Principal Associate

Tel: (+256) 0312 250013 Email: mmafabi@sebalulule.co.ug



Michael Mafabi’s dispute resolution practice covers commercial and civil litigation, and domestic and international arbitration.

Michael represents corporate and state entity clients in major disputes arising out of banking and financial services, commercial contracts, insurance, construction, negligence and product liability, transport, real estate, regulatory affairs, international trade and investment. Michael has acted for clients in high-value matters in the Supreme Court and Court Appeal of Uganda, and the East African Court of Justice.

Michael also has experience in both domestic and international arbitration under CADRE, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICSID arbitration frameworks.

In 2015, Michael was attached as a secondee Associate at DLA Piper UK on international assignments and worked with DLA Piper’s Litigation and Regulatory practice group in London.

He is a member of the Uganda Law Society, East African Law Society, LCIA-YIAG, Young ICCA, the Institute of Transnational Arbitration and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


  • Master of Laws (Comparative and International Dispute Resolution), School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London
  • Bachelor of Laws from Uganda Christian University – Mukono
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre (bar qualification).