Oil And Gas: KAA Adds Energy Law Expert As New Partner

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The largest Ugandan law firm, Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) has on Monday, 3rd July 2023 announced the admission of a new energy law expert into its large partnership bringing the total number of active partners to 11.

Mr. Martin Erone, who told LegalReports he is ” honored to join an established team of partners at KAA,” is a seasoned lawyer with extensive experience in the energy sector and joins the law firm’s corporate advisory department to specifically focus on the firm’s energy and infrastructure law practice as it seeks to “bolster” its “capacity to render world-class legal services within the Energy practice space.”

At the time of joining KAA, Mr. Martin Erone has about 25 years of experience as a lawyer and 14 of these have been spent at the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), a government agency responsible for buying electricity in bulk from generating companies and selling it to distribution companies – where he rose through the ranks from the position of Legal Officer to Company Secretary, the office he held until his admission into KAA.

The addition of Mr. Martin Erone into the ranks of KAA comes at a time when Uganda is engaged in commercial severe energy and infrastructure development and indicates the law firm’s continuous leadership and strategic positioning as the go-to advisor on energy and natural resources.

Mr. Erone joins an energy law practice that includes lawyers such as Mr. Elly Karuhanga, who has been Chairman of Uganda’s Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, and Elison Karuhanga, who has distinguished himself as a thought leader on Energy going by his large body of commentary on the topic.

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“ Martin has over the years of his professional work life, participated in several transactions in the Energy space within the East African region including; the negotiation of local and regional Power Sales & Related Agreements; the negotiation of funding documents for the Karuma and Isimba Power dams and the refinancing of the Bujagali Hydro Electric plant. He was also heavily involved in the development and implementation of the GETFIT project which led to the development of a legal framework for renewable energy projects in Uganda. This project resulted to the successful development of over 18 renewable power projects.

He also oversaw the procurement of over-transmission lines and substation EPC contracts and other related service contracts, among several key transactions. Martin has also participated in the implementation of several EPC contracts including advising on contract implementation as well as the implementation of the related project resettlement action plans.”

The law firm said in the announcement.

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