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Andrew Mercer

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Lead Attorney Specialist Practice Areas: Our practice areas include Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial , Energy and Natural Resources, Property, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Legislative and Regulatory matters, Labour and Employment issues, Probate and Administration, Family Law and Company Secretarial Services. My Practice Areas: Advocacy Business Litigation Banking & Finance Corporate/Commercial Due Diligence Company Secretarial Services


Trained with Acquah-Samson & Associates after call to the Bar in 2004 rising the position of Snr. Associate in 2007. Joined First Atlantic Bank as an Assistant Manager in July 2007 Promoted Snr. Assistant Manager and Deputy Manager in January 2009 and January 2011 respectively. Appointed Acting as the Head of the Bank’s Legal Division, overseeing among others, the Company Secretarial function, the Legal Department and the Corporate Communication Department in January 2012. Founded Mercer & Company in 2013 Current Directorships: JA Plantpool Ghana Limited Mercer & Company Streamline Resources Limited Tiberias Ghana Limited Harvest Financial Services Limited Melchia Investments Limited TG Energy Solutions Limited Punto Azul Ghana Limited TGB Technology Ghana Limited




Ghana Bar Association International Bar Association Law Society of England & Wales (International Member)


2002-2004 Ghana School of Law Professional Law Course 2000-2002 University of Ghana LLB (Hons) 1994-1998 University of Ghana B.A. (Hons)


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Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Mercer & Company advises on a broad spectrum of national and international transactions, with Andrew Mercer a name to note. Clients include Expresso Ghana.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Mercer & Company advises on the full gamut of corporate and commercial issues and regularly advises foreign investors seeking to invest in Ghana. Highlights included providing company secretarial assistance to TXT Ghana, and advising it on various corporate governance issues. Andrew Mercer is noted.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Mercer & Company handles a wide array of commercial disputes for clients such as JA Plant Pool and EM Capital Partners. Andrew Mercer is a key contact.

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