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The highly recommended team at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah is often instructed by international and domestic banks on high-value transactions. Practice head Seth Asante led advice to African Export-Import Bank on a number of matters, including a $20m revolving trade finance facility between the client and FirstAtlantic Bank. The team includes associates Frank Nimako Akowuah and Sandra Baffoe-Bonnie Anaman.

ENSafrica’s ‘reliable’ team acts for foreign and domestic financial institutions on all aspects of banking and financing matters, including trade and commodity finance, acquisition finance and project finance. Paa Kwesi Morrison, who has ‘a strong reputation’, advised Standard Chartered Bank as the lender on various issues regarding a $15m facility to Enterprise Properties, including the review and drafting of a facility agreement and security agreements. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia heads the group and ‘dedicated and knowledgeable’ senior associate Anita Sekyi-Yorke is also noted.

Regarded as ‘responsive, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with’, Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys is noted for its ‘good business acumen’ in a wide spectrum of financing matters. The firm is headed by the ‘very responsiveKimathi Kuenyehia, Sr, who ‘has in-depth knowledge and a strong business sense’.

AB & David Law often assists international and national banks with the full gamut of banking and financing matters, including project financing and regulatory issues. David Ofosu-Dorte, who specialises in energy and infrastructure matters, is the key contact.

At Ashong Benjamin & Associates Lawyers, the ‘very responsive’ group has ‘strong acumen and industry knowledge’, with particular expertise in project financing. Group head Marian Ekua Hayfron-Benjamin has experience advising local banks on major project financings in the energy sector. Founding partner David Addo Ashong is also recommended.

Fugar & Company has considerable experience in all aspects of banking and finance law, including advising on local and international loan financing, syndicated lending and regulatory matters. Lawrence Otoo is a name to note.

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy has a notable association with Dentons, and the team’s expertise includes project finance and securitisation. Merene Botsio Benyah is highly recommended.

In addition to the firm’s strong regulatory offering, Mercer & Company’s team covers syndicated lending, project finance and restructurings. Andrew Mercer is a key name.

Ntrakwah & Co’s ‘very professional’ team has ‘a deep knowledge of the industry’ and considerable experience assisting clients with loan and regulatory matters, among other issues. ‘Very prompt’ co-head Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah acted for NDK Asset Management on a number of debt recovery matters. Co-head Felix Ntrakwah is also noted.

Part of DLA Piper’s Africa group, Reindorf Chambers’ team advises local and international banks on all areas of trade and project finance in the mining, energy, telecoms and real estate sectors, among others. Fui Tsikata and Kizzita Mensah are names to note.

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