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Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia

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ENSafrica in Ghana


Chairman of ENSafrica in Ghana


Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia is the chairman of ENSafrica | Ghana. He specialises in a number of areas of law, including banking and corporate finance, employment, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, corporate commercial, and corporate governance.

He has advised local and international clients in a number of industries, including the petroleum, telecommunications, insurance, and food and beverage industries.

Elikem’s experience includes advising clients on various aspects of business mergers and acquisitions, as well as negotiating and drafting commercial finance agreements in a range of industries.

He is the author of Kuenyehia on Entrepreneurship, the first Ghanaian textbook on entrepreneurship.

In 2012, Elikem was named by Forbes and CNBC as “West Africa Young Business Leader of the Year” and named one of Africa's next generation leaders by the African Leadership Network.

 In 2010, he was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, as well as one of “Africa’s 40 under 40 Achievers” by The Network Journal. He also received the Millennium Excellence Awards' Young Professional of the Year Award in 2006.


BA (Oxford University); MA (Oxford University); MBA (Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University); Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales; and Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Noted for its 'strong local knowledge combined with English law experience’, ENSafrica covers the gamut of banking and financing. It is often instructed by leading international banks and recently picked up several new clients in the financial services space. Paa Kwesi Morrison’s areas of expertise include asset finance, structured finance and derivatives, and firm chairman Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia is another leading practitioner in the team. Senior associate Anita Sekyi Yorke often has a role on the firm's major transactions.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

The highly regarded capital markets group at ENSafrica is a popular choice for foreign financial institutions engaged in raising capital. In addition to assisting clients with equity and debt capital markets transactions, the team is also equipped to provide regulatory compliance advice. Highlights for Paa Kwesi Morrison included advising the joint book runners on the issue by the government of Ghana of a multi-currency bond programme. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia is the firm chairman.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

ENSafrica has an impressive corporate and commercial transactional practice, which it complements with additional knowledge of tax, insurance and employment law. In addition to its established corporate client base, it is also a popular choice for international foreign law firms. Key members of the 'competent’ and 'responsive’ team include well-known partner Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia, managing associate Rachel Dagadu and senior associate Nana Yaa Ahmed.

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Infrastructure projects

Within: Infrastructure projects

ENSafrica’s vast infrastructure expertise spans shopping malls, roads, luxury apartment buildings and other real estate developments. The practice benefits from the firm's broader knowledge of construction and engineering, banking and finance, capital markets and dispute resolution. Paa Kwesi Morrison and Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia head the team, which includes managing associate Rachel Dagadu and senior associate Anita Sekyi Yorke.

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Legal market overview

Within: Leading individuals

Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia - ENSafrica

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