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Winnie Kyomuhendo

Winnie Kyomuhendo

Senior Associate, Sebalu & Lule Advocates

Winnie Kyomuhendo’s corporate practice covers corporate and commercial law, M&A, private equity and capital markets. She advises local and multinational entities and financial institutions, as well as international counsel, on legal, regulatory, financing and transactional mandates.

In highlight transactional matters in equity capital markets, Winnie advised a publicly-traded financial services group on a rights issue, and acted for a regional insurer on a landmark and first-of-its-kind public offer of securities to a targeted market (savings and credit cooperative societies in Uganda).

In corporate M&A, Winnie advised dfcu Bank for its purchase of the assets and assumption of liabilities of Crane Bank, acted for a regional gourmet restaurant chain on an equity acquisition and business restructuring and advised a multinational media and digital marketing communications company in its acquisition of a local agency.

Experience has included advising:

  • CIC Africa (Uganda), on a landmark and first-of-its-kind USD3 million public offer of securities to targeted investors (savings and credit cooperative societies in Uganda);
  • dfcu Bank, as transaction advisor and project manager, for dfcu Bank’s purchase of the assets and assumption of liabilities of Crane Bank following the placement of Crane Bank into receivership by the Central Bank; the transaction being the largest banking sector acquisition in Uganda;
  • dfcu Limited, on its USD55 million rights issue and listing of additional shares on the Uganda Securities Exchange;
  • Centenary Bank, on a corporate reorganization by which the bank is altering its corporate structure by creating a holding company structure, transferring the banking business undertaking to a banking subsidiary and forming specialist subsidiaries;
  • Savannah Commodities and Grainpulse Limited, two indigenous agro-commodity companies, in relation to a business reorganization and subsequent equity investment by K+S AG, a German chemical company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange;
  • Uganda Securities Exchange, on its demutualization (conversion from a member-owned exchange to a self-regulating for-profit entity);
  • ECP Investments on the disposal of its equity stake in the Ugandan subsidiaries of Nairobi Java House Limited, the region’s leading restaurant chain; and
  • The publicly-traded Mauritius Union Assurance Company Limited for its indirect equity acquisition (and proposed amalgamation with a local affiliate) of a local insurance company.

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Uganda (2014)

Education

  • University of Cape Town, Master of Law (Commercial Law) (2019)
  • Graduate Member, Chartered Governance Institute (2018)
  • Law Development Centre, Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (bar qualification) (2012)
  • Makerere University, Bachelor of Law (2011)

Memberships

  • Chartered Governance Institute
  • East Africa Law Society
  • Uganda Law Society