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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah’s ‘outstanding’ practice has significant experience assisting international clients with transactional and regulatory matters. Group head Seth Asante advised Oasis Capital on compliance and documentation issues regarding the establishment of a new private equity fund. Divine Kwaku Duwose Letsa acted for Renaissance Partners on the acquisition of land for development, including due diligence and the preparation of security documents. Susan-Barbara Adjorkor Kumapley and Kojo Bentsi-Enchill are names to note. Other clients include Petra Trust, Bics and Vodafone.

The ‘strong team’ at ENSafrica provides ‘spot-on advice’ on inbound investment transactions. Practice head Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia assisted Convergence Partners with due diligence issues regarding the client’s acquisition of 25% of shares in CSquared, a telecoms company wholly owned by Google. Paa Kwesi Morrison led on advice to Bharti Airtel on regulatory issues regarding the amalgamation of the client’s Ghanaian business with Millicom, which involves the incorporation of a new entity. Managing associate Rachel Dagadu has experience representing clients in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, energy and financial services.

At Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys, the team is highly regarded for its ‘excellent understanding of business objectives’ and often handles high-value cross-border transactions, with particular expertise in the energy sector. The group handled all major commercial transactions and contract matters, as well as regulatory issues for Asanko Gold. The ‘excellentKimathi Kuenyehia, Srproffers strategic solutions to the benefit of his clients’. Clients also recommend the ‘affableSefakor Kuenyehia.

N. Dowuona & Company’s ‘excellent’ practice is regarded as ‘among the best in the country’ by clients. Group head NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona, who has ‘deep local knowledge coupled with international experience’, led advice to Helios Towers Africa on raising a $600m bond, and also acted for ADP Holdings as the seller on the due diligence regarding the sale of its shares in CAL Bank to Arise. Abla Masoperh is also noted. Other clients include Kingdom Hotels Investments, Laurus Development Partners and Stanbic Bank.

Aelex primarily acts on inbound commercial transactions, covering a wide range of sectors that include oil and gas, and tax. Practice head Theophilus Emuwa advised QInvest on a $45m Islamic financing structure. Lawrence Fubara Anga and managing associate Kwesi Dodi are also noted. Other clients include Edcon, Aker Solutions and OneSubsea.

Fugar & Company has significant experience acting for international corporations across a wide range of sectors, with particular expertise in energy and financial services. Lawrence Otoo often advises multinational companies on foreign direct investment matters, as well as handling due diligence issues regarding government divestiture and privatisation programmes. Managing partner William Fugar, Opoku Amponsah and Albert Fiadjoe are other names to note.

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy is often instructed on cross-border transactions and has particular expertise handling matters in the oil and gas, and mining sectors. Merene Botsio Benyah and Zoe Phillips Takyi-Appiah are key names.

The ‘proactive’, ‘efficient’ and ‘reliable’ team at Ntrakwah & Co often acts for inbound investors across a broad range of transactions. ‘Very strong’ practice co-head Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah advised licensed-buying company Kumankoma on its acquisition of a $1m facility from Sahara Bank. Firm founder and group co-head Felix Ntrakwah is also recommended.

Reindorf Chambers has extensive experience advising on due diligence, acquisitions, commercial agreements and governance matters across a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, renewable energy, infrastructure and life sciences. Managing partner Fui Tsikata advised Mohinani Group on various issues regarding the ongoing funding of its investment in the Protea Hotel Takoradi. Kizzita Mensah acted for Eaton Towers on a number of matters regarding its financing of a telecoms company, including reviewing a facility agreement, security documentation, and shareholder issues. The team includes senior associates Sally Hayfron-Benjamin Boaten and Matilda Idun-Donkor.

AB & David Law advises on all aspects of commercial and corporate law across a wide range of sectors, including energy, technology and real estate. Key names include PPP expert David Ofosu-Dorte and Isabel Boaten, who has extensive experience handling public sector matters.

Awoonor Law Consultancy has significant experience advising foreign and domestic clients on the lifecycle of corporate transactions. Managing partner Fred Dotse is a name to note.

Beyuo & Co handles a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions, including acquisitions, equity investments and securitisations, with particular strength in the real estate and construction sectors. Kizito Beyuo has experience acting for financial institutions and multinational companies on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Mercer & Company’s corporate and commercial expertise includes advising on joint ventures, restructurings and management buyouts. Founder Andrew Mercer has experience acting for individuals and corporate clients on a wide range of matters.

Boutique firm Obeng-Sakyi, Sogbodjor & Co’s corporate and commercial advice covers transactions across a wide range of sectors, as well as regulatory issues. Founding partner Randall Obeng-Sakyi acts for a diverse range of clients that include private equity and venture capital funds, investment banking firms and private investors.

Sey & Co acts for clients ranging from financial institutions to SME businesses and real estate developers. Kweku Sey is a key name.

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