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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah is ‘highly recommended’ for its work ‘in the infrastructure projects sector’. Highlights included acting as local counsel on all aspects relating to the development of a free port for the hydrocarbons industry in Ghana and the wider Gulf of Guinea region. In another significant mandate, it is advising on a major agreement between the Ministry of Roads and Highways, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and Meridian Port Services on the expansion of the existing road network to facilitate the further development of Tema Port. Seth Asante heads the team, and Divine Kwaku Duwose Letsa has vast experience in acting on major infrastructure projects and on complex transportation issues in the aviation and shipping sectors and on road construction projects.

ENSafrica is currently acting for the lenders in the provision of a $170m syndicated facility to the government of Ghana for financing the construction of the ‘Ring Road’ flyover. The team provides a ‘first-rate service and readily understands the business needs of clients, while also providing a very solid briefing on the key issues under Ghanaian law’. Paa Kwesi Morrison is ‘responsive and commercial’. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia and David Asiedu are also recommended, as is the ‘brilliant’ managing associate Rachel Dagadu, who is skilled at advising on the financing aspects of major projects. The team regularly partners with several international law firms to provide local counsel on multi-jurisdictional deals.

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys is advising the project sponsors on the construction, operation and financing of the acquisition of a floating dock to be stationed at the Takoradi Harbour in Ghana. In another significant matter, it is advising Asanko Gold Ghana on the construction of mining and crushing infrastructure, and on a 27km overland conveyor belt to transport the ore to the existing processing facility. Other clients include Google Inc, Black Star Energy and Jay Cashman. Team head Kimathi Kuenyehia is ‘very responsive and well informed’ about infrastructure projects.

At N. Dowuona & Company, ‘excellent negotiator’ NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona has advised on numerous significant investments in Ghana and other parts of Africa and has considerable experience in advising local and regional developers on major real estate projects. The ‘commercially savvy’ team is ‘very dedicated to ensuring that the client’s needs are met’. Senior counsel Abla Masoperh is praised for her ‘ability to ask probing questions’. Clients appreciate the ‘international experience of many of its lawyers and their ability to relate to local laws’.

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