Firm Profile > ENSafrica > Accra, Ghana

ENSafrica
5th floor Vivo Place
Cantonments City, Rangoon Lane
Accra
Ghana

Ghana > Banking and finance Tier 1

ENSafrica has a dedicated banking and finance team that is well known for its work on major cross-border deals. The team has been particularly active recently in advising on the financing aspects of key infrastructure projects. Other sector strengths include healthcare in addition to oil and gas. Paa Kwesi Morrison has considerable experience in advising financial institutions, while Rachel Dagadu specialises in several areas such as project finance and banking. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia has left the firm.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Country knowledge and first-rate legal knowledge. I have worked closely with Rachel Dagadu for many years. She is a first-rate lawyer.  Responsive and hands on. Always a pleasure to work with.’

Responsive and consistent with the advice.

Key clients

Standard Chartered Bank

Absa Bank Limited

Societe Generale

Hungarian Export-Import Bank Private Limited Company

GHL Bank Plc

The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited

Mauritius Commercial Bank

International Finance Corporation

Gemcorp Group

Israel Discount Bank

Hungarian Export-Import Bank Private Limited Company

Ghana > Capital markets Tier 1

ENSafrica has a wealth of experience of all aspects of capital markets work including bond issuances, senior notes issuances, derivative transactions and domestic bond programmes. It frequently assists clients when there is a mandatory takeover offer of a listed company. Other strengths lie in obtaining various regulatory approvals and advising on the disclosure requirements that are needed to effect these transactions. The team is recognised for its experience in cross-border deals. The team regularly liaises with various regulators, including the Ghana Stock Exchange, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Bank of Ghana. Paa Kwesi Morrison and Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah are both vastly experienced in this area. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia has left the firm.

Ghana > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah leads the 'exceptional' team at ENSafrica, which is well known for its experience across a wide range of cross-border M&A deals. The able team frequently advises on complex joint venture agreements and restructurings as well as regulatory and corporate governance issues. It advises some bilateral agencies in addition to international companies and acts for a whole host of Ghanaian companies in addition to SMEs. It has particular sector expertise in mining, energy and telecoms. Other key names include Paa Kwesi Morrison and Rachel Dagadu. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah

Other key lawyers:

Paa Kwesi Morrison’; Rachel Dagadu; Nana Yaa Ahmed; Patricia Jane Mumuni

Testimonials

‘The team is unique in its holistic and proactive approach to its customers. It provides high quality advice and a professional service. The firm covers all aspects of corporate issues and has a team with all the necessary expertise to answer all our needs‘.

Patricia has become immediately a true partner to us, taking full responsibility for all legal issues, using ENS Ghana resources effectively to make sure we get the best service, and making sure that we get quality legal advice on any matter related to our operations and completing regulatory processes in a timely manner‘.

The competence of the ENSafrica team is one of the best we have come across in the field. Communication and responsiveness of the team were beyond my expectations – the best we’ve seen so far. Patricia and her team are always available to assist us any time we contact them‘.

Punctual and hardworking – Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah and Nana Yaa Ahmed‘.

The team offers very good client service and works to very high ethical standards. ENSafrica demonstrates an understanding of how businesses operate, the markets and the competition and gives tailored advice that serves our interests, objectives and growth intentions. Patricia Mumuni has been of immense help. Very professional and thorough. She goes to great lengths to thoroughly understand (and anticipate) our needs and then structure solutions around those needs‘.

Very knowledgeable on corporate legal matters in Ghana and the sub-region – excellent contacts and relationships with the executives in the Government agencies which is very helpful for resolving and fast-tracking approvals. The lawyers display a commitment to the clients’ business matters and walk alongside the client to achieve his/her business objectives- the team is very professional in all their engagements and very responsive‘.

The attention to clients’ needs and proactive engagement sets the firm apart from others. Nana Yaa Ahmed in particular goes the extra mile for her clients, she is always available and truly knows her clients- she is proactive in her engagements and ensures that she partners with her clients in a meaningful way, keeping clients abreast of macro economic and any changes to the regulatory landscape. She is always professional and an absolute pleasure to work with‘.

Rachel Dagadu  and Patricia Jane Mumuni are both highly recommended. Each time I have worked with them I have been impressed by their responsiveness and dedication, as well as the quality of their legal work‘.

Key clients

American Tower Corporation (ATC)

Channel VAS DMCC

Direct Pay Limited

Fair Trade Outsourcing (formerly Rethink Staffing)

Goldkey Properties Limited;

Growthpoint Investec African Properties Limited

Hyundai Motor Company

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Jumo World Limited

Nurevas Foods Ghana Limited

Sahel Health Ghana Limited

Teachers Fund

Verod Capital Management Limited

Ghana > Dispute resolution Tier 1

ENSafrica is skilled across a wide range of sectors from employment and international commercial arbitration to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and insolvency and debt restructuring disputes. It has recently expanded into shipping and maritime work and has seen a notable increase in instructions concerning anti-bribery and corruption investigations and banking matters. The practice is also renowned for its considerable strength in civil liability and finance-related disputes and it continues to work alongside many leading international law firms. David A. Asiedu heads the team, which represents various major clients in complex and significant matters. David Adu-Tutu Jr is also well regarded as is Joseph Kwadwo Konadu who has particular expertise in labour and industrial relations, debt recovery and product/manufacturer’s liability in addition to real estate and construction disputes - both are senior associates.

Practice head(s):

David A. Asiedu

Testimonials

‘My experience of ENS Africa is that it is a reliable firm, quick to respond and very knowledgeable. Joseph Konadu is an excellent operator.  Very user friendly and sharp.  He is a pleasure to work with‘.

ENSafrica (Ghana) employs cutting-edge legal research and solutions to provide responsive legal services to its clients. The dispute resolution team in Ghana  led by David Asiedu can be counted on for the depth of research and analysis and professionalism‘.

The team members are top-notch and motivated to deliver superior client service. The tech support promotes privacy in client communications and superior legal research. David Asiedu and his team e.g. Joseph Konadu are very professional in their dealings with clients and are strong and confident in advocating for clients in court or at arbitration. They are also known for their strong ethics and values‘.

Key clients

Signal Martime Aframax Pool Ltd

International Finance Corporation

OPEC Fund for International Development

Ghana Community Network Services Ltd

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Ltd

The Receiver (uniBank Ghana Ltd)

DHL Ghana Ltd

LH Trading

Vodafone Ghana Ltd Y

Thai Union Group PCL

Ghana > Energy Tier 1

ENSafrica receives a steady flow of instructions in project financing transactions in particular and has also advised clients on the financing of major energy and infrastructure projects in addition to assisting clients with the construction of power plants, national roads and commercial real estate. Solar energy projects are another area of strength. Paa Kwesi Morrison is well known in the energy and natural resources sector. Rachel Dagadu is also noted for her work in gas, energy and petroleum law. Senior associate Cletus Danliar Banseh is another key name. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia has left the firm.

Testimonials

The go-to firm in Ghana. The lawyers know their stuff and are generally responsive. Paa Kwesi Morrison: really knows what he’s talking about and has a good knowledge of the market practice as well the nuts and bolts of the law. Cletus Banseh: a very good support for Paa Kwesi.’

Key clients

Red Sea Gateway Terminals

CrossBoundary Energy

Standard Chartered Bank

Absa Bank Limited

Societe Generale

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund Limited

NCDC Group Plc

Hungarian Export-Import Bank Private Limited Company

Mauritius Commercial Bank

Development Bank of Southern Africa Limited

Vitol

Tysilio NGemcorp

Natixis

Ghana > Infrastructure projects Tier 1

ENSafrica has a committed project development team that has considerable cross-border capabilities. It advises some of the world’s leading organisations and bilateral agencies and also acts for many indigenous Ghanaian companies and small and medium enterprises. The group acts for clients across a wide range of sectors and has developed specialist knowledge of mining, energy and telecoms in particular. The firm has played a pivotal role in some big-ticket infrastructure projects and has advised on various large-scale projects including  on the construction of power plants, petroleum products storage tank farms, major national roads, luxury apartment buildings and commercial real estate developments. Paa Kwesi Morrison and Rachel Dagadu  are noted. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia left the firm.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Country knowledge and first-rate legal knowledge. I have worked closely with Rachel Dagadu for many years.  She is a first-rate lawyer.  Responsive and hands on.  Always a pleasure to work with.

Key clients

Deutsche Bank AG

Keteke Group

VINCI Highways

UK Export Finance

Growthpoint Investec Africa Properties Limited

Red Sea Gateway Terminals

Amandi Investment Limited

The Export-Import Bank of China

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

Standard Chartered Bank

ENSafrica

www.ENSafrica.com

info@ENSafrica.com

Credible difference

With over 600 specialist practitioners, ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm and has the capacity to deliver on your business requirements across all major industries and the African continent.  We are able to leverage our resources to deliver legal solutions that suit your pricing preferences and timeframes.

Excellence

ENSafrica is recognised by top ranking agencies such as Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA Guide, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide and International Tax Review’s World Tax Guide, as well as by the African Legal Awards and DealMakers Awards, for achieving consistently high standards when working on the continent.

Novel solutions

We will work to find innovative solutions to ensure you achieve your commercial goals, whether it be successfully executing a strategy, maintaining a competitive edge or defending your position. Our aim is to deliver in the manner that best suits your business requirements, preferences and pricing structures. We can advise you directly, or work closely with your in-house legal teams.

Synergy

With more than 200 years’ experience, ENSafrica has significant expertise across the breadth of commercial areas and covering the African continent. We are committed to creating enduring client relationships, which are founded in a values-driven culture, and to providing you with to-the-point, jargon-free advice. We harness our deep specialist expertise in areas relevant to the project and at the correct level. This enables us to tailor-make solutions for you, with the desired turnaround times and cost efficiencies.

Africa focus

Over many years, ENSafrica has developed a large knowledge base of resources and a deep understanding of local nuances and ways of doing business. We have practical experience working on the ground and direct access to high-end, professional contacts across the continent, assuring you of consistent quality and world-class service. We have practitioners who are qualified to practise English law and French law and we have extensive experience in the legal codes of OHADA used in West and Central Africa.

 

Our practice areas

  • Africa Regulatory and Business Intelligence
  • Agribusiness
  • Asia-Africa Trade
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)
  • Competition / Antitrust
  • Corporate Commercial
  • Data Privacy and Protection
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fiduciary
  • Fintech
  • Forensics
  • Immigration
  • India-Africa Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Insolvency, Restructuring and Business Rescue
  • Insurance
  • IntelligENS (AI)
  • International Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Mining
  • Mine and Occupational Health and Safety (MOHS)
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity
  • Pro Bono and Corporate Social Investment
  • Project Development and Project Finance
  • Real Estate / Property
  • Retirement Funds
  • Shipping, Ports and Logistics
  • Tax
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)

Offices

ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with offices in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda.  We also have two dedicated pro bono offices in South Africa.

Through our in-country and regional expertise, combined with our network of high quality correspondent firms, we are able to assist you with all your legal and tax requirements, no matter where in Africa you choose to do business.

ENSafrica | Ghana
5th Floor Vivo Place, Cantonments City, Rangoon Lane, Accra
tel: +233 30 225 3980
infoACC@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

ENSafrica | Kenya
15th Floor One Africa Place, Junction of Chiromo and Rhapta Roads, Westlands, Nairobi
tel: +254 205 007 000
infoNBO@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

ENSafrica | Mauritius
19 Church Street, Port Louis
tel: +230 212 2215
infoMRU@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

ENSafrica | Namibia
Unit 3 Ground Floor, Sonneneck Building, Moses Garoeb Street, Swakopmund
tel: +264 64 415 380
infoSWP@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

No 4 1st Floor, The Business Park, Sam Nujoma Avenue, Walvis Bay
tel: +264 64 281 100
infoWVB@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

Unit 4 LA Chambers, Ausspann Plaza, Dr Agostinho Neto Road, Windhoek
tel: +264 61 379 700
infoWDH@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

ENSafrica | Rwanda
Kacyiru KG 7th Avenue #35, Blue Star House 1st Floor – Wing B, Kigali
tel: +250 252 551 500
infoKGL@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

​ENSafrica South Africa
​35 Lower Long Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
tel: +27 21 410 2500
infoCPT@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

1 Richefond Circle, Ridgeside Office Park, Umhlanga, Durban
tel: +27 31 536 8600
infoDUR@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

The MARC | Tower 1, 129 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg
tel: +27 11 269 7600
infoJNB@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

La Gratitude, 97 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
tel: +27 21 808 6620
infoSTB@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com

ENSafrica | Uganda
4th Floor, Rwenzori Towers, Plot 6 Nakasero Road, Nakasero, Kampala
tel: +256 31 222 5500
infoKLA@ENSafrica.com
www.ENSafrica.com


ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 specialist practitioners, giving us the capacity to deliver on our clients’ business requirements in all major industries across the African continent.  

While Africa provides great potential for growth, businesses often face unpredictable regional challenges and conflicting regulatory requirements. It is therefore useful to have a partner who has African know-how and multijurisdictional capabilities. 

Over many years, ENSafrica has accumulated practical experience working on the ground throughout Africa, and has a solid understanding of local markets, cultures, nuances and ways of doing business.  

Our cross-border, continent-wide expertise in law, tax, regulatory, forensics and IP is augmented by our longstanding partnerships with high-end, professional correspondent firms, who have been selected for their deep in-country know-how. This enables our clients to receive advice from the most qualified legal advisors in each jurisdiction, and assures them of consistent quality and world-class service across the African continent.   

Operating independently allows us to offer advice that is always in the best interests of our clients. 

ENSafrica has practitioners who are qualified and registered to practise English law and French law, and we have extensive experience in the legal codes of OHADA used in West and Central Africa. We are also able to transact in a variety of foreign languages such as Cantonese, Mandarin and Portuguese. 


Diversity at ENSafrica

Recognising Diversity is one of ENSafrica’s four core values. We believe that excellence and the ability to provide novel solutions for our clients are strongly ameliorated by the coming together of practitioners with diverse backgrounds, skillsets and perspectives.

ENSafrica demonstrably embraces our unique differences which extend across genders, life choices, locations, culture, race and more. Our people are given equal opportunities and special allowances are proactively made for unique circumstances and for those who were previously marginalised or suffered discrimination.

Pro bono and corporate social investment

We are deeply aware of the socio-economic context in which we operate. We are committed to offering access to justice, free of charge, to qualifying disadvantaged individuals through our two pro bono offices in Alexandra (Johannesburg) and Mitchells Plain (Cape Town). These offices, which were the first of their kind in South Africa, provide free, high-quality legal services to the community from within the community. All ENSafrica practitioners in South Africa, regardless of rank, render at least 32 hours of pro bono service per year to this initiative, which is 50% more than is required by the Legal Practice Council. We also provide commissioners for the small claims courts that are run in our pro bono offices. We also recently launched a pro bono offering in Windhoek, Namibia.

In addition, through all our offices, we provide free legal services (pro amico) to a variety of causes and projects, and we donate funding and resources to a number of interest groups and organisations.

B-BBEE in South Africa

As an African law firm, we are committed to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in South Africa. B-BBEE is a constitutionally mandated objective of the South African Government which seeks to address the legacy of apartheid through legislation and policy aimed at increasing the participation of black people in the economy.

It consists of measures and initiatives aimed at increasing levels of equity ownership by black people in businesses operating in South Africa, increasing the number of black people who participate in management roles in businesses, improving the skills of black employees, assisting black owned SMMEs, procuring goods and services from businesses that are good contributors to B-BBEE, and corporate social investment.