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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah maintains a leading position in the banking and finance sector in Ghana, where it enjoys longstanding relationships with major banks. Seth Asante, who heads the financial services and capital markets group, advised African Export-Import Bank and Mashreq Bank on their accession to a $150m swap arrangement with the Bank of Ghana. Frank Nimako Akowuah was promoted to partner in March 2018 and is another contact in the team.

Noted for its 'strong local knowledge combined with English law experience’, ENSafrica covers the gamut of banking and financing. It is often instructed by leading international banks and recently picked up several new clients in the financial services space. Paa Kwesi Morrison’s areas of expertise include asset finance, structured finance and derivatives, and firm chairman Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia is another leading practitioner in the team. Senior associate Anita Sekyi Yorke often has a role on the firm's major transactions.

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.

Pan-African firm AB & David Law advises domestic and international financial institutions on project finance, securities and regulatory matters, and also assists them with their corporate transactions in Ghana and further afield. In 2017, the team advised the arrangers and lenders on a syndicated facility to telecoms group MTN. David Ofosu-Dorte has strong experience in project finance and PPPs.

Ashong Benjamin & Associates Lawyers stands out for project and acquisition financing and refinancing, and the firm is also adept at restructuring. Its clients include foreign investors, mining and oil companies and banks. Senior partners Ekua Hayfron Benjamin and David Addo Ashong have significant experience in this field.

The 'very committed’, 'experienced’ and 'results-oriented’ group at Ntrakwah & Co 'takes the time to understand its clients' needs’. Multinational and Ghanaian financial services companies and corporate clients seek the team's advice on financing, corporate and commercial transactions. Banking litigation and debt recovery are additional areas of strength. Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah is highly regarded. Managing partner Felix Ntrakwah is another name to note.

A member of the DLA Piper network, Reindorf Chambers is notable for its cross-border capabilities. Under the leadership of senior partner Fui Tsikata, the banking team acts for international lenders and investors on financing transactions. Kizzita Mensah has an active corporate, commercial and finance practice, and key senior associates in the team include Sally Hayfron-Benjamin Boaten and Matilda Idun-Donkor.

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