Patson W. Arinaitwe

LLB (Hons) UCU, Dip. Lp. (LDC), LLM (Aberdeen-UK)

Partner, Kampala

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Patson W. Arinaitwe is a Uganda and UK trained lawyer licensed to practice law in all Courts of Judicature in Uganda. He joined Signum Advocates as Partner in January 2018 from Sebalu & Lule Advocates, where he has been a key member of the Dispute Resolution, Energy and Infrastructure Practice groups. Patson joins Signum Advocates with immense experience of over nine years advising on some of the biggest infrastructure projects and handling complex disputes at both the trial and appellate levels.

He has experience advising clients from different sectors including energy and extractive industries, petroleum, insurance, banking and finance, telecommunication, transport, agriculture among others. He is also experienced in litigation and has undertaken specialised training in trial advocacy, international arbitration and interest-based negotiation.

In 2015, Patson was seconded to the global law firm of Mayer Brown International LLP in its London office and Blackstone Chambers in London-UK where he worked under specialized barristers and solicitors in projects and infrastructure work, power, mining, construction and engineering and international commercial arbitration.

Patson holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Uganda Christian University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice of the Law Development Centre and a Master of Laws (with a distinction) in Oil and Gas Law of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen-UK. He is retained as a professional advisor to the bar course students at Law Development Centre.

Patson is a member of the Uganda Law Society, the East African Law Society and Energy Institute, United Kingdom.


  • Oil & Gas, Energy and Infrastracture
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution & Commercial Arbitration
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Employment & Employee Benefits Advisory and Litigation
  • Insurance fraud litigation.