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AELEX’s Ghana-based lawyers work closely with colleagues in Nigeria to advise international companies in the energy sector. It is primarily engaged to assist with corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. In a recent example, Theophilus Emuwa, managing associate Kwesi Dodi and associate Beverly Asamoah advised a foreign oil and gas company on a joint venture with a Ghanaian company and relevant local content regulations.

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah ‘understands the commercial side of decisions’ and provides ‘solid, practical advice’. Kojo Bentsi-Enchill heads the energy and infrastructure practice group, which frequently has a leading role on significant projects in the country. Recently, that has included advising Strategic Security Systems on the development of a solar photovoltaic plant. Senior associates Seyram Dzikunu and Araba Attua-Afari are key members of the team.

Developers, lenders and contractors turn to ENSafrica’s energy and natural resources team for advice and representation in significant projects, and the group is also instructed as local counsel by leading international law firms. Paa Kwesi Morrison has broad experience in energy and mining projects. Managing associate Rachel Dagadu and senior associate Anita Sekyi Yorke are also names to note.

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.

Reindorf Chambers focuses on project finance, acquisitions and regulatory issues. Much of its work has a cross-border slant; a recent example was its advice to a mineral exploration company in Ghana on its acquisition of an Australian company that owns six Ghanaian subsidiaries. Fui Tsikata leads the team, which includes senior associate Sally Hayfron-Benjamin Boaten and associate Dominic Dziewornu Quashigah.

At Ashong Benjamin & Associates Lawyers, Ekua Hayfron Benjamin has strong experience in project financing, often working on the lenders' side of deals. David Addo Ashong is another contact; he assists energy and oil and gas companies with financing, corporate and commercial transactions.

The ‘dedicated team’ at Ntrakwah & Co ‘provides excellent client service’. Its knowledge spans the entire life cycle of oil and gas projects, from exploration to development to decommissioning. The team also stands out for its contentious practice, where it often represents multinational companies. Nana Yaw Ntrakwah heads the team and is highly regarded.

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