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Seth Asante

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Work Department

Financial Institutions & Capital Markets

Position

Partner and Head of Financial Institutions and Capital Markets Practice Group

Career

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

Languages

English

Member

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)


Ghana

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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

Within: Capital markets

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

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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