Joseph Edmond Kalinaki


Joseph Edmond Kalinaki

Senior Partner

Head of Banking, Finance and Innovation

Bwire, Kalinaki & Co. Advocates.

LL.M (Camb.) (UK), LL.B Hons (MUK), Dip. LP (LDC)


Office: +256 704 055954

Mobile: +256 776 109046 / +256 703 838512


Kalinaki is a Senior Partner in the Firm and Head of Commercial/Banking and Finance. He has been involved in the practice of Law for over Sixteen years primarily as a Corporate Legal Advisor, Academician and Litigator. He is currently the Legal Advisory Manager, Uganda National Social Security Fund (NSSF). He is also a Lecturer at the Uganda Christian University, Mukono where he specializes in teaching Civil Procedure and Practice and, Business Transactions. His primary areas of expertise and interest lie in the areas of Investment Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Finance, Social Security Law and International Dispute Settlement.


• Advocate, High Court of Uganda

• Member, Uganda Law Society

• Member, East African Law Society

• Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.


Kalinaki received his LL.B. with honours from Makerere University in 2001 and his Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in 2003. In 2005, he obtained a Master of Law in International Law from the prestigious University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Kalinaki is admitted to practice law as an Advocate of the High Court in the Republic of Uganda. His career in practice commenced in the Attorney General’s Chambers, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in 2003 where he served in the Directorate of Legal Advisory Services, Department of the Administrator General/Public Trustee and by the time he left to join the National Social Security Fund in 2012, he was the Head of the Ministry’s Regional Office in Eastern Uganda.