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Banking and finance
ENSafrica continues to act on major deals for financial institutions and bilateral agencies, with niche expertise in agricultural financing. It advised the joint bookrunners on the issuance of a series of bonds by the government of Ghana under its GHS2bn long-term domestic bond programme. The practice has been advising the African Development Bank on various matters, including providing it with a legal opinion for a $15m facility to uniBank Ghana. Paa Kwesi Morrison and Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia have a wealth of experience.
ENSafrica acts for several prominent domestic and foreign issuers and underwriters, and benefits from a solid relationship with a number of major international law firms. In a significant deal, it acted as local counsel to the joint lead managers – Barclays, Deutsche Bank AG (London branch) and Standard Chartered – on the review of transaction documents, and provided a legal opinion on the government of Ghana’s capacity to issue the bonds. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia and Paa Kwesi Morrison are vastly experienced.
Commercial, corporate and M&A
ENSafrica is consistently involved in the most complex and high-profile transactions in Ghana, with particular experience in direct foreign investment. The large team works regularly with major international law firms and acts for global entities such as Citibank, multilateral agencies such as African Development Bank, and other significant companies, such as Chase Petroleum Ghana. It advised TMM Group on the review of an important shareholders’ agreement, and assisted Panafrican Mining Services (Ghana) with all aspects of a substantial equipment sale agreement. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia routinely attracts praise, as does ‘excellent’ managing associate Rachel Dagadu. The team is praised as having a good understanding of clients’ commercial requirements.
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.
ENSafrica advises across the entire oil and gas value chain and has also been active advising on power production and project financing. The team advised Barak Fund on various banking documents for a $15m revolving loan relating to the purchase of commodities for the production of energy. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia and the ‘brilliant’ Paa Kwesi Morrison are recommended. Chase Petroleum and FirstRand Bank are among the firm’s active clients.
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.
Legal market overview
Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia - ENSafrica
Rachel Dagadu - ENSafrica
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