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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah advises a wide range of clients in the financial services sector, including banks and insurance companies. It advised Afreximbank on a $150m currency swap arrangement. In another highlight, it advised Standard Bank on the provision of a $50m revolving uncommitted letter of credit and the refinancing of a substantial loan to Chase Petroleum. Head of team Seth Asante is recommended. The team is also adept at advising on complex regulatory issues.

ENSafrica continues to act on major deals for financial institutions and bilateral agencies, with niche expertise in agricultural financing. It advised the joint bookrunners on the issuance of a series of bonds by the government of Ghana under its GHS2bn long-term domestic bond programme. The practice has been advising the African Development Bank on various matters, including providing it with a legal opinion for a $15m facility to uniBank Ghana. Paa Kwesi Morrison and Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia have a wealth of experience.

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys receives a steady flow of referral work from foreign law firms and regularly advises major multinationals. Clients include African Finance Corporation and the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. It advised Deutsche Bank (Singapore branch) on the financing of an accounts receivables purchase facility to Tata Motors and Tata Africa Holding (Ghana). Kimathi Kuenyehia is noted for project finance and has experience of acting for US multinationals and Fortune 500 entities doing business in Ghana.

AB & David Law advises national and international banks in areas such as energy and project finance. David Ofosu-Dorte is a name to note.

Fugar & Company handles the full spectrum of banking and finance mandates, including project and acquisition finance, capital markets and refinancing. In addition, the firm receives a steady flow of referrals from international law firms. Lawrence Otoo is recommended.

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy advised the lenders on financing the Touton Group in relation to cocoa processing operations in Ghana. The firm benefits from an association with Dentons. Merene Botsio Benyah is a key name.

Mercer & Company advises on a broad spectrum of national and international transactions, with Andrew Mercer a name to note. Clients include Expresso Ghana.

Ntrakwah & Co’s ‘strong and meticulous team’ has some excellent clients. Felix Ntrakwah is commended for his ‘communication, listening and people skills and prompt responses to clients’ instructions’. Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah ‘puts clients at ease’.

Reindorf Chambers has expertise in trade finance and project finance across a range of sectors, including energy, telecoms and real estate. It recently advised the mandated lead arranger on a $75m financing of a major power generation company. Fui Tsikata is rated for his work in energy and natural resources, and Kizzita Mensah is well regarded for project finance and international investment.

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    On 10 August 2017 the Luxembourg Stock Exchange announced that all domestic and foreign issuers operating on the regulated market (Bourse de Luxembourg) or on the multilateral trading facility (Euro MTF) of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange must provide their legal entity identifier (“LEI ”) codes to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange before 15 September 2017.
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    On 7 June 2017, the official ceremony for the signing of the multilateral instrument (“MLI”) took place bringing to a close a process initiated last year when a consensus was reached on the wording of the MLI on 24 November 2016 (see also our newsflash dated 2 December 2016, available on our website www.arendt.com section Publications/Newsflash).
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