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

Kimathi & Partners, Corporate Attorneys

Ghana > Banking and finance Tier 2

Ghana > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Ghana > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Ghana > Energy Tier 2

Ghana > Infrastructure projects Tier 2

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.

Banking and corporate finance
Projects and infrastructure
Real estate transactions
Dispute resolution
Capital markets
Business ethics and anticorruption
Corporate and M&A
Intellectual property
Employment, labour and immigration
Energy and natural resources
Telecoms and construction
Contact : Kimathi Kuenyehia