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Highlights for Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah included advising Leapfrog on its acquisition of 75% of the issued shares in UT Life. In another major mandate, it worked with Slaughter and May to advise on the purchase by Diageo Highlands BV of 20% of the issued shares in Guinness Ghana Breweries from Heineken Ghanaian Holdings. Kojo Bentsi-Enchill ‘really knows his stuff’ in energy and natural resources and Seth Asante has considerable transactional and private equity expertise. Susan-Barbara Adjorkor Kumapley acts for national telecoms and telecoms infrastructure companies, as well as major television and radio stations, publishers and corporates on complex IP matters.

ENSafrica is consistently involved in the most complex and high-profile transactions in Ghana, with particular experience in direct foreign investment. The large team works regularly with major international law firms and acts for global entities such as Citibank, multilateral agencies such as African Development Bank, and other significant companies, such as Chase Petroleum Ghana. It advised TMM Group on the review of an important shareholders’ agreement, and assisted Panafrican Mining Services (Ghana) with all aspects of a substantial equipment sale agreement. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia routinely attracts praise, as does ‘excellent’ managing associate Rachel Dagadu. The team is praised as having a good understanding of clients’ commercial requirements.

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys is skilled at handling multi-jurisdictional and high-value deals, as well as the financing and structuring of such deals, and has particular expertise in the energy sector. It is advising HeidelbergCement on its acquisition of Ciments de l’Afrique and its subsidiary in Ghana. In another standout matter, it is advising Google on obtaining a metro-fibre project licence in Ghana. Other clients include Unilever, Volvo and Hershey. Kimathi Kuenyehia is an experienced transactional lawyer who is dual qualified in Ghana and New York.

N. Dowuona & Company’s ‘totally dedicated’ and ‘very responsive and commercially savvy team’ is frequently involved in the most complex national and international deals, and has particular expertise in large-scale property development work. It is advising Blue Ocean and Puma Energy Distributions Ghana (both affiliates of Puma Energy Ghana) on the structuring of novel security arrangements for their petroleum supply agreements. Other key clients include Mövenpick. NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona is an ‘excellent strategic thinker who has a great understanding of the risks associated with each deal’ and clients appreciate her ‘excellent local and international experience’. Abla Masoperh ‘goes beyond the call of duty to carry out instructions often to very tight deadlines’.

At AELEX, Theophilus Emuwa regularly advises on companies’ income and petroleum profits tax issues. Kwesi Dodi is another name for corporate and commercial work, with particular skill in energy and direct investment issues. Highlights included advising SVS/QInvest on a $45m murabaha agreement. The team provides ‘timely and reliable advice’ and works hard to have a ‘good understanding of its clients’ businesses’.

Fugar & Company has a solid corporate and commercial offering and frequently advises foreign entities seeking to do business in Ghana. It is especially skilled in the oil and gas and power sectors. Lawrence Otoo is a transactional specialist and Nii Odoi Odotei advises on energy and infrastructure projects.

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy advised Aspen Pharmacare Holdings on its multimillion-dollar acquisition of a majority stake in Kama Industries, one of the leading pharmaceutical manufacturers in Ghana. The team has considerable knowledge of the mining sector and provides securities expertise. Merene Botsio Benyah is recommended for her transactional capabilities. Zoe Phillips Takyi-Appiah is notable as an expert in mining matters.

Reindorf Chambers is active in key transactions in the public and private sectors, often with a cross-border component. The team is strong on energy matters and is currently conducting a major due diligence exercise on an energy company regarding the proposed refinancing of its current debt arrangements. Kizzita Mensah is well regarded for her work in project finance and on the investment side. Other key clients include Puma Energy, Goldfields Ghana, and Agility.

AB & David Law is well regarded for its PPP work and also handles the full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. It is experienced in technology, and oil and gas. David Ofosu-Dorte and Isabel Boaten are highly regarded.

Awoonor Law Consultancy acts for proprietors, management, venture capitalists and business angels on a broad range of transactions, and on business structures such as partnerships and corporate structures for not-for-profit organisations. Fred Dotse is the firm’s managing partner.

Beyuo & Co has the capacity to handle complex corporate matters and related financing. Kizito Beyuo acts for clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Mercer & Company advises on the full gamut of corporate and commercial issues and regularly advises foreign investors seeking to invest in Ghana. Highlights included providing company secretarial assistance to TXT Ghana, and advising it on various corporate governance issues. Andrew Mercer is noted.

Ntrakwah & Co’s Felix Ntrakwah is described as a ‘legal luminary in Ghana’ and is recognised for his advice on tax and intellectual property matters in particular. Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah is ‘very knowledgeable’ and keeps clients ‘constantly updated’. The ‘excellent’ team provides ‘accurate advice’.

In addition to advising on complex regulatory matters, Obeng-Sakyi, Sogbodjor & Co has an active transactional practice, and is experienced in sectors such as mining, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals. Randall Obeng-Sakyi is the primary contact.

Sey & Co handles M&A, regulatory and commercial matters for clients in the banking, energy and telecoms sectors. Kweku Sey is well regarded.

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