Christopher Walugembe is a Senior Associate with ASAR and has been with the firm since February 2010. He currently practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, general commercial and corporate law and routinely provides advice to local and international clients in respect to ongoing business in Kuwait and franchising arrangements. Christopher was admitted to the Uganda Bar in 2007 and is a member of the East African Law Society. He received his L.L.B from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda in 2004 and obtained a Master of Laws Degree (Corporate and Commercial Law) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 2006. Christopher’s practice language is English.
2015 / 2016 Highlights
Agency / Distributorship
- Advising foreign clients in their establishment of agency or distributorship relationships with local individuals or entities to enable them to achieve their business goals, while mitigating their legal exposure when entering into and terminating agency or distributor relationships.
- Currently advising various foreign corporates in relation to their set up of a local presence in Kuwait, including structuring advice concerning the implementation of various arrangements to address Kuwait’s foreign ownership restrictions.
- Advising and assisting businesses to establish franchise arrangements, in both single and multi-territory arrangements, and advising on appropriate and practical solutions to mitigate a franchisor or franchisee’s exposure to legal roadblocks
Mergers and Acquisitions
- Currently advising on the purchase of a 67% stake in a Kuwaiti listed entity.