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Ghana

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys

The busy banking and finance department at Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys excels in cross-border transactions and counts Africa Finance Corporation and Asanko Gold among its clients. Kimathi Kuenyehia and associate Akua Serwaa Asomani-Adem recently provided advice to Danske Bank on the €62m financing to the government of Ghana for the construction of seven bridges. Senior associates Sefakor Kuenyehia and Sarpong Odame are also active members of the team.

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

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys

Under the leadership of Kimathi Kuenyehia, Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys has a thriving corporate and commercial practice that is engaged by leading multinationals in large transactions and day-to-day contractual matters. Among an extensive list of standout deals was its advice to Platinum Equity on the acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's blood glucose monitoring business; Kuenyehia worked alongside senior associate Sarpong Odame to advise the client.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys

With a focus on multinationals and Fortune 500 companies, Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys has an impressive track record in complex commercial litigation. Recent cases handled by the team have included shareholder disputes, defamation litigation and personal injury claims. Kimathi Kuenyehia and managing associate Augustine Kidisil are the practice co-heads.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys

The busy energy department at Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys continued to work with some of its longstanding clients and also won a number of new clients, including Lekela Power. Recent work for the team includes advising an independent power producer on its financing for power projects in Ghana; Kimathi Kuenyehia, managing counsel Sefakor Kuenyehia and senior associate Sarpong Odame led the advice.

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Infrastructure projects
Infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 1

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys has strong experience in infrastructure, telecoms and mining projects. Recent highlights include advising a healthcare company on the design, construction and operation of several hospitals, and assisting an infrastructure fund with a joint venture for the construction of a mixed-use urban development. Kimathi Kuenyehia is the practice head.

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