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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has a busy practice acting for lenders and borrowers. It advised Ghana International Bank on the grant of a substantial loan to Ghana Home Loans, and also acted as local counsel for Standard Chartered Bank and Standard Chartered Bank Ghana on a multi-currency loan facility for the construction of a tank farm. Seth Asante is ‘really hardworking and knowledgeable’.

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys regularly advises key multinationals and receives a substantial flow of referral work from foreign law firms. It is advising the US government and the Millennium Challenge Corporation on the implementation of a $498m grant to the Ghanaian government to assist it with its power supply challenges. The team also has particular strength in project financing. Kimathi Kuenyehia is ‘very responsive’.

ENSafrica/Ghana continues to act on key deals in areas such as agricultural financing, recently acting for Proparco on the provision of a loan facility of €17.5m to Ghana Rubber Estate Company. Other clients include HSBC and Rand Merchant Bank. The team advises on issues ranging from secured and unsecured credit facilities to syndicated structured financings. Paa Kwesi Morrison ‘understands how to structure deals and how to find solutions to get the deal done’. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia is also recommended.

AB & David Law advises local and international banks in areas such as energy and project finance. David Ofosu-Dorte is a key contact.

Fugar & Co handles the full range of banking and finance matters, with particular experience in project and acquisition finance, capital markets and refinancing. The firm receives a steady flow of instructions from international law firms.

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy advised Ghana International Bank on its lending to two major banks in Ghana. The firm has an association with Dentons. Merene Botsio Benyah is recommended.

Mercer & Company advises on the full range of domestic and international banking transactions. Clients include Expresso Ghana and Zoomlion Ghana. Andrew Mercer is recommended.

At Reindorf Chambers, Fui Tsikata is leading the advice to an investor regarding an investment via an offshore special purpose vehicle. Kizzita Mensah is recommended for her work in project financing. The ‘very experienced and knowledgeable’ Ekua Hayfron-Benjamin left the firm and is now at Ashong Benjamin & Associates Lawyers.

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