Akusa Batwala

Partner

Akusa Batwala is a Partner with ASAR and has been with the firm since March 2008. Akusa currently practices in the areas of commercial and corporate law, government contracts, public private partnerships, telecommunication and employment. Akusa received her law degree from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom in June 2000. She attended the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School in 2000 and was thereafter called to the Bar of England & Wales at the Lincoln’s Inn in 2001. She received a diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Center in Uganda in December 2002 and was admitted as an Advocate to the Bar in Uganda in 2003. She is a member of the Bar of England & Wales, the Honorable Society of the Lincoln’s Inn, the Uganda Law Society and the East African Law Society. She obtained her Master’s degree in IT and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland in 2006. Akusa’s practice language is English.

abatwala@asarlegal.com
Akusa
Batwala

2015 / 2016 Highlights

PPP / PFI

  • Currently advising the Ministry of Electricity and Water and the Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) as part of the consortium (BNP Paribas, Lahmeyer International GmbH and Chadbourne & Parke LLC and ASAR) comprising the Transaction Advisor on the process of the development of an independent water and power producer comprising combined cycle turbine or conventional thermal power with sea water based desalination plant under the Law 116 of 2014 (the PPP Law) and Law 39 of 2010 (as amended).
  • Currently advising on the first integrated solar combined cycle plant in Kuwait which shall be developed pursuant to the IWPP Law (Law 39 of 2010 as amended), PPP Law (Law 116 of 2014).
  • Currently advising the MEW and KAPP as part of the consortium (BNP Paribas, Lahmeyer International GmbH and Chadbourne & Parke LLC and ASAR) comprising the Transaction Advisor on the process of the development of an independent water and power producer comprising combined cycle turbine or conventional thermal power with sea water based desalination plant under Law 116 of 2014 (the PPP Law) and the IWPP Law (Law 39 of 2010 as amended).