Christopher Walugembe > ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners > Kuwait City, Kuwait > Lawyer Profile

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Levels 36, 37 (main reception) & 38 Assima Tower
Othman Bin Affan St

Work Department

Agency & Distributorship; Corporate; Employment; Franchising; Competition; Mergers & Acquisitions; Data Protection & Privacy




Christopher is a corporate and commercial law Partner based in Kuwait and has been with the firm since February 2010. Prior to joining ASAR, Christopher practiced with a top tier law firm in Uganda and lectured commercial and corporate law at leading universities in Uganda for four years.

Christopher has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law matters including the representation of local and foreign clients in franchise, establishment of Kuwaiti companies, employment, competition law, mergers and acquisitions and agency/distributorship related matters.

Professional Experience

Acquisition of Refrigeration Oxygen Company –  Led Praxair Inc.’s acquisition of a significant stake in Refrigeration Oxygen Limited Company WLL and its Qatari subsidiary, valued at USD102 million

Restructuring of IKEA regional franchise operations – Provided strategic guidance to a high net worth Kuwaiti family owning the IKEA franchise, restructuring operations across Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, and Morocco
Acquisition of Talabat –  Contributed to advising Rocket Internet on the acquisition of Talabat General Trading and Contracting Company WLL, a pioneering online food delivery business operating across Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Oman, and Qatar
Privatization of KPC non-core activities –  Played a key role in advising Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on its Private Sector Participation Programme, aimed at privatizing non-core activities




  • Member of Uganda Law Society, 2007
  • Member of East Africa Law Society, 2007
  • Admitted to the Uganda Bar, 2007.


Masters of Law (LLM), Corporate and Commercial law (First Class Honors), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2006
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Bar Course), Law Development Center, Uganda, 2005
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Makerere University, Uganda, 2004

Program in International Taxation, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 2004