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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah maintains a leading position in the banking and finance sector in Ghana, where it enjoys longstanding relationships with major banks. Seth Asante, who heads the financial services and capital markets group, advised African Export-Import Bank and Mashreq Bank on their accession to a $150m swap arrangement with the Bank of Ghana. Frank Nimako Akowuah was promoted to partner in March 2018 and is another contact in the team.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

The 'excellent’ team at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah is 'very responsive’ and provides 'a precise solution’. It has a well-established client base of financial services companies, which turn to it for a range of capital markets, finance and corporate transactions. A team led by Seth Asante advised the Ministry of Finance on a receivables-backed bond programme and listing on the Ghana Fixed Income Market. In another highlight, Asante assisted an oil and gas-sector client with the establishment of a medium-term notes programme.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

With 'an excellent reputation as a go-to corporate and investment law firm’, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah’s 'professional’ lawyers 'have great collaborative spirit’. The team was kept busy in 2017 and 2018 assisting buyers with acquisitions, investments and due diligence. On the sell side, highlights included Seth Asante’s advice to LeapFrog Investment on its sale of shares in Petra Holdings to Capital Alliance Private Equity IV. Susan-Barbar Adjorkor Kumapleyr stands out for her TMT-sector know-how, and Angela Gyasi has expertise in pensions and employment law in addition to her corporate practice.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Managing partner Ace Anan Ankomah heads the dispute resolution department at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, which is able to handle complex and high-stakes litigation. The group is also well versed in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including international arbitration. Highlights among key partner Daad Akwesi’s recent workload included representing a client in the education sector in a case brought by former employees.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah ‘understands the commercial side of decisions’ and provides ‘solid, practical advice’. Kojo Bentsi-Enchill heads the energy and infrastructure practice group, which frequently has a leading role on significant projects in the country. Recently, that has included advising Strategic Security Systems on the development of a solar photovoltaic plant. Senior associates Seyram Dzikunu and Araba Attua-Afari are key members of the team.

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Infrastructure projects
Infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 1

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

A ‘one-stop shop for quality legal services’, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has 'a strong team made up of experienced practitioners with hands-on knowledge about various areas of law’. It is a popular choice for lenders and developers in large infrastructure and construction projects, and recently advised Ecobank Ghana on the financing of certain airport developments as part of the airport's expansion. Practice head Divine Letsa and associate Gifty Duah-Boakye are recommended.

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