Nicholas Mwasame

Nicholas Mwasame
Senior associate

M: (+256) 77 363 4733

T: (+256) 41 423 3204

Nicholas Mwasame specialises in dispute resolution and arbitration, corporate governance, securitization and property conveyancing. He is currently a senior associate within the dispute resolution and litigation department.

He joined the firm in 2009 after completing a three month internship with the firm, and holds an LLB (Hons) from Makerere University. He is licenced to practice law in the courts of Uganda. He is currently enrolled as a student with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators completing a post graduate certificate in corporate governance.

In 2012, Nicholas was seconded to Orient Bank Limited, one of Uganda’s leading indigenous financial institutions as a head of the legal department on a four month contract. This enhanced his knowledge and expertise further in the areas of finance and securitisation.

Nicholas regularly advises financial institutions in the area of securitization in different structured lending.

Nicholas has worked on a number of assignments and regularly appears in the courts handling complex legal matters. His litigation experience is in banking and finance and corporate matters. He is also a board secretary to a number of clients under SM Registrars, the corporate secretarial and governance section of the firm.

He is a member of the East Africa Law Society, the Uganda Law Society, and the Uganda Christian Law Fraternity. Nicholas is also an ardent golfer.

Experience includes:

  • Advising on an ongoing complex matter in the Supreme Court of Uganda involving a US$4 million claim by various petroleum companies from Uganda Revenue Authority.
  • Advising on an ongoing complex litigation matter before the Constitutional Court/Court of Appeal in Uganda, involving a claim of approximately US$9 million.
  • Defending a key shareholder against a claim of US$1.4 million with regards to a major acquisition of one of the financial institutions in Uganda.
  • Acting on an acquisition of four petroleum assets valued at US$3.1 million.