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Aelex primarily advises international clients on regulatory and commercial matters. Ghana-based group head Theophilus Emuwa and managing associate Kwesi Dodi are acting for Mitsui on compliance issues regarding Ghana’s Local Content Law 2013. The duo also advised Schlumberger on a joint venture with a Ghanaian company. Soji Awogbade, who heads the wider energy and environment department, is based in Nigeria.

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah is a popular choice for international clients to advise on due diligence and commercial matters across a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, and renewable energy. Practice head Kojo Bentsi-Enchill assisted GE, Endeavor Energy, Eranove and Sage Petroleum as the project sponsors with all regulatory and compliance issues regarding a joint development agreement with One Energy valued at $1.5bn. Bentsi-Enchill also advised Eni on a gas sales agreement with the government of Ghana, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Petroleum valued at $7bn. The team includes associate Seyram Dzikunu.

The highly regarded team at ENSafrica has experience acting for sponsors and lenders on cross-border matters. Paa Kwesi Morrison advised Vitol on due diligence issues regarding the $1.6bn financing and development of the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) oil and gas project. He also acted for Overseas Private Investment Corporation as the lender on the $450m financing of the Amandi power project. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia heads the team.

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys has notable expertise handling commercial and regulatory matters across sectors including oil and gas, and mining and power, including renewable energy. Kimathi Kuenyehia, Sr is well regarded.

At Reindorf Chambers, practice head Fui Tsikata acts for international clients on inbound investment matters, with a particular strength in the mining sector. The team advised a number of major mining companies on negotiations with the government of Ghana, resulting in a number of development agreements. Senior associate Sally Hayfron-Benjamin Boaten has experience advising local financial institutions on due diligence matters regarding financings in the power sector.

AB & David Law advises on the full spectrum of energy mandates, including project structuring and development, the review of agreements and disputes. David Ofosu-Dorte is noted.

Ashong Benjamin & Associates Lawyers’ ‘excellent’ group has experience handling mandates in the renewable energy and upstream oil and gas sectors. Group head Marian Ekua Hayfron-Benjamin assisted Marinus Energy with various matters regarding the construction, development and financing of a power plant. David Addo-Ashong advised AGM Petroleum on various issues arising from a petroleum agreement, including concession and licensing matters. Other clients include East Coast Power & Gas and Sea Trucks Group.

Fugar & Company has considerable experience advising investors on a diverse range of energy mandates, with particular strength in the oil and gas, mining and water sectors. Lawrence Otoo is highly regarded.

Ntrakwah & Co excels in advising on obtaining permits and handling due diligence matters across a broad range of sectors, including oil and gas, power and mining. Practice co-head Nana Yaw Ntrakwah and Kwadwo Ntrakwah assisted Sinohydro with various due diligence matters arising from the client’s investment in Ghana’s energy sector, including licensing and tax matters. Founding partner Felix Ntrakwah heads the team, which also includes Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah.

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    CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading third-party logistics companies, successfully priced its IPO and listed its shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange, where trading commenced on 4 May 2018. With a market capitalization of CHF 1.6 billion and generating gross proceeds of CHF 821 million, this is so far considered as the largest IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange for 2018. In addition, CMA CGM, the third largest container shipping group in the world, has committed to make a strategic cornerstone investment in CEVA Logistics by purchasing CHF 379 million of mandatory convertible securities which will convert into shares of CEVA Logistics once certain regulatory approvals have been obtained. Simultaneously with the IPO, CEVA Holdings, the former holding company of the CEVA group, migrated from the Marshall Islands to Switzerland by way of a cross-border merger with CEVA Logistic as the surviving company.
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    Employers who have flu vaccines administered within their company are not liable for any harm that might occur as a result of the vaccine. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in a recent ruling.
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  • Bär & Karrer Advises on the Financing of the Largest Thermoelectric Plant in Latin America

    Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A. (CELSE) has successfully issued bonds for approx. USD 1 billion equivalent in local currency at a fixed, long-term rate in international capital markets. The innovative bond issue is guaranteed by the Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV), the export credit agency of Switzerland. The bonds are part of a financial package to finance the development, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a thermoelectric power plant by CELSE in the state of Sergipe in the northeast region of Brazil. Besides the bond issue for approx. USD 1 billion, the transaction includes a USD 200 million loan from the International Finance Corporation and a financial package of the Inter-American Development Bank in the amount of approx. USD 300 million. Once operational expected for in 2020, CELSE will sell electricity to 26 distribution companies in Brazil, becoming the largest and most efficient thermoelectric plant in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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    Employers do not have to accept threats made by employees. These can constitute good cause justifying extraordinary notice of dismissal with immediate effect, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court.
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  • Bär & Karrer Advises on Partial Self-Tender Offer

    On 21 September 2017, an extraordinary shareholders' meeting of the SIX Swiss Exchange listed N.V. authorized the board of directors to repurchase up to 33 1/3% of the company's share capital by means of a partial self-tender offer. The resolution adopted under Dutch law contained detailed information, among others regarding the period for which the authorization is granted, the manner in which the shares are repurchased and the price range within which the offer price must be set.
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