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ENSafrica

31 RINGWAY ESTATES, ASAFOANYE O. BRONI CRESCENT, OSU, ACCRA, GHANA
Tel:
Work +233 30 225 3980
Fax:
Fax +233 30 225 3925
Email:
Web:
www.ENSafrica.com
Accra, Alexandra, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg and 9 more

Paa Kwesi Morrison

Tel:
Work +233 30 225 3980
Email:
ENSafrica

Work Department

ENSafrica in Ghana

Position

Partner

Career

Paa Kwesi Morrison is a partner at ENSafrica | Ghana. He specialises in general corporate and commercial, finance, projects and tax law.

He has acted for local and international clients in a variety of industries, including the food and beverage, telecommunications, oil, technology, banking and private equity industries.

Paa Kwesi’s experience includes advising clients on banking and finance matters, including asset finance and capital markets, swaps and derivatives, structured finance, private equity, as well as tax and insolvency law.

In addition, Paa Kwesi’s experience extends to advising on various issues relating to corporate commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, energy, infrastructure, projects and mining.

Education

Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana; Chartered Accountant (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants); BCom (University of Cape Coast); LLB (University of Ghana); Professional Certificate in Law (Ghana School of Law)

 


Ghana

Banking and finance

Within: 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.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

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.

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Energy

Within: Energy

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 ‘brilliantPaa Kwesi Morrison are recommended. Chase Petroleum and FirstRand Bank are among the firm’s active clients.

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Infrastructure projects

Within: Infrastructure 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.

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