Gift Luate Emmanuel Natalino


Practice Areas

Short Biography

Gift holds a Bachelors of Laws (LLB) Degree from Uganda Christian University (UCU) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC), Uganda. He is an advocate of the High Court of South Sudan and a member of the South Sudan Bar Association and the East African Law Society. His practice covers corporate and commercial law, employment law, Regional Integration Law, Intellectual Property Law, Land Transactions & Conveyance, Insurance Law, infrastructure law, Media Law, Energy Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration. He is passionate about writing and publication, law reform and legislative drafting. He has experience in advising on establishment of businesses & investments, regulatory and compliance matters and has acted for reputable corporate institutions, NGOs and Civil Society Organisations. Some of his notable work include — provided business and legal advisory services to local and international companies seeking to set up their business in South Sudan on matters such as the ideal business model, corporate structure, corporate governance and compliance: Provided legal advice to a foreign water production, engineering consultancy and events and advertising companies with significant interests in investing in South Sudan; and consulting support to NGOs on development of policy briefs, pocket guides and trainings on Transitional Justice.


  • Article on ‘Implications of the Mayom County – August 7 extra-judicial execution to the justice sector’, August 15, 2022.
  • Article on ‘Enactment of a succession law: How it enhances equality and the right of women to inherit property in South Sudan’, March 26, 2022
  • Article on ‘Lawyer’s fees: How its regulation enhances access to justice in South Sudan’, May 3, 2022
  • Article on ‘The role of the Judiciary in enhancing access to justice in South Sudan’, July 26, 2021
  • Article on ‘The sharing of matrimonial property, yet an enduring debate’, City Review Daily newspaper, November 2022.
  • Opinion on ‘ Is the President’s appointment of state officials within the legal precincts’, February 27, 2021
  • Opinion on ‘Has the Government of South Sudan fulfilled or is it fulfilling the right to health or is the right to health a mere fallacy’, March 4, 2021
  • Article on ‘Blood Compensation (Dia): Does it serve the purpose of criminal punishment?’, December 27, 2020.
  • Article on South Sudan Guns: are soldiers allowed to privately use guns or ammunitions?’, November 8, 2020.
  • Article on ‘ Is a child allowed to be with his or her imprisoned or detained mother?’, November 3, 2020
  • Article on ‘Death by hanging: Is there need to reform South Sudan’s death penalty?’, October 29, 2020
  • Article on ‘Rape: The need to reform South Sudan’s Penal provision on rape’, October 19, 2020.
  • Article on ‘ Ravaging inflation: What a change of currency means to the South Sudan economy’, October 11, 2020
  • Opinion on ‘ Rape: The implications of the rulings of the South Sudan General court martial’, October 9, 2020
  • ALP Law Article No 2/2022 on ‘Countering the constraints on Trademark protection in South Sudan’, December 2022, accessible at
  • Opinion on ‘The sharing of matrimonial property yet an enduring debate in South Sudan’, City Review Daily newspaper, December 1, 2022
  • Opinion on ‘Prohibition of domestic transactions in foreign currency: is it a good case for the South Sudanese pounds?’, January 27, 2023.
  • Opinion on ‘Unpermitted meetings or ceremonies on public roads or streets are punishable by law’, City Review Daily newspaper, February 2, 2023.
  • Opinion on ‘Enhancing logistics and warehouse service in East Africa through responsive solutions’, City Review Daily newspaper, February 10, 2023
  • Opinion on ‘ Can you be arrested and prosecuted for breaking an agreement?’, City Review Daily newspaper, February 23, 2023
  • Opinion on ‘You cannot enter or leave South Sudan with more than SSP 5,000: what BoSS directive means’, City Review Daily newspaper, March 3, 2023
  • Opinion on ‘Why private prosecution offers steady solution for trial of Gender Based Violence cases’, City Review Daily newspaper, March 11, 2023

Mediation Services

The ALP Conflict Resolution Hub Mediation Service provides the most advanced global rules intended to assist parties and mediators to take maximum advantage of the flexible procedures available in mediation for the resolution of disputes quickly and economically.
The Mediation Service guides parties that opt for Dispute Management Clauses in their project contracts wherein the parties to the contract can jointly appoint a mediator to work together, in a more collaborative and mutually beneficial environment and oversee that their contracts proceed smoothly.

Arbitration Services

The ALP Conflict Resolution Hub Arbitration Service is based on the most efficient Arbitration Rules which help the parties and arbitrator to use the best available global practice for the resolution of domestic and international disputes quickly and economically by way of administered arbitration on global standards.
Additionally, the Arbitration Service provides for the appointment of emergency arbitrators, which allows the parties in need of emergency interim reliefs to make such applications even before the constitution of the regular arbitral tribunal.

Conciliation Services

The ALP Conflict Resolution Hub Conciliation Service provides an impartial, fast and effective conciliation operating to a uniformly high standard in both the public and private sector.
Participation in the Conciliation Service processes is voluntary, and so are the outcomes.Solutions are reached only by consensus whether by negotiation and agreements facilitated between the parties themselves or by the parties agreeing to settlement terms proposed by the Hub Conciliation Officer who treats as confidential all information received during the course of conciliation and the service is informal and non-legalistic in practice.

Ombudsman Services

The ALP Conflict Resolution Hub Ombudsman Service is a confidential, impartial and informal service that facilitates the resolution of disputes. A Hub Ombudsman helps parties analyze problems and assists in identifying options and can, only if requested, become involved in trying to resolve issues.
What’s more, the Hub Ombudsman Service alert managements to systemic trends and issues and makes recommendations for necessary changes in their fields.