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Aisha is a UK-trained Commercial Lawyer who has cut out a niche in energy, infrastructure, corporate finance, commercial transactions, and construction, as well as financing under the Loan Market Association documentation.

She holds a Master of Laws degree in International Commercial Law from University of Kent (UK), and she is admitted as an Advocate and Commissioner for Oaths in Uganda and Tanzania. Aisha has also undertaken professional training courses on the FIDIC  construction contracts and public private partnerships.

Aisha has previously acted as counsel to a number of leading multi-national corporations operating in East Africa, such as SABMiller, Standard Chartered Bank, Standard Bank, Barclays Bank, Total E&P, Tullow Oil and more. In Uganda, Aisha has also acted for International Banks Including: the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, African-Import Export Bank (Afrexim Bank), HSBC Bank UK and Lloyds TSB.

Aisha is lead counsel on a number of power projects in Uganda and has acted for various hydro power companies such as ARPE Limited, the owner and operator of the largest privately owned hydro- power project in Uganda (83 MW) worth over USD 200 million, Bugoye Hydro Limited (owner of 13 MW project), Muvumbe Hydro power project (6.5 MW), Butama Hydro Limited (5 MW), Achwa HPP3 Limited (8.4 MW), Achwa HPP4 Limited (10.5 MW) and Achwa HPPS (5 MW).

Aisha has experience in corporate restructuring, private equity. capital markets and mergers & acquisitions. Aisha acted as counsel for Berkeley Energy Fund during the recent acquisition of the Bugoye Hydro Limited from TronderEnergi and Norfund.

She continues to advise Berkeley on a number of prospective acquisitions in Uganda Aisha has acted as counsel to various major companies including; the National Insurance Corporation (listed on the Uganda Stock Exchange) for a rights issue and a bonus issue worth over USD 5 million; the African Agricultural Capital Fund in a number of private equity investments totaling over USD 10 million; Uchumi Super Market during the cross listing on the Uganda Stock Exchange; Kakira Sugar Works (1985) Limited during the restructuring  into Kakira Sugar Limited and Madhvani Group Limited; Agri-business Initiative during the restructuring to aBi Trust and aBi Finance Limited.

Areas of Practice
Education
LLM, International Commercial Law,
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
LLB,
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice,
Law Development Centre, Kampala
Certificate in Public Private Partnership Skills and Competency Development,
Institute of Public Private Partnerships (IP3), Arlington, USA
Certificate in Executing Effective Due Diligence,
Siti Training Institute of East Africa.
Certificate in International Petroleum Law,
International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC), Boston, USA.
Certificate in International Petroleum Business,
International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC), Boston, USA.
Certificate in Lease Finance by Sudhir Amembal of Amembal & Associates,
9th African Leasing Convention, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Memberships
Advocate and Commissioner for Oaths in Uganda
Deputy General Secretary, East Africa Law Society
Uganda Law Society
East Africa Law Society
Uganda Women Lawyer’s Association
International Bar Association
Advocate and Commissioner for Oaths in the United Republic of Tanzania