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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah > The Legal 500 Rankings
Ghana > Banking and finance Tier 1With Seth Asante and Frank Nimako Akowuah at the helm, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah‘s first-rate team has a notable reputation for its work on a wide range of banking, finance and investment banking matters in addition to its broader work in the financial services sector. It advises on a whole host of legal and regulatory matters relating to debt and equity capital market transactions as well as corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and other forms of raising capital. In addition, the group has considerable experience in due diligence exercises and is adept at advising on other forms of financing such as project and infrastructure financing work and asset financings. The practice acts for a substantial number of key local and foreign banks in Ghana.
Other key lawyers:
‘Market leaders; responsive; excellence in law and service’.
‘Seth Asante, Frank Nimako Akowuah and Nana Esi Beduwa Ghunney are all stand out names.’
African Export-Import Bank
Caterpillar Financial Services
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)
Macquarie Bank Limited
Ghana International Bank
Africa Trade Finance Limited
Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
DLA Piper Nederland N.V.
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Gemeinnützige GMBH
Development Bank Ghana
Ghana > Capital markets Tier 1Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah frequently works for leading market participants (including major financial institutions, governments and multinational corporations) in addition to first-time issuers and other key players in the capital market space. It is skilled at advising on all aspects of domestic and international debt and equity capital markets issues including IPOs and private placements. Seth Asante and Frank Nimako Akowuah co-lead the department, which is highly sought after for its advice on a whole host of regulatory matters and for its work on rights issuances and additional listings. It is also recommended for its expertise in medium-term note programmes and commercial paper issuance programmes.
‘Knowledgeable people in the various disciplines they specialise in especially Financial Services and Capital Market transactions’.
‘Seth Asante (Managing Partner). Knowledgeable in Corporate Law, as well as, Finance Markets and Capital Market regulations’.
‘Frank N. Akowuah (Partner) – Very responsive to the needs of clients’.
‘Their execution abilities are the best in Ghana for the capital markets. The team’s structuring expertise is a great asset and they offer excellent advice on efficient structures in the capital markets. They also have in-depth knowledge of the capital markets in general having advised on the largest transactions in the market. Partners are always available and junior support on transactions is very good. They have been a great asset in structuring a very complicated refinancing project- and their inputs were valuable in arriving at an optimal structure’.
‘Seth Asante and Frank Akowuah -have in-depth knowledge of the Ghanaian capital markets. Stand out for their structuring acumen in advising efficient and best structures for financing. Strong communication skills. Strong commercial skills. Strong execution capabilities and turnaround time on documents’.
Ghana Amalgamated Trust
Izwe Savings & Loans Plc
GCB Securities Limited
Bayport Financial Services
Tallmast Company Limited
Ghana Stock Exchange
Ghana > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1
The ‘excellent’ team at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has a stellar reputation for its work with a wide range of notable local and foreign clients. It frequently advises on all aspects of acquisitions, mergers, financings, due diligence and compliance issues. The team has substantial expertise in various sectors including the hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing industries and is particularly recommended for its skill in conducting large-scale corporate due diligence exercises on target companies. In addition the practice is highly regarded for its advice to international clients on the divestment and restructuring of Ghanaian subsidiaries. The group has a number of key practitioners including Seth Asante , Susan-Barbara Adjorkor Kumapley , Angela Gyasi and Frank Nimako Akowuah . In addition the practice is well-regarded for its work on structured trade and commodity finance deals.
LeapFrog Investments Group Limited
Unilever Ghana Limited
Oasis Capital Limited
ExpressPay Ghana Limited
Moringa SCA SICAR
Bayport Management Limited
Future Global Resources Limited
Digital Innova Ghana Limited
Ghana > Dispute resolution Tier 1Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has significant experience in corporate litigation as well as telecoms, mining, and oil and gas disputes, and also garners praise for its work on a whole host of other contentious matters that arise in family law, employment and real estate cases. Other strengths lie in debt recovery work, international dispute resolution, and mediation and arbitration proceedings. Ace Anan Ankomah and Daad Akwesi co-head the department.
Other key lawyers:
‘The BELA team is an excellent team of highly skilled specialists. The team’s gender parity is above that of its competitor firms. Indeed, we deal with more female legal practitioners than with male practitioners’.
‘The individuals I work with include Ace Anan Ankomah, Daad Akwesi, Gloria Coffie and Nania Owusu-Ankomah. They have great specialist knowledgeable in their areas’.
‘The BELA Dispute Resolution team is unique for their in-depth knowledge of substantive law as well as procedural law, a skill rarely exhibited by most litigation lawyers. BELA’s use of digital laws (technology) enhances their research capabilities and enables them to easily share information with their clients’.
‘Nania Owusu-Ankomah and Daad Akwesi are through in their research, compelling in their arguments and reassuring for the client‘.
Ecobank Ghana Limited
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
FBN Bank UK
Vitol Energy (Bermuda) Ltd
AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Ltd
Securities and Exchange Commission
Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd
Stanbic Ghana Ltd
Tetra Pak Group
- Representing a consortium of international banks in disputes relating to the recovery of loans given to companies in Ghana to the tune of $57.5m.
- Representing major deepwater oil and gas exploration and production companies in disputes relating to a government-ordered unitisation.
- Representing the securities industry regulatory body in a number of disputes concerning the revocation of licences arising from the recent banking and securities industry crisis.
Ghana > Energy Tier 1Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah fields a skilled and experienced team, which has significant experience in corporate and commercial transactions in the oil and gas, power and mining sectors. The group is led by Seth Asante , Seyram Dzikunu and Elizabeth Ashun , and acts for major multinationals as well as local small and medium-sized enterprises. Asante is the firm’s managing partner and has considerable expertise in energy and mining deals, while Dzikunu has a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial transactions relating to oil and gas, power and energy sectors. The group handles all aspects of petroleum agreements, gas sales agreements, joint venture agreements, power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements and fuel supply agreements.
‘Very strong on analytical advice. Very consistent. Seyram Dzikunu is extremely bright’.
‘Very experienced, extremely responsive and impressively professional team’.
‘Seyram Dzikunu is an excellent lawyer and gives thoughtful, measured advice’.
Tullow Ghana Limited
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy)
Kosmos Energy Ghana
Ghana > Infrastructure projects Tier 1Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has a well-regarded team that advises on a wide range of issues in the mining and energy sectors, and the first-rate team has an excellent reputation for its work on major infrastructure projects. The department is lead by the highly regarded Seth Asante , Seyram Dzikunu and newly-promoted partner Elizabeth Ashun . Dzikunu has extensive experience in a vast array of corporate and commercial oil and gas projects as well as power and mining issues, while Ashun has been involved in major infrastructure and real estate projects in Ghana and has acted for Government institutions, construction companies, developers and charities.
Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF)
African Export–Import Bank
Team Engineering SpA and Vision Consult Limited
Platinum Properties Limited
A.P Moller Capital
- Acting as legal sub-consultant to KPMG, consultant to the Ministry of Finance, in connection with the development of the Volta Lake Inland Water Transport System.
- Acting as legal sub-consultant to Team Engineering SpA & Vision Consult Limited in connection with the Ghana-Burkina Faso Inter-Connectivity Railway Project.
- Advising Afreximbank in connection with the grant of a debt facility of $65.8m to PMD Assetco Limited in connection with the construction of a Floating Dry Dock at Takoradi Port.
Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah > Firm Profile
Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah(Bentsi-Enchill) is a leading full-service law firm in Ghana with in-depth expertise and experience in providing first-rate legal services for international and local clients in all sectors of the economy.
We are well-recognised for our leadership and stand out for providing commercially relevant legal services and innovative solutions to our clients.
What drives us is our long-term commitment to providing legal services with the highest level of professionalism and quality, as well as building our teams to help our clients succeed and take advantage of the right opportunities.
Bentsi-Enchill operates under four (4) specialised partner-led practice groups.
Our practice groups are:
Financial Institutions & Capital Markets
Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah was founded in 1990 with the mission to provide our clients with excellent market-leading legal services. Over the years, we have built a reputation for our extensive knowledge and experience from working on the most complex transactions and disputes for foreign investors, local companies, statutory entities and the government.
Our approach is simple. We think differently and lead the way in creating structures that meet the needs of our clients. We understand that our clients operate in increasingly challenging times and are committed to partnering with them to help them navigate these challenges and deliver the highest-quality advice and service.
|Disputes||Ace Anan Ankomah, Managing Partner / Heademail@example.com||+233.302.208888|
|Energy and Infrastructure||Seth Kwasi Asante, Headfirstname.lastname@example.org||+233.302.208888|
|Financial Institutions and Capital Markets||Seth Kwasi Asante, Heademail@example.com||+233.302.208888|
|Corporate Commercial||Susan Adjorkor Kumapley, Headfirstname.lastname@example.org||+233.302.208888|
|Corporate Commercial||Angela Gyasiemail@example.com||+233.302.208888|
|Financial Institutions and Capital Markets||Frank Akowuahfirstname.lastname@example.org||+233.302.208888|
|Energy and Infrastructure||Seyram Dzikunuemail@example.com||+233.302.208888|
|Disputes||Nania Owusu-Ankomah Sackeyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+233.302.208888|
|Energy and Infrastructure||Elizabeth Ashunemail@example.com||+233.302.208888|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 29
MembershipsGhana Bar Association Lex Mundi Lex Africa
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution
- Infrastructure projects