Firm Profile > Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys > Accra, Ghana

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys
NO. 6 AIRPORT ROAD, AIRPORT RESIDENTIAL AREA
ACCRA
Ghana

Ghana > Banking and finance Tier 1

Kimathi Kuenyehia leads an excellent team at Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys that advises banks, development financial institutions and export credit agencies on the full spectrum of financial products. It is adept at handling major asset financing deals, advising on corporate and investment grade lending as well as derivatives and real estate financing. It also garners praise for its work in the fintech sector in addition to Islamic financing, leveraged and acquisition financing and projects and infrastructure financing. The practice is skilled too at handling other areas such as restructuring and insolvency matters as well as commodities work. Other key clients include some major multinational corporations.

Practice head(s):

Kimathi Kuenyehia

Key clients

Nedbank Ltd

Ecobank Development Corporation/ Ecobank Limited

National Investment Bank

Development Bank of South Africa

Danske Bank

First Atlantic Bank

Ghana > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys routinely advises multinational and national companies as well as foreign governments and their agencies on a whole host of corporate and commercial issues. The group is well equipped to advise on significant M&A deals and joint venture arrangements. The practice frequently assists key international clients with establishing their businesses in Ghana. The first-rate team also has particular strength in advising on the financing aspects of large projects. Kimathi Kuenyehia heads the department, which has particular sector expertise in mining, oil and gas and telecoms. In addition, the group has substantial experience in power, renewable energy and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Kimathi Kuenyehia

Key clients

Asanko Gold

FMO, the Dutch Development finance company

United Kingdom’s development finance company, CDC Group Plc

Finnfund

Danish Government

Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund – Cardinal Resources

First Atlantic Bank

African Finance Corporation, Fidelity Bank and Ecowas Development Bank

CDC Group

A leading UK renewable energy fund

Nedbank Ltd

Ecobank Development Corporation/ Ecobank Limited

National Investment Bank

Development Bank of South Africa

Danske Bank

Ghana > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys has considerable strength in the oil and gas sector in addition to the telecoms industry and in all forms of shipping disputes. It is involved in novel and complex litigation and frequently defends multinational corporations in various disputes. The team is also experienced in handling disputes in the local courts all the way up to the Supreme Court of Ghana. Kimathi Kuenyehia is the practice head.

Practice head(s):

Kimathi Kuenyehia

Key clients

ENI

Lekela

Google

Glencore

Liebherr France SAS

National Oilwell Varco

Michael Baker International

Three Crowns LLP

Golar LNG

Wells Fargo

Asanko Gold

Ascoma

Ghana > Energy Tier 2

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys is skilled in all aspects of energy projects from the financing of these projects through to the acquisition and the sale of businesses that are involved in the oil and gas industry. Other strengths include advising on the renewable energy sector. Kimathi Kuenyehia leads the team, which has been active in some of the key energy projects in Ghana in recent years.

Practice head(s):

Kimathi Kuenyehia

Key clients

Siemens AG

United States of America agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation

China Construction Bank

Genser

World Bank Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

African Finance Corporation, Fidelity Bank and Ecowas Development Bank

CDC Group

A leading UK renewable energy fund

Aksa Energy Company Ghana Limited

ENI

Asanko Gold

Africa Finance Corporation and the ECOWAS Bank

Genser Energy

Ghana > Infrastructure projects Tier 2

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys advises on a broad range of infrastructure projects in Ghana, including the expansion of harbours, docks and the development of broadband networks. Kimathi Kuenyehia is the name to note.

The firm: Kimathi & Partners is highly regarded as one of the best business law firms in Ghana. The firm handles most of the large and demanding transactions in Ghana for foreign governments, global multinationals and Fortune 500 companies doing business in Ghana. Clients include Google, Uber, Tullow Oil, the Danish and German Embassy in Ghana, Novartis, Royal Dutch Shell, Volvo, Asanko Gold, Multichoice, Finnfund, Danida, EKN, IFU and Deutsche Welle, among others.

Kimathi & Partners is ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in Ghana by The Legal 500 in banking, finance, M&A, commercial and corporate, making it one of the top three law firms in Ghana. An award-winning firm, it is described as ‘the most responsive law firm’ in Ghana. The team keeps its word and its integrity, and is available to clients on weekends and after working hours.

Credible law firm ranking companies (The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Chambers Global) rank it as a leading law firm in Ghana. According to them, Kimathi & Partners is a ‘firm which keeps its promise’; it is ‘highly skilled and the team knows how to think outside the box’; and it provides ‘peerless service’ with the ‘highest professional and ethical standards’.

The firm provides one of the most competitive training programmes for its trainees and associates with the aim of producing top-notch lawyers who are commercially minded, time-conscious and sensitive to clients’ expectations and issues. The firm’s lawyers are the clients’ first call when contemplating any difficult decision.

Areas of practice: The firm’s areas of practice include: energy (including a strong renewable energy practice); corporate and commercial; project finance and infrastructure; dispute resolution and litigation; shipping; metals and mining; banking, finance and capital markets; telecoms, media and technology; tax and all Ghana law-related matters.

The firm’s dispute resolution and litigation practice is highly regarded and has a remarkable winning record, including a precedent-setting Supreme Court decision on an employment/contempt-related matter. The firm is currently defending a Fortune 500 company in a precedent-setting online defamation suit.

Recent deals: Kimathi & Partners is advising the Millennium Challenge Corporation/US government on the implementation of the US$498.2m compact grant provided to Ghana’s government. The five-year compact, the largest US government transaction under Power Africa, will transform the country’s energy sector, and is expected to catalyse billions of dollars in private energy investment.

Kimathi & Partners advised African Finance Corporation and other lenders on a US$100m facility to the Volta River Authority in relation to VRA’s 350MW combined cycle gas project.

Kimathi & Partners advised Google regarding the development of a fibre-optic infrastructure which includes the building of more than 1,200km of infrastructure to connect local ISPs and MNOs to provide fast and reliable internet in Ghana.

Kimathi & Partners is advising Golar LNG in respect of an LNG FSRU project it is developing in Ghana to supply LNG. This transaction is the first FSRU project in West Africa.

Kimathi & Partners is advising on the merger of three pharmaceutical companies. This transaction is the first of its kind in Ghana.

Department Name Email Telephone
Agriculture
Banking and corporate finance
Projects and infrastructure
Real estate transactions
Dispute resolution
Litigation
Capital markets
Tax
Business ethics and anticorruption
Maritime/shipping
Corporate and M&A
Intellectual property
Employment, labour and immigration
Energy and natural resources
Telecoms and construction
English
French
German
Serbian
Contact : Kimathi Kuenyehia