By Our Reporter
KAMPALA: Dfcu Bank has instructed Kalenge, Bwanika, Ssewa & Co. Advocates to represent them in the fresh suit filed by city tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s Meera Investment Ltd in the aftermath of the Crane Bank sale fallout.
In a November 20, notice change of advocate to the High Court in Kampala, law firm, Kalenge, Bwanika, Ssewa & Co. Advocates says it has been instructed by dfcu Bank, to represent them against a law suit slapped to them by Meera, Sudhir’s real estate firm, which seeks to recover billions in rent from dfcu Bank.
“Take Notice, that we, M/s Kalenge, Bwanika, Ssewa & Co. Advocates….have been instructed by the first respondent [dfcu bank] to represent it in the above proceedings, in place of M/s Sebalu & Lule Advocates,” reads a notice by the law firm.
The development now confirms that dfcu Bank has also kicked out Sebalu & Lule Advocates as the law firm suffers another a fallout after being fired by Bank of Uganda early this year.
On April 29, Sebalu and Luke Co. Advocates were declared conflicted, and therefore unfit to represent the parties in a longstanding commercial dispute involving Bank of Uganda and Sudhir.
In his April 30 ruling, Justice Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa, kicked Sebalu & Lule Advocates out of any commercial disputes involving, Mr. Ruparelia and his Crane Management Services, because “the Applicant has made out a case that the first respondent (Sebalu & Lule) has relevant information of the applicant. The information is relevant and I accordingly grant an injunction restraining the first respondent from handling any case involving the applicant”.