Ghana is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with an average annual growth rate of 7.2% over the past 13 years. Relatively transparent and stable governance, as well as an abundance of natural resources – including the recent discovery of oil – has made the country a target for investment. As well as local private equity firms, there is also increased appetite for investment from larger sponsors as part of their pan-African strategy. Private equity interest, the country’s energy reserves, and the government’s active encouragement of PPP projects have all served as strong incentives for foreign law firms to look with greater interest at Ghana. Consequently, the chapter includes a new Foreign firms ranking table and editorial to reflect those international firms with a dedicated focus on work in the country sourced from offices outside of Ghana.
Among the domestic firms’ heavy-hitters, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah and Oxford & Beaumont Solicitors are involved in a significant proportion of the market’s leading mandates and consequently both appear in the top tier of the majority of practice areas.
Firms in the spotlight
Kimathi & Partners
Kimathi & Partners is unquestionably one of the leading law firms in Ghana. It provides legal advisory services to foreign investors, foreign governments and multinationals who want to do ethical business in Ghana.
Kimathi & Partners is ranked as the ‘most reactive and responsive law firm’ and a firm ‘which keeps its promise’. It is very reliable and has no competition when it comes to responsiveness, customer service, personal attention and delivery on time.
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