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Partner

Christopher Walugembe

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 as well as agency and distributorship related matters.

Christopher-Walugembe

Personal Info

+965 229 22700
Kuwait

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Bar Course), Law Development Center, Uganda, 2005
  • Program in International Taxation, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 2004
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Makerere University, Uganda, 2004
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Corporate and Commercial law (first class honors), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2006
  • Member of Uganda Law Society, 2007
  • Member of East Africa Law Society, 2007
  • Admitted to the Uganda Bar, 2007.

Practice Areas

  • Agency & Distributorship Corporate Employment Franchising Competition Mergers & Acquisitions Data Protection & Privacy
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Professional Experience

Education

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

Professional Experience

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
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.