Christopher Walugembe

Partner

Christopher is a corporate and commercial law Partner based in Kuwait and has been with the firm since February 2010. Prior to joining ASAR, Christopher practiced with a top tier law firm in Uganda and lectured commercial and corporate law at leading universities in Uganda for four years.

Christopher has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law matters including the representation of local and foreign clients in franchise, establishment of Kuwaiti companies, employment, competition law, mergers and acquisitions and agency/distributorship related matters.

Qualifications

Professional
Admitted to the Uganda Bar, 2007.
Member, East Africa Law Society, 2007
Member, Uganda Law Society, 2007
Academic
Masters of Law (LLM), Corporate and Commercial law (First Class Honors), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2005-2006
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Makerere University, Uganda, 2000-2004
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Bar Course), Law Development Center, Uganda, 2005

Experience highlights

Acquisition of Refrigeration Oxygen Company

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Acquisition of Refrigeration Oxygen Company

 Chris acted on behalf of Praxair Inc. in acquiring a significant stake in Refrigeration Oxygen Limited Company WLL in Kuwait and its Qatari subsidiary. The transaction had a value of USD102-million.

Restructuring of IKEA regional franchise operations

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Restructuring of IKEA regional franchise operations

Chris advised a high net worth Kuwaiti family that owns the IKEA franchise in restructuring its operations in Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan and Morocco.

Acquisition of Talabat

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Acquisition of Talabat

 Chris acted as part of the team that advised on the acquisition by Rocket Internet of Talabat General Trading and Contracting Company WLL. Talabat is a pioneer online food delivery business in Kuwait with operations in Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar partnering with over 1,300 restaurants in these countries.

Privatization of KPC non-core activities

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Privatization of KPC non-core activities

 Chris acted as part of the team that advised Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries on the KPC Private Sector Participation Programme that was established to encourage private sector participation in certain of KPC’s non-core activities.