Firm Profile > Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah > Accra, Ghana

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah
4 MOMOTSE AVENUE
ADABRAKA, ACCRA
Ghana

Banking and finance Tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah's banking and finance practice is jointly led by Seth Asante and Frank Nimako Akowuah, who acted as Ghanaian counsel to Afreximbank on a $150m currency swap arrangement with the Bank of Ghana. The firm acts for major domestic and international banks in the Ghanaian market.

Practice head(s):

Seth Asante; Frank Nimako Akowuah

Key clients

African Export-Import Bank

Union Bank UK

Ghana International Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Citibank

Capital markets Tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah handles a wide range of domestic and international debt and equity capital markets transactions, including IPOs and private placements. Seth Asante and Frank Nimako Akowuah jointly lead the team. Associate Elizabeth Fugar is noted for her experience of advising on regulatory issues related to capital raising.

Practice head(s):

Seth Asante; Frank Akowuah

Key clients

Omega Group

Enterprise Group Limited

Société Générale Ghana

IC Securities Holdings Limited

Temple Investment

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah generates mandates from local and international clients across a wide range of sectors. Frank Nimako Akowuah and Seth Asante are acting as Ghanaian counsel to the majority shareholders of Opportunity International Savings and Loans Limited on the sale of the company to an acquirer. Akowuah and Asante jointly lead the team with Angela Gyasi and Susan-Barbara Kumapley.

Practice head(s):

Seth Asante; Susan-Barbara Kumapley; Angela Gyasi; Frank Akowuah

Key clients

Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited

Société Générale, Ghana

Brunswick Societe & Advocats

Black Star Advisors

Arqaam Capital

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah fields 'experienced lawyers' who are active in both international arbitration and litigation. Managing partner Ace Anan Ankomah and Daad Akwesi jointly lead the team. Ankomah has over 25 years of experience of court litigation at domestic and international level, as well as arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Ace Anan Ankomah; Daad Akwesi

Testimonials

‘The team has a deep bench of experienced lawyers who thoroughly research legal issues towards sound advice. The number of people in the firm and different areas of expertise make them a go-to firm for us especially in the area of litigation.’

‘The Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (BELA), Litigation & Dispute Resolution team is without a doubt one of the leading practice groups in Ghana. The team deploys its formidable research skills and has a relatively quick turnaround time on assignments.’

‘The individuals are well known and respected in Ghana for standing out and speaking up in the area of advocacy (Litigation Partner Ace Ankomah), as well as writing articles on recent landmark judgments.’

‘Ace Ankomah, who is now the managing partner, has national visibility as far as legal practice is concerned, particularly in dispute resolution. He is a great resource for the Ghana Bar Association facilitating many Continuous Legal Education (CLE) programs and ADR seminars in particular.’

‘Daad Akwesi and Gloria Coffie are clearly rising stars in their practice group.’

Key clients

Anglogold Ashanti Ghana

First National Bank Ghana Limited

Bayport Financial services

Stanbic Bank Ghana

Aviation Handling Services

Energy Tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah's energy practice generates mandates from clients in the oil and gas and mining sectors. The team is led by Kojo Bentsi-Enchill, who advises on M&A, tax and finance. Seyram Dzikunu is experienced in handling high-profile oil and gas transactions for market participants ranging in size from SMEs to multinational companies.

Practice head(s):

Kojo Bentsi-Enchill; Seyram Dzikunu

Key clients

Hunton & Williams

Stena Drilling Limited

Qatar Petroleum

Kosmos Energy Ghana

Vivo Energy

Infrastructure projects Tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah's infrastructure projects team is jointly led by Kojo Bentsi-Enchill and Seyram Dzikunu. In their capacity as sub-consultants to PwC Ghana, Bentsi-Enchill and Divine Letsa are assisting the Ministry of Railways Development with the development of the Eastern Railway Line.

Practice head(s):

Kojo Bentsi-Enchill; Seyram Dzikunu

Key clients

Appolonia Development Company

Meridian Ports Services

Ministry of Finance

IBC Equity Partners

A.P. Moller Capital

The firm: Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (BELA) was founded in 1988 by Kojo Bentsi-Enchill. BELA has since grown to comprise seven partners and a total of 30 fee-earners. The firm has seven partner-led practice groups, namely energy and natural resources, construction, infrastructure and transportation, litigation and dispute resolution, financial institutions and capital markets, business and industry, technology, media and telecommunications, and pensions, employment and immigration.

Each practice group has a balanced range of lawyers from partners to junior associates, and combines commercial understanding and sector knowledge with legal transactional skills in providing an unparalleled quality of legal services.

The firm has consistently been ranked as the leading legal services organisation in Ghana and has over many years retained its prestigious rating in several international legal reviews.’

Areas of practice: BELA advises on project finance, corporate finance, loan and equity investment privatisation, energy, oil, gas tax, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, dispute resolution, information technology, real estate, energy, mining and natural resources, telecommunications, contract procurement, divestiture, immigration, international trade and related matters, aviation, shipping, insurance, constructions and infrastructure projects. The firm also advises on employment and labour issues, intellectual property, capital markets, securities, due diligence, aviation, and international trade and its related matters.

The firm’s subsidiary, Trustee Services Ltd, provides company secretarial services. DataCenta, another subsidiary, has computerised the published legal materials of Ghana and disseminates legal databases via the internet and CD-ROM. This serves as a means to quick access to all relevant legislation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Energy and natural resources Kojo Bentsi-Enchill
Construction, infrastructure and transportation Divine Kwaku Duwose Letsa
Litigation and dispute resolution Ace Anan Ankomah
Litigation and dispute resolution Daad Akwesi
Financial institutions and capital markets Seth Kwasi Asante
Business and industry Susan Adjorkor Kumapley
Technology, media and telecommunications Susan Adjorkor Kumapley
Pensions, employment and immigration Angela Gyasi
Number of lawyers : 37
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