Birungi Kaburara-Mugisha

Partner & COO | Corporate & Financial Advisory







Birungi is a Partner in the Corporate and Financial Advisory practice with over 12 years of specializing in corporate & financial advisory. She doubles as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. She has acted for local and international clients in a variety of industries including financial services, energy, insurance, telecommunications, agribusiness, manufacturing, and food & beverages on major merger and acquisition transactions, restructurings as well as on private equity investments, employment, corporate governance, and regulatory advisor.
She has proven extensive experience in financial advisory on acquisitions, projects, and asset finance and has previously advised corporations, financial sponsors, and financial institutions across a wide spectrum of domestic and cross-border secured and unsecured lending in the infrastructure, construction, and energy sectors.
Birungi is recognized as a leading/recommended lawyer by the following reputable rating agency and its publication:

  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate guide 2022, 2021,2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 – Rising Star
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2018 – Next Generation Lawyer

Professional Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) – Makerere University
  • Diploma in Legal Practice – Law Development Centre

Deal Highlights

  • Transaction Counsel to the Central Bank of Uganda advising on the enactment of the regulations relating to the introduction of Islamic Banking in Uganda
  • Advised a leading European development finance institution on the project financing of six mini hydro power plants of combined capacity of over 40MW worth over USD 50 million.
  • Advised a consortium of UAE-based Lenders on a syndicated facility of USD 80 million to a leading bank in Uganda.
  • Advised a leading development financing institution in respect of financing for the construction and development of a leading Hotel.
  • Advised a leading European development financing institution in financing the development of a 10MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Project in Eastern Uganda.
  • Advised on the PPP Guidelines for the Government of Uganda
  • Advised on the development and construction of the 1445km East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project by the Government of Uganda and the Uganda National Oil Company.
  • Advised a leading public education institution in Uganda on the commercial development of the largest real estate portfolio development in Kampala under a public-private partnership (PPP) framework.
  • Advised on an acquisition by a pan-African insurance company of a Ugandan insurance company.
  • Advised a leading Financial Institution on the largest cross-border Insolvency and Business Rescue in Uganda.