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Managing Partner
CM Advocates LLP - Uganda > Bridgit NAMBOOZE MUSUMBA

Experience & Background Education

Bridget obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University in 2011, graduating as the best overall student of her class. She subsequently pursued a Masters Degree in Corporate Law from Newnham College, University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.

Bridget is experienced in a broad range of Corporate Transactions and corporate advisory work, including Mergers & Acquisitions (with particular emphasis on cross-border M&A), corporate finance, and due diligence investigations, Real Estate acquisition and management. She also regularly advises private companies on matters of general corporate law and regulatory compliance.

Bridget has considerable hands-on experience in debt restructuring of distressed enterprises and general corporate restructuring.

In 2017, Bridget was awarded a LEX Africa fellowship to work at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington DC in the USA. That same year, she was ranked among the ‘Top 40 Influential Women under 40‘by the New Vision, Uganda’s Leading Daily newspaper, and was nominated as a ‘Young Female Lawyer of the Year’ by the Uganda Law Society.

She was the Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs at General Machinery Group of Companies including: Victoria Motors Limited, Victoria Equipment Ltd, Victoria Engineering and Pumps Limited, Mercantile-  Car Rentals Ltd, Sustech Ltd.

Bridget previously worked as a senior associate at Katende Ssempebwa and Company Advocates

Sample Transactions

  • Represented BRAC International, the number one Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), in the world with the transfer of business as a going concern to a BRAC subsidiary, mandated to operate as a Tier Two financial entity.
  • Advised and represented East Africa’s largest dairy processing company on the USD 27,000,000 cross-border acquisition of Uganda’s dairy market leader.
  • Represented the interests of a multinational banking conglomerate and undertaking all pre-merger steps prior to an acquisition of a majority stake in one of the oldest and major commercial banks in Uganda.
  • Provided pre-investment advisory services to a UK based international development agency in respect of acquisition and management of real estate in Uganda.
  • Advised and represented one of Africa’s largest trade and development banks on the grant of a USD 49,300,000 capacity expansion facility to a domestic cement processing company.
  • Provided transactional legal services support to one of Africa’s leading asset managing consortiums in respect of implementation of its pilot African property development fund valued at over USD 50,000,000

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