Project Finance & Infrastructure

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Project Finance & Infrastructure

The enactment of the Public Private Partnerships Act, 2015, provided a consolidated legal framework and institutional structures to regulate and streamline the development and implementation of Public Private Partnerships (PPP’s) in the country. Our Firm is at the cutting edge in handling projects in the PPP sector.

We offer innovative solutions to clients on all aspects of projects in different sectors such as: Oil & Gas pipelines, information and computer technology, telecommunication and telecommunication networks, road construction and highway maintenance, education, health care facilities, power and energy related facilities, agricultural processing industries, extraction and processing of mineral raw materials, tourist infrastructure facilities, sports and recreational facilities, public housing, court facilities to mention but a few.

We advise on every legal aspect from:

    • project assessment
    • procurement strategy,
    • tax structuring and planning
    • negotiating and drafting of project contracts and other documents
    • environmental planning and cleanups, risk allocation, financial structuring and documentation
    • insurance
    • operations and management
    • asset management
    • dispute resolution
    • consolidation and restructuring

Project Finance

KATS is a front runner in the field of Project Finance. It was ranked a Tier 1 Firm in Project development in the 2023 IFLR1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms and Lawyers.

The Firm is highly regarded for its innovativeness in the area of Project Finance. We are involved in all transactional aspects of a project’s lifespan including but not limited to Public Private Partnerships, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financing, Refinancing, Restructuring. We aid in finding long-term financing of infrastructure and industrial projects based upon the projected cash flows of the projects.

We are knowledgeable about the technical aspects of projects in various industries and as such, we can anticipate potential project risks and give pragmatic advice to help you mitigate your financial risks. Our team is proficient at negotiating and drafting project finance documentation for complex projects in different industries.

We have represented Project sponsors, Investors, Contractors, Borrowers, the Government, Financial Institutions (both local and international – Development and Investment Financial Institutions), Export Credit Agencies and as such, we are keenly aware of what drives all parties at the table. This makes us the preferred advisers for major project finance transactions.

Key Contacts

Sim K. Katende
Alice N. Blazevic
Associate Partner
Sophia S. Nampijja
Senior Associate