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James Mukasa Sebugenyi specialises in dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration) and has participated in significant cases covering mainstream areas of law such as commercial contracts, real estate and product liability, and in specialised spheres such as constitutional law, property fraud, telecommunications, energy, expropriated properties, utilities, employee benefits and aviation negligence.

In a highlight mandate, James acted for British American Tobacco Uganda in prosecuting a landmark economic rights constitutional petition to challenge the Tobacco Control Act 2015 before the Constitutional Court.

James has undertaken specialised litigation training from the prestigious National Institute of Trial Advocacy in Colorado, USA, the world’s premier continuing legal education provider of trial advocacy skills, and the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, where he received training in trial advocacy instruction. He has participated in numerous seminars and conferences around the globe as a speaker and faculty on litigation practice. James is also qualified as an arbitrator from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Kenya.


  • Makerere University, Bachelor of Laws
  • Law Development Centre, Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (bar qualification)