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Forensics & Compliance

CM Advocates LLP - Uganda > Forensics & Compliance

Working in liaison with our associated forensic and private investigation firm, our aim is to combine our respective body of skills and provide our clients with an integrated world- class legal, compliance, forensic and investigative services. Another well-known strategy was the use of corporate devices and trusts as a means of sheltering assets from those who deserved to retrieve them.

Our dynamic and multidisciplinary team is solutions focused and provides invaluable support to clients facing high stakes litigation, arbitration proceedings, compliance investigations by regulators, managing risks in buying or selling a business as well as parliamentary committees’ investigations or other inquiries.

In addition, we pride ourselves as being able to help our clients secure and protect their enterprise value by quantifying damages and providing expert testimony.

Examples of the matters in which we often offer our expertise include fraud cases and claims relating to insurance compensation, conflict of interest and breach of trust, intellectual property infringement and passing off, professional malpractice, lost profits, damages for breach of contract, purchase price disagreements, breach of warranties in merger and acquisition transactions, malicious civil proceedings, business interruptions as well as claims arising from construction and other civil works.

In relation to forensic investigations, our team is able to employ diverse forensic accounting and investigative skills as well as appropriate technologies and modeling expertise to identify, collate and analyze information and data in order to reconstruct the underlying transaction and resolve complex financial transactions. This culminates in the reports of our findings, which, inter alia, reconstructs and offers insights on how the impugned transactions or activities were carried out. Moreover, whenever necessary, we are always able to testify on our findings including testifying in court as expert witnesses.


By integrating our team’s forensic and legal expertise, we help identify and manage the extent of commercial, regulatory and reputation risks in your organisation, while preserving legal professional privilege.

CM Advocates Uganda and its said partners offers a diverse range of forensic and investigative services. These are grouped into three categories:-

Preventative Measures

  • Professional design and implementation of fraud risk management strategies
  • Reviewing and structuring pre-emptive compliance programs
  • Fraud risk assessment of internal policies and structures to identify potential weaknesses in risk management
  • Forensic accounting analyses
  • Drafting appropriate anti-corruption policies, codes of conduct and procedures
  • Conducting anti-corruption and awareness training
  • Developing and implementing corporate governance best practice.

Curative Measures

  • Dealing with and advising on employment related forensic issues
  • Conducting independent and privileged internal forensic investigations into suspected wrongdoing
  • Managing corruption exposure by giving recommendations on resolving any wrongdoing, and advising on neutralising concomitant reputational risks
  • Investigating statutory, regulatory and policy breaches.
  • Litigation support, including expert witness testimony.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Advising on self-reporting obligations and voluntary disclosure regimes
  • Conducting due diligence into compliance with local and international laws and regulations
  • Conducting risks assessment under the Anti-Corruption Act, and the Anti-Money Laundering Act
  • Engage and deal with industry regulators
  • Legislative lobbying services.