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Mr Seth Asante
Financial Institutions & Capital Markets and Energy & Infrastructure
Managing Partner and Head of Financial Institutions and Capital Markets; and Energy & Infrastructure
Seth is the Managing Partner and Head of the Financial Institutions and Capital Markets; and Energy & Infrastructure practice groups. He has over 23 years of professional experience in corporate finance transactions, debt and equity capital markets transactions, banking, insurance and securities regulatory matters, restructuring and insolvency matters and has worked on several blue-chip transactions. Seth’s clients include Ghana Amalgamated Trust Plc, African Export-Import Bank, Scancom plc, Citi Bank, Oasis Capital Ghana Limited, Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana Stock Exchange, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund, Newmont Ghana Limited, AngloGold Ashanti (GH) Ltd., Tullow Ghana Limited Vitol SA, Ministry of Finance, Aker Energy, Kosmos Energy Ghana HC.
Member, Ghana Bar Association
Member, Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors
Member, International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals.
Seth has an LLB from the University of Ghana, a qualifying certificate from the Ghana School of Law and an MSc in Law and Accounting from the London School of Economics.
Spearheaded by Seth Asante and Frank Nimako Akowuah (who has the ‘ability to discuss thorny issues with the client and work towards their resolution‘), the first-rate team at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has an established reputation for its work with a range of financial institutions, institutional investors and companies. It can also frequently be found advising an array of large multinational corporations and emerging businesses on various transactions. The group regularly advises on the full range of lending and borrowing matters, such as acquisitions, and asset and structured trade financing deals. In addition, the skilled team is recommended for its regulatory advice to authorities and government agencies. Restructuring and insolvency issues are also covered by the team, which has additional experience in conducting large-scale due diligence exercises. Other strengths lie in advising on the financing aspects of project and infrastructure work.
The ‘efficient’ team at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah is ‘able to handle the most complex cases due to its knowledge and expertise’. Under the joint leadership of Seth Asante and Frank Nimako Akowuah, the group frequently handles the most sophisticated debt and equity capital markets transactions in the market. It advises on a broad range of international and domestic deals, including initial public offerings as well as private placements. It has acted as transaction advisers on a significant number of listed corporate equity securities transactions in addition to listed corporate debt securities deals in the local market. The lawyers also receive plaudits for their ‘strong commercial acumen’.
Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah fields a highly regarded team, which is equipped to advise on complex and significant transactions in Ghana. Its expertise spans all areas of corporate compliance matters in addition to commercial and corporate deals. It is particularly known for its experience in conducting large-scale corporate due diligence exercises on target companies. It is also sought after for its advice to international clients on divestment and restructuring of Ghanaian subsidiaries. Susan-Barbara Adjorkor Kumapley‘s expertise covers the telecoms, media and technology sectors in particular, and Angela Gyasi has played a leading role in a variety of major corporate transactions for multinational corporations and local companies. Frank Nimako Akowuah and Seth Asante are other highly regarded members of the department.
Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah continues to work on the most significant transactions in the market involving oil and gas, renewables and power. In the upstream oil and gas space, its experience spans all the phases of project development. It has also worked on various high-profile deals in downstream and midstream oil and gas. Under the leadership of Seth Asante, Seyram Dzikunu and Elizabeth Ashun, the group also garners praise for its advice on all aspects of renewable and thermal energy. The group is well placed to handle a wide array of issues from petroleum and gas sale agreements to fuel supply and power purchase agreements. It often advises on interconnection agreements and the related security documentation to obtain the financing for these deals. Its clients range from leading multinational oil and gas companies to private equity funds and investors. Other key clients include operators and small-to-medium businesses.
The ‘excellent’ team at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah focuses on the legal and regulatory aspects of infrastructure projects in key sectors such as railways, roads, ports and harbours. Other core areas of expertise include advising on shipping and maritime issues. It receives a steady flow of instructions on high-profile construction and infrastructure deals, real estate financings and energy transactions in Ghana, counting government entities, leading management consultancy firms, sponsors, project companies and lenders among its clients. The ‘fantastic’ Seth Asante is a key member of the team. Seyram Dzikunu has extensive experience in corporate and commercial transactions relating to oil and gas, power and mining, and Elizabeth Ashun has a wealth of expertise in infrastructure, real estate development and finance projects.
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