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Nicholas Ecimu heads Sebalu & Lule’s practice in projects and infrastructure, oil and gas and mining, and is an established practitioner in the power sector. He acts on the mandate of the world’s leading development financial institutions, the Government of Uganda, governmental agencies, global infrastructure entities and project sponsors.

Transactional highlights include acting as local counsel to the lenders for the project financing of the 250 MW Bujagali II hydro-power project, advising the Government of Uganda for the concession of assets of Uganda’s sole copper mine and advising the EPC contractors on special-case procurements to construct the US$ 3.2 billion standard gauge railway and the 600 MW Karuma dam. In 2006, Nicholas was seconded to a leading South African law firm where he, as Visiting Attorney, advised on the Gove hydroelectric power station in Huambo, Angola.

Nicholas also acted for two global renewable energy companies on the set-up of the first-ever solar power plants in Uganda under the GET FiT Program.

In oil and gas, Nicholas represents two international oil and gas operators and has acted as local counsel for a high-level feasibility study into the construction of an oil pipeline in Uganda.

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


  • Bachelor of Laws, Makerere University
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre (bar qualification)
  • Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators