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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah is skilled in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. The ‘proactive’ team is currently representing Ecobank in a labour dispute that has arisen as a consequence of its merger with Trust Bank. It also represents AngloGold Ashanti Ghana in environmental disputes and other contentious matters. Ace Anan Ankomah is praised as ‘always being available’ and Daad Akwesi is ‘responsive’. The group produces ‘high-quality work, and always on time’.

Beyuo & Co’s Kizito Beyuo has an excellent reputation, and represents international aid agencies and multinational and national corporations and financial institutions in high-profile trials and appeals in Ghana. Areas of expertise for Kizito include advising on disputes involving corporate governance, employment and commercial contracts.

David Asiedu heads the large practice at ENSafrica, which routinely handles complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes for national and international corporations, financial institutions and government or regulatory bodies. It is advising Mensin Gold Ghana on a multiparty claim brought by its creditors, and, in another significant matter, is representing Pioneer Food Cannery in an action against shipping giant AP Moller Maersk and its subcontractors.

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys’ ‘excellent and responsive team has a great and refreshing attitude’ and represents clients such as Tullow Oil, Asanko Gold, Google, the Danish Embassy in Ghana and Volvo. It has a proven track record of representing global multinationals, foreign investors and foreign governments in high-profile matters and on novel points of law. Kimathi Kuenyehia is praised for his ‘superb response times, the quality of his advice, and his professionalism’. Augustine Kidisil is ‘very efficient’.

Sam Okudzeto & Associates is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation. Sam Okudzeto has a wealth of experience and has developed a superb reputation for arbitration. Nene Amegatcher is recommended for civil litigation. Clients include Total Oil Ghana and Air Ghana.

Fugar & Company advises on a broad spectrum of civil litigation, ranging from IP rights to shipping and construction. The team has particular expertise in aviation law, with William Fugar being a key figure.

Mercer & Company handles a wide array of commercial disputes for clients such as JA Plant Pool and EM Capital Partners. Andrew Mercer is a key contact.

Ntrakwah & Co represented the General Legal Council in complex court proceedings. The team is also involved in a considerable amount of business arbitration, frequently in an international context. Felix Ntrakwah is a key contact and Nana Yaw Ntrakwah is an ‘astute litigator’.

Randall Obeng-Sakyi is recommended at Obeng-Sakyi, Sogbodjor & Co.

Reindorf Chambers acts for clients such as Hotel Investments Ghana and China Harbour Engineering Company. Fui Tsikata is skilled at handling complex multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Tetteh & Co handles a broad range of disputes, including IP, shipping and employment cases. Solomon Kwami Tetteh is recommended.

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