Bernard is the Managing Partner of Citadel Advocates, a law firm in Uganda that specialises in legal advisory services in Project Finance and PPPs. He began his legal career with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda where he worked, first as a Legal Counsel with the Privatisation Unit and thereafter as a Legal Advisor with the Department of Project Analysis and PPPs.

Bernard has advised the Government of Uganda on a variety of government privatisation and PPP projects in areas such as evaluation of project proposals, structuring of project financing, negotiating concession agreements as well as reviewing financial, legal and technical due diligence reports and feasibility studies.

As the legal advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, he advised on projects of national interest such as the financing options for the implementation of cross border projects in the East African Community which include the Standard Gauge Railway line, crude oil pipeline, transmission lines and oil refinery. He was also instrumental in establishing the PPP Unit in Uganda where he served as Legal Advisor to the Unit following his secondment to the Department of Project Analysis and PPPs in 2015.

Bernard has also served on the Board of the Uganda Railways Corporation a position he held for three years.
Following his departure from the Public Sector, Bernard has since worked on a large number of PPP related engagements including being appointed by the World Bank as a PPP Consultant for Uganda.
Bernard is currently aspiring for the presidency of Uganda Law Society which he intends to transform into a modern, respectable and fearless Bar Association.

5 thoughts on “Meet Bernard Oundo as Uganda Law Society goes to the polls

  1. A vote for Benard is a vote for a brave new bar that works for all members including young Advocates.
    I endorse him for the job.

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