Mr Seth Asante > Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah > Accra, Ghana > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Financial Institutions & Capital Markets and Energy & Infrastructure

Position

Managing Partner / Head, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets Practice Group / Head, Energy & Infrastructure Practice Group

Career

MANAGING PARTNER, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (BELA) (Jan 2021 – date)  /HEAD, Energy & Infrastructure Practice Group, BELA (April 2020 to date), HEAD, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets Practice Group, BELA (2010 to date); PARTNER, Corporate Department, BELA (2004-2010); LECTURER, Company Law, Ghana School of Law (2003-2016); SENIOR ASSOCIATE, BELA (2002-2004); ASSOCIATE, BELA, (1999-2002); DISTRICT REGISTRAR, Judicial Service (1990-1993).

Languages

English

Memberships

Ghana Bar Association

Education

London School of Economics (M.Sc., Law and Accounting, 2001). Ghana School of Law (QCL, 1999): University of Ghana, Legon (LL.B., 1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Ghana > Capital markets

Bentsi-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.

Ghana > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Ghana > Banking and finance

With 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.

Ghana > Infrastructure projects

Bentsi-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 > Energy

Bentsi-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.