MMKAS Advocates, David Mpanga of AF Mpanga-Bowmans and Sebalu & Lule Advocates were barred from representing BoU and any party in cases involving Ruparelia Group.
The conflicted lawyers formerly worked for Ruparelia Group and therefore had predicial facts to him and Ruparelia Group.