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Sebalu & Lule Advocates
S&L Chambers, Plot 14, MacKinnon Road, Kampala
P.O. Box 2255 Kampala

Tel: (+256) 0312 250013
Fax: (+256) 0312 202030


Nicholas Ecimu heads the firm’s practice in energy, oil & gas and mining and project and infrastructure and is an established practitioner in the power sector, acting on the mandate of the world’s leading development financial institutions, the Government of Uganda and governmental agencies and private infrastructure entities.

Transactional highlights including acting as local counsel to the lenders for the US$ 900 million initial and additional project financing of the Bujagali II hydro-power dam project and acting for the Government of Uganda for the concession of assets of Uganda’s sole copper mine, Kilembe Mines.

In oil & gas, Nicholas is retained as legal advisor by two of three oil companies licensed to conduct oil exploration and production activities in Uganda and has acted as local counsel for a high-level feasibility study into the construction of an oil pipeline. In electricity and mining, Nicholas is retained as legal counsel by a successor company mandated to manage electricity generation in Uganda and the cement manufacturing subsidiary of Lafarge,

Nicholas also practices in M&A and acted as legal advisor for Rabobank and NORFUND’s landmark equity acquisition in dfcu Limited, a listed company; the resultant share transfer being the largest ever equity block trade in the history of the Uganda Securities Exchange.

In 2006, Nicholas was seconded to Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, one of South Africa’s leading law firms, as a Visiting Attorney where he advised on the Huambo hydro-electricity project.

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Laws degree of Makerere University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice of the Law Development Centre and has attended a number of specialized courses administered by Euro-money Training Solutions, London in oil & gas law, international financial law and loan documentation & securitization and oil & gas law. He is also a Graduate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), London.

He is a member of the Uganda Law Society and the East African Law Society.

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