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NO. 6 AIRPORT ROAD, AIRPORT RESIDENTIAL AREA, ACCRA, GHANA
Tel:
Work +233 247 960 465
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Web:
www.kimathilegal.com

Kimathi Kuenyehia

Tel:
Work +233 247 960 465
Email:
Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys

Work Department

Energy, Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Corporate and Finance

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Kimathi Kuenyehia is an award winning Harvard-educated transactional lawyer who is ranked by The Legal 500 as one of the top 5 leading lawyers in Ghana. He provides legal services predominantly to foreign governments, global multinationals and Fortune 500 companies doing business in Ghana. His blue chip clients include: Google; Uber; Novartis; Unilever; Finnfund; EKN; NOV; Tullow Oil; eni; Hershey; Multichoice; Volvo; Asanko Gold; Chirano Gold; AFC; among many others. Recommended as 'outstanding on all matters' by IFLR 1000, he is always the lawyer of choice for global multinationals with respect to their most challenging legal issues, most significant business transactions and most critical disputes. He is a past winner of the prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. International Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award for his 'professional excellence, innovative approach to legal practice, community service and reputation for the advancement of legal ethics'. In 2012, he was also selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. The prestigious Young Global Leader honor is bestowed each year by the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum on some of the most extraordinary leaders in various fields below the age of 40 from around the world in recognition of their 'professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through inspiring leadership'.

Languages

English

Member

New York State Bar; Ghana Bar Association; International Bar Association

Education

Harvard Law School; Ghana School of Law

Leisure

Kimathi is currently writing a book on Corporate Law and Practice in Ghana and was selected as the Commencement Speaker for the 2016 graduates of the College of Humanities of the University of Ghana.


Ghana

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys receives a steady flow of referral work from foreign law firms and regularly advises major multinationals. Clients include African Finance Corporation and the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. It advised Deutsche Bank (Singapore branch) on the financing of an accounts receivables purchase facility to Tata Motors and Tata Africa Holding (Ghana). Kimathi Kuenyehia is noted for project finance and has experience of acting for US multinationals and Fortune 500 entities doing business in Ghana.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys is skilled at handling multi-jurisdictional and high-value deals, as well as the financing and structuring of such deals, and has particular expertise in the energy sector. It is advising HeidelbergCement on its acquisition of Ciments de l’Afrique and its subsidiary in Ghana. In another standout matter, it is advising Google on obtaining a metro-fibre project licence in Ghana. Other clients include Unilever, Volvo and Hershey. Kimathi Kuenyehia is an experienced transactional lawyer who is dual qualified in Ghana and New York.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys’ β€˜excellent and responsive team has a great and refreshing attitude’ and represents clients such as Tullow Oil, Asanko Gold, Google, the Danish Embassy in Ghana and Volvo. It has a proven track record of representing global multinationals, foreign investors and foreign governments in high-profile matters and on novel points of law. Kimathi Kuenyehia is praised for his β€˜superb response times, the quality of his advice, and his professionalism’. Augustine Kidisil is β€˜very efficient’.

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Energy

Within: Energy

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys has many major energy clients. It is advising Tullow Oil on its gas sale agreements for the production of electricity, and is also assisting Engie Group with the development and financing of a biomass project in Ghana to produce electrical energy. Other key clients include Halliburton, Golar LNG-FSRU and National Oilwell Varco. Kimathi Kuenyehia has a superb reputation.

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Infrastructure projects

Within: Infrastructure projects

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys is advising the project sponsors on the construction, operation and financing of the acquisition of a floating dock to be stationed at the Takoradi Harbour in Ghana. In another significant matter, it is advising Asanko Gold Ghana on the construction of mining and crushing infrastructure, and on a 27km overland conveyor belt to transport the ore to the existing processing facility. Other clients include Google Inc, Black Star Energy and Jay Cashman. Team head Kimathi Kuenyehia is β€˜very responsive and well informed’ about infrastructure projects.

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Legal market overview

Within: Leading individuals

Kimathi Kuenyehia, Sr - Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys

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