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Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

At VINT & Aletheia Attorneys and Consultants, Lady-Ann Essuman brings extensive expertise in advising on a broad range of corporate and commercial law matters, including corporate restructurings.

Commercial, corporate and M&A in Ghana

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah is highly regarded in the Ghanian market for its established track record in handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. The team regularly handles M&A transactions, joint ventures and corporate takeovers, and is widely known for its strength in assisting international clients with the divestment and restructuring of local subsidiaries. The department also handles a steady workflow of corporate compliance matters, and has an excellent reputation for acting in large-scale corporate due diligence exercises. Seth Asante is sought after for handling large M&A deals, and Frank Nimako Akowuah has considerable expertise advising on local and cross-border corporate matters. Other key practitioners include Susan-Barbara Boye and Angela Gyasi.

Practice head(s):

Seth Asante; Susan-Barbara Boye; Angela Gyasi; Frank Nimako Akowuah

Other key lawyers:

Sophia Sena Berdie; Gifty Aku Hlordjie


‘BELA has significant depth and bench strength, ensuring their ability to adequately resource transactions and deliver high quality work for their clients.’

Key clients

Scancom Plc (MTN Ghana)

Ministry of Finance

Oasis Capital Limited

Nitron Group LLC

Vanguard Assurance

Vodafone International Holdings B. V

Tullow Oil PLC


Amethist and AfricInvest

Work highlights

  • Advising Oasis Capital Limited on the establishment of a $100m investment fund.
  • Assisting KG Africa with the sale of the Chirano gold mine valued at $225m.
  • Advising Boston Investments, a real estate company, in connection with the proposed sale of One Airport Square.


The highly regarded team at ENSafrica is well known for assisting some of the world’s leading organisations and bilateral agencies with a broad spectrum of complex corporate and commercial matters. Mining, energy and telecoms are key sector strengths, and the group is also recognised for representing small and medium enterprises and Ghanian entities. Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah heads up the practice. Patricia Jane Mumuni fields expertise in representing oil and gas, telecoms, media and technology clients in major corporate deals, while Nana Yaa Ahmed handles corporate governance matters and private equity investments.

Practice head(s):

Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah

Other key lawyers:

Patricia Jane Mumuni; Nana Yaa Ahmed; Essie Anno; Lesley-Anne Owusu


‘The corporate team of ENS Ghana quickly understood our needs and the particularities of our company. The swiftness and ease of communication made working with them a pleasure.’

‘The team around Ms Patricia Mumuni, especially Essie Anno and Lesley-Anne Owusu was always available and gave quick and precise answers to our questions.’

‘Good general practice and Pan-African network.’

‘Nana Yaa Ahmed is a very experienced lawyer.’

Key clients


MFS Africa Limited

Sanlam Life Insurance Limited

Injaro Investment Advisors Limited

Puma Energy

Pioneer Food Cannery Limited

Venture Capital Trust Fund

Scancom PLC (MTN Ghana)

MobileMoney Limited

N. Dowuona & Company

At N. Dowuona & Company, the corporate team continues to act on complex domestic and cross-border transactions. Led by NanaAma Botchway, the group is well versed in advising on joint ventures between large local corporates and multinational corporations, inbound investments, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate governance and regulatory matters. The practice continues to handle a steady workflow of private equity and venture capital matters from international and domestic private equity and venture capital funds. Other key practitioners to note are Alex Calloway and Achiaa Akobour Debrah.

Practice head(s):

NanaAma Botchway

Other key lawyers:

Alex Calloway; Achiaa Akobour Debrah


‘Partners and associates are eager to support the client’s legal and commercial challenges, and are capable of taking an in-depth perspective from the client’s point of view.’

‘Prompt response, in-depth international and local legal knowledge, eagerness to find suitable and appropriate solutions for the client.’

Key clients

Acumen Resilient Agricultural Fund


Charles Russel Speechly

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

MOAB Minerals Limited

Trinity International

Upfield Holdings B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Upfield, the plant-based oil and spreads business that was spun-out of Unilever, in connection with the potential sale of certain assets in Ghana.
  • Advised on a proposed venture capital investment into one of Ghana’s leading agricultural companies.


With Theophilus Emuwa at the helm, AELEX's skilled team is adept at handling a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. Key areas of instruction for the group include foreign investment matters, transferability of shares, company secretarial services, and corporate compliance and regulatory issues. Other key names to note include Lawrence Fubara Anga and managing associate Kwesi Dodi.

Practice head(s):

Theophilus Emuwa

Other key lawyers:

Lawrence Fubara Anga; Kwesi A. Dodi; Naa Asheley Ashittey


‘The practice are very responsive and supportive with matters.’

‘Naa Asheley Ashittey is professional and very responsive to emails.’

‘Very professional and diligent. They are able to work with strict timelines.’

‘They have great individual interpersonal and communication skills. They exhibit a great understanding of our needs and work with us through our contracts with third parties.’

‘Aelex Team always provide us with accurate and to the point advice, pragmatic and manageable.’

‘All members of Aelex in contact with our company speak good English and are punctual and accurate in their responses. Further, they are always ready to answer follow-up questions if necessary and they understand well the needs of our company.’

Key clients

Rowan Standard

Palladium International LLC

TecAfrica Offshore Limited

Brussels Airlines

James Fisher and Sons Plc

Partners Worldwide

Partners in Performance

South African Airways

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Park Agrotech

Swiss Singapore PTE

AGRI Insight Trading LTD

Egality Law

The talented team at Egality Law has solid expertise in providing corporate and commercial advice to large enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses across a wide range of sectors. The group regularly advises education, energy, finance, manufacturing, media and entertainment, healthcare and technology entities on corporate issues, as well as foreign businesses seeking to establish entities in Ghana. Korieh Duodu is well known for handling corporate restructuring and corporate finance matters. Senior associate Victoria Derban is singled out for her contributions.

Other key lawyers:

Korieh Duodu; Victoria Derban; Ewurabena Welsing-Jones


‘The team are responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. No problem is too small or big. The principal Korieh Duodu is well versed in handling multiple international commercial, corporate or M&A deals or issues.’

‘Egality regularly provide expert witness services and collaborate with other law firms across Africa, Europe and and other continents.’

‘Korieh Duodu is a great lawyer, very well connected and networked across Africa and the UK. As a UK qualified lawyer he understands and quickly grasps the cross border nuances and legal solutions that ensure that all cases are dealt with exceptionally with the right combination of commercial nous.’

Key clients

Affinity Africa

Ghana Association of Free Zone Enterprises

Aker Energy

Oriflame Cosmetics Ltd

African Foundation for Development (AFFORD)

UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce LBG

Plan International in Ghana

Kofa Technologies Limited

Blue Sky Products Ghana Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Affinity Africa on a company restructuring.
  • Advised Oriflame Cosmetics Ltd on an intercompany group sale as part of a wider group restructuring.

Ntrakwah & Co

The ‘fantastic' team at Ntrakwah & Co is 'truly professional, friendly and meticulous'. The group has been kept busy advising on structuring matters, M&A deals, and privatization issues, and continues to represent a solid client base of local and international corporates, often in the energy sector. Managing partner Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah and Kwadwo Ntrakwah co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah; Kwadwo Ntrakwah

Other key lawyers:

Felix Ntrakwah; Daisy Joana Bosumprah


‘Kwadwo Ntrakwah and Abena Ntrakwah stand out due to their exceptional team, key capabilities, and commitment to innovation. They indeed exude a collaborative culture and attached client-centric approach to their service delivery.’

‘Felix, Abena and Kwadwo are all great lawyers with years of experience . Their integrity makes them stand out. You can trust them to deliver irrespective of the complexity of the transaction. Felix is a legal luminary and the father of corporate and commercial practice in Ghana.’

‘They are polite and punctual. Their communication skills are perfect. They are able to explain complex issues for non-legal person’s understanding.’

Key clients

MTN Ghana

Cleveland Clinic

Procter & Gamble

East West Knowledge Transfer

Fan Express

Solidaridad West Africa

Engen Ghana Limited


Atatwins Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting as Ghanian counsel to Procter & Gamble on concluding operations in Ghana and a subsequent liquidation process.

Reindorf Chambers

Reindorf Chambers' excellent team regularly acts for domestic and international clients in a wide array of corporate and commercial matters, and the department benefits from the firm’s membership of DLA Piper Africa. The group is well regarded for handling company formation matters, large-scale due diligence, project financing, joint ventures, and company secretarial services. Practice co-heads Fui Tsikata and Kizzita Mensah are key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Fui Tsikata; Kizzita Mensah

Key clients

Multimedia Group Limited

ATC Ghana Limited

Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (Ghana) Limited

Puma Energy Distribution Ghana Limited

Vulcan Natural Resources

Vulcan Holdings Limited

Adobe Inc.

Viasat Inc

De La Rue International Limited


Transsnet Financial Services Limited

Hillside (New Media Malta) Plc

Cadbury Ghana Limited

Mondelēz International

MLU Africa B.V. (Yango)


SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College

Bolt Operations OÜ

Work highlights

  • Advised the client on a proposed equity investment in a Swiss stock corporation with a subsidiary in Ghana.

WTS Nobisfields

Theophilus Tawiah heads up the corporate practice at WTS Nobisfields, which is adept at advising on the full range of corporate and commercial matters. The team's workload includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and foreign direct investments, as well as assisting multinational entities with corporate compliance issues. Regulatory work is another key area of instruction. Associate Wilhemina Joana Buckman is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Theophilus Tawiah

Other key lawyers:

Wilhelmina Joana Buckman

Key clients


Aramex Ghana Limited

Flutterwave Technologies Solutions Ltd

Engen Ghana Ltd

Tizeti Network Ghana Limited

Shalina Healthcare Ghana Services

Havas Africa Ghana Ltd

Urban Cars GH Ltd

VAMED Health Projects

Ghana Carton Boxes Manufacturing Company Limited

Turaco Ghana Ltd

Minex 360 Services Limited

CRG Ghana Limited

Vitol Ghana Services Ltd

Verdant Ventures

Speedaf Logistics Limited

Goodwin PLC

Jansen Bridging International B.V


AMG Global Limited

Chespa WA Ghana Limited

Chespa Sp. z o.o

Akofis Group Limited

Omni Strategies Limited

Vamed Health Ghana Projects Limited

Wangara Green Venture Capital Company Limited

Flutterwave Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised Flutterwave Technologies Solutions Limited on the drafting and registration of its technology transfer agreement.
  • Advised MLU B.V on the setting up and operation of ride hailing shuttle services in Ghana.
  • Advised Wangara Green Ventures Ltd on investment agreements and compliance with regulations.

Africa Legal Associates

The agile team at Africa Legal Associates has been kept busy advising on corporate compliance issues, regulatory matters, M&A, corporate governance and company secretarial services. Energy and natural resources are a key sector strength for the group. The practice is jointly led by the triumvirate of Nana Adjoa HackmanNii Odoi Odotei and Ebow Brew-Hammond.

Practice head(s):

Nana Adjoa Hackman; Nii Odoi Odotei; Ebow Brew-Hammond

Other key lawyers:

Osei Tutu Bonsu


‘An important distinguishing factor of the practice of ALA is the timely manner in which the lawyers respond to and address our needs. The firm has been consistent throughout the course of our relationship in handling every issue we present to them in good time.’

‘Another key distinguishing factor is that an appropriate amount of senior management time is allocated to us as a client of the firm in addressing our needs. The firm always provides us with a mix of junior and senior lawyers to assist us with our matters.’

‘The individuals we work with are very responsive to and prioritise our needs. They demonstrate a good understanding of legal matters and how they impact the work that we do.’

‘They are able to break down issues affecting our work into their simplest form to ensure that we have a good appreciation of how any issues we are faced with can be resolved. Stand-out lawyers are Nii Odoi Odotei (Partner) and Osei Tutu Bonsu (Associate).’

‘The ALA team, in my experience, have demonstrated a strong willingness to close transactions they are involved with, often times stepping in to help drive to completion activities which they are not directly responsible for.’

‘The partners have significant experience advising on both private and public sector infrastructure projects, meaning that they are able to successfully navigate most of the bureaucratic hurdles that would typically hamper large scale infrastructure projects.’

‘The partners are always available and as a client I have found that I have access to several partners on each transaction ensuring that we receive a well rounded solution.’

Key clients

Cerveau Limited

GB Foods Ghana Limited

Tema LNG Terminal Company Limited

MCI Engineering

Accra Waterworld and Entertainment Limited

Ofori -Poku Company Limited

Imara T.A Holding Limited

Heliconia Aero Solutions

Persol Systems Ghana Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Accra Waterworld and Entertainment Limited in a project involving the structuring and execution of a joint venture for the development of a facility comprised of a waterpark, retail centre and hotel, with an estimated value of approximately $25m.

B&P Associates

Led by Adelaide Benneh Prempeh, the agile team at B&P Associates is adept at handling cross-border transactions, corporate restructurings and insolvency issues. The group's workload also includes M&A, equity and debt financing, project finance matters, corporate governance issues and regulatory work. Mining, energy, healthcare, insurance, construction and telecoms are key sector strengths for the department. Bessy Agyeiwaa Crentsil is singled out for her contributions.

Practice head(s):

Adelaide Benneh Prempeh

Other key lawyers:

Bessy Agyeiwaa Crentsil


‘Professional, responsive, respectful. People just do their work well.’

‘This practice is extremely professional and subject matter based. They are currently very technology driven, from document management to seamless communication with their clients.’

‘Their level of professionalism is remarkable.’

‘A highly competent and friendly firm, offering sound legal advice.’

‘ The team is very diligent and thorough. The contract they drafted ensured our interests were protected.’

Key clients

Spie Oil and Gas Ghana Ltd

Sonia Nabeta Foundation (SNF)

Eurapharma Care Services Ltd (CFAO Group)

Milvik Ghana Ltd (BIMA)

Impact Life Insurance Limited Company

Emiral Resources Ghana Ltd

Country Advisors Limited

Fidelity Securities Limited

Summerton Group Limited

Explonorte LDA (Lino Fonte)

Work highlights

  • Advised Eurapharma Care Services LTD (CFAO Group) on an agreement for the provision of medical services to an internationally recognised mining company.

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy has a solid reputation in the market for handling a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions, spanning the sale and purchase of assets, through to corporate restructurings and joint ventures. It is also recommended for its company secretarial services. Merene BenyahLily AcquayeZoe Phillips Takyi-Appiah and Akosua Apea Osafo are key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Merene Benyah; Lily Acquaye; Zoe Phillips Takyi-Appiah; Akosua Apea Osafo

Key clients

Zeepay Ghana LTD

Asante Gold Corporation

GCB Bank Limited

Atlantic Lithium Resources Limited

AKA Ausfuhrkredit-Gesellschaft mbH (AKA Bank Germany)

Swipebill Ghana Limited

KOKA Energy Company Limited

Quad Energy Limited

Yinson Production West Africa Limited

BP Oil International Limited

Fast Pace Transfer Ltd

Access Bank (Ghana) Plc

Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

C Squared Ghana LTD

Citi N.A

Mitsui & Co

Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited


Operating from its Accra office in Ghana, which was opened in 2022, the corporate team at Templars regularly assists local and foreign investors, lenders and borrowers, and financial institutions with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. The practice is jointly led by Dorothy Mensah and Funmi Iyayi.

Practice head(s):

Dorothy Mensah; Funmi Iyayi


‘The quality the team is able to produce at speed is commendable. We benchmark them to our legal team in the US and they are top notch. The customer service is also second to none.’

‘Super attention to detail. They will go above and beyond to meet hard deadlines and are very knowledgeable about legal matters. We also love their ability to manage client expectations.’

Key clients

Fujairah Holdings LLC

Turaco Inc.

Starsight Energy: includes SGL Sub 1 Ltd and Starsight Energy Ghana Limited

Saroafrica International Limited

Garage Mobility Limited

Yilport Africa Holding B.V and Yilport Ghana Holding Ltd

Palliser Capital (UK Limited)

Work highlights

  • Advised Turaco Inc, an insurance company operating in emerging markets, on its acquisition of MicroEnsure Ghana Limited.
  • Advising Saroafrica International Limited in connection with its proposed acquisition of a stake in Siat NV.