Foreign firms in Ghana

Clifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP has an established reputation for its work on a broad range of key transactions in Ghana for clients spanning national and international financial institutions, industrial conglomerates, construction companies and businesses in the energy, oil and gas sectors. It also advises private equity funds, public institutions and agencies. Jeremy Connick plays a pivotal role in major energy and infrastructure projects. Newly-promoted partner Olamide Oladosu and senior associate Kayode Oladipo jointly leas the department; Oladipo specialises in all aspects of emerging market cross-border financings.

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Connick

Key clients

Early Power Limited

Genser Energy Ghana Limited

Development Bank for Southern Africa

Absa Bank Limited

Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited

African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Standard Bank of South Africa

Rand Merchant Bank

Credit Suisse AG, London Branch

Deutsche Bank

Investec Bank

Ecobank Ghana

Work highlights

  • Advising the sponsors on securing long term project financed facilities for the Bridge Power Project, Tema, Ghana.
  • Advised the lenders on the construction, development and financing of two LNG vessels to be used for loading, unloading, regasification, storage and transportation services of liquefied natural gas in the port of Tema, located in the Republic of Ghana.
  • Advised the lenders on the development and financing of an LNG regasification plant in the port of Tema, Ghana with one floating storage unit and one floating regasification unit.

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP has been active in Ghana for a considerable period of time and has worked on many significant transactions in the country. It has a number of lawyers who are either Ghanaian or of Ghanaian heritage and has maintained close relationships with a variety of the leading local firms. The practice has substantial sector expertise in oil and gas as well as the mining and power sectors. In addition, the team is also experienced in the consumer goods telecoms and sporting sectors. Andrew Jones heads up the Africa group and is a partner in the energy and infrastructure team in London. Kwaku Osei leads the Ghana desk and is a managing associate in the energy and infrastructure group in London.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Jones; Kwaku Osei

Key clients

Helios Towers PLC

Man Capital LLP

Chedid Capital Holding SAL

Work highlights

  • Advised a large state-owned corporation on a bid to acquire Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s upstream oil and gas interests (and related legal entities) in the Jubilee oil field in Ghana.
  • Advised Helios Towers PLC on its debut issuance of $250m Guaranteed Senior Unsecured Convertible Bonds due 2027, guaranteed by Helios Towers Ghana Limited.
  • Advised Man Capital LLP on its £27m majority investment in and joint venture with Right To Dream, which will focus on furthering the activities of the Right To Dream academy in Ghana.

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP has a wealth of experience in the power, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors; the group also has expertise in the mining and metals, water and wastewater treatment, technology and telecoms industries. The heads of department are Mukund DharCaroline Miller Smith and Christophe von Krause, all of whom are seasoned and highly-regarded practitioners.

Key clients

Future Global Resources Limited

Helios Investment Partners

Republic of Ghana

Chedid Capital

Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)

Deutsche Bank