Lastone Gulume


Lastone Gulume



Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Master of Laws (LLM), University of South Wales.
  • Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip LP), Law Development Centre.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons), Uganda Christian University
  • Member, Uganda Law Society
    Member, East African Law Society

Profile Summary

Lastone Gulume is the Practice Director and Head, Dispute Resolution Department (ADR & Litigation Practice) at ALP Advocates. He has a demonstrable record of efficient and effective client advisory in the areas of Arbitration, Litigation, Tax, Trade and Investment law, Corporate and Commercial Law Practice, Regional Integration, Intellectual Property, Public Interest Litigation and Immigration law.

Lastone Gulume is a registered Insolvency Practitioner and a Commissioner for Oaths.

Some of the key matters he has handled are;

  • Tax advisory and successful representation of an International company to recover VAT erroneously paid at importation of exempt imports securing a UGX 1.5 bn award from URA.
  • Tax advisory and successful representation of an International Company to challenge assessment of penalty/interest charged on outstanding tax by URA.
  • Assisting in a successful appeal challenging a decision of the Tax Appeals Tribunal on classification of an International Agricultural Company’s supplies, entitling the client to VAT input credit. (zero rated v exempt supplies).
  • Lead counsel on the Commercial advisory and successful representation of a client on setting aside part of an arbitral award of USD 1 Million in damages.
  • Successfully represented clients in Courts of Uganda on matters of Arbitration, Debt Recovery, Execution, Employment Matters and Commercial Transactions


  • Gulume, B. L., ‘Revisiting the Integration Agenda: An EAC Case Study on the Free Movement for Workers – Lessons from Brexit’ LLM Dissertation, University of South Wales, United Kingdom (2020).
  • Chambers Global Practice Guides, ‘Government Contracts and Public Procurement Guide’ co-author under Arcadia Advocates, (Chambers and Partners).
  • Gulume, B. L., ‘Intellectual Property Rights in Uganda: An analysis of the efficacy of the Intellectual Property System in the Protection of Patent Rights’ LLB Dissertation, Uganda Christian University, Mukono (2015).
  • ‘Free Movement of Professional Services in post-COVID-19: Mutual Recognition Agreements in the EAC—A Way Forward’ June 2021.
  • Double Licensing of Specially Regulated Professions and Businesses? June 2021.
  • Regulating Money Lending Business: Uganda’s New Regulatory Framework,
  • International Double Taxation Avoidance: Uganda’s strides under the EAC – DTA and a Hope for a better tax legal regime,
  • The Impact of Gender Discrimination on Economic Growth: Uganda’s Case,
  • Public Procurement: Lessons for PDEs and Bidders – Galleria in Africa v UEDCL,
  • Is there need to distinguish workers from service suppliers under the EAC Common Market Protocol?
  • Tendering and Admission of Evidence: The Judicial (Visual – Audio Link) Rules – Steps towards online proceedings etc. (see:
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