Regulated profession

All Ugandan attorneys (advocates) are members of the Uganda Law Society (www.uls.or.ug) and subject to regulations pertaining to professional conduct, confidentiality, independence, professional training, professional liability insurance and other matters. They are also subject to legislation aimed at preventing money laundering and terrorism (the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013) Laws of Uganda. Under these rules, attorneys are required to verify the identity of each client and its representative(s) and to report certain unusual transactions to the Financial Intelligence Authority (www.fia.go.ug)