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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

The highly recommended team at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah is often instructed by international and domestic banks on high-value transactions. Practice head Seth Asante led advice to African Export-Import Bank on a number of matters, including a $20m revolving trade finance facility between the client and FirstAtlantic Bank. The team includes associates Frank Nimako Akowuah and Sandra Baffoe-Bonnie Anaman.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah’s ‘highly recommended’ group advises clients on a broad range of matters, including rights issues and due diligence. Group head Seth Asante assisted Asadtek Group with a proposed IPO and listing of shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). Asante also advised Société Générale on a rights issue and the additional listing of new shares on the GSE. Other clients include Access Bank and Oasis Capital.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

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.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah’s dispute resolution practice specialises in representing clients in a broad range of contentious commercial and corporate matters. Group head Ace Anan Ankomah acted for Ecobank in labour disputes arising from its merger with Trust Bank. Daad Akwesi has been representing the University of Ghana in various disputes, including labour matters, road access policies and disputes with students. Other clients include AngloGold Ashanti, Stanbic Bank and ATC Ghana.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

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.

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Infrastructure projects
Infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah’s ‘outstanding’ practice has experience acting as local counsel on a wide range of infrastructure projects, including PPPs. Divine Kwaku Duwose Letsa advised Meridian Port Services on a concession agreement regarding the design, construction and operation of a container terminal. The team is assisting Lonrho Ports with the development, financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of additional facilities required to support a free port for the hydrocarbons industry in Ghana and the wider Gulf of Guinea region. Managing partner Seth Asante is also noted.

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Kojo Bentsi-Enchill - Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Seth Asante - Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

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