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Nicholas Ecimu is an established practitioner in the power and infrastructure sector (electricity, oil and gas and mining). 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 and refinancing 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 Sinohydro Corporation, the EPC contractor for the 600 MW Karuma dam. 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 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 possesses corporate expertise and has headlined a number of significant M&A and private equity mandates.


  • Makerere University, Bachelor of Laws
  • Law Development Centre, Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (bar qualification)