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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 8 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’s ‘reliable’ team acts for foreign and domestic financial institutions on all aspects of banking and financing matters, including trade and commodity finance, acquisition finance and project finance. Paa Kwesi Morrison, who has ‘a strong reputation’, advised Standard Chartered Bank as the lender on various issues regarding a $15m facility to Enterprise Properties, including the review and drafting of a facility agreement and security agreements. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia heads the group and ‘dedicated and knowledgeable’ senior associate Anita Sekyi-Yorke is also noted.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Regarded as ‘one of the best’ in the country, ENSafrica’s ‘strong’ practice has experience handling IPOs, bond issues and private placements, among other types of transactions. The ‘very experiencedPaa Kwesi Morrison advised Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup on the Ghanaian aspects of the issuance of a $1bn Eurobond by the government of Ghana. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia heads the practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘strong team’ at ENSafrica provides ‘spot-on advice’ on inbound investment transactions. Practice head Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia assisted Convergence Partners with due diligence issues regarding the client’s acquisition of 25% of shares in CSquared, a telecoms company wholly owned by Google. Paa Kwesi Morrison led on advice to Bharti Airtel on regulatory issues regarding the amalgamation of the client’s Ghanaian business with Millicom, which involves the incorporation of a new entity. Managing associate Rachel Dagadu has experience representing clients in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, energy and financial services.

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Energy

Within: Energy

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.

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Infrastructure projects

Within: Infrastructure projects

ENSafrica’s team is ‘one of the best’ in this space and handles all aspects of projects law, including development licensing and permit assessments, as well as negotiating supply and off-take agreements. Paa Kwesi Morrison led advice to Vitol on the negotiation and sale of gas for the OCTP project valued at $1.6bn. The group includes David Asiedu and managing associate Rachel Dagadu, who has considerable experience handling project finance matters. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia is also a name to note.

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