N. Dowuona & Company > Accra, Ghana > Firm Profile

N. Dowuona & Company
Solis House
GL-056-7567 Adembra Road
East Cantonments

Ghana > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

At N. Dowuona & Company, the corporate team continues to act on complex domestic and cross-border transactions. Led by NanaAma Botchway, the group is well versed in advising on joint ventures between large local corporates and multinational corporations, inbound investments, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate governance and regulatory matters. The practice continues to handle a steady workflow of private equity and venture capital matters from international and domestic private equity and venture capital funds. Other key practitioners to note are Alex Calloway and Achiaa Akobour Debrah.

Practice head(s):

NanaAma Botchway

Other key lawyers:


‘Partners and associates are eager to support the client’s legal and commercial challenges, and are capable of taking an in-depth perspective from the client’s point of view.’

‘Prompt response, in-depth international and local legal knowledge, eagerness to find suitable and appropriate solutions for the client.’

Key clients

Acumen Resilient Agricultural Fund


Charles Russel Speechly

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

MOAB Minerals Limited

Trinity International

Upfield Holdings B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Upfield, the plant-based oil and spreads business that was spun-out of Unilever, in connection with the potential sale of certain assets in Ghana.
  • Advised on a proposed venture capital investment into one of Ghana’s leading agricultural companies.

Ghana > Infrastructure projects Tier 1

The infrastructure projects practice at N. Dowuona & Company has a solid track record in advising on all aspects of project development and financing in Ghana. With NanaAma Botchway at the helm, the group represents clients from a broad range of sectors, including telecoms, oil and gas, power, railways, ports and harbours. Regulatory work is another key area of instruction. The client base includes domestic and international public and private sector developers, contractors, landlords and tenants, and service and technology providers. Achiaa Akobour Debrah is singled out for her contributions.

Practice head(s):

NanaAma Botchway

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Prime Meridian Docks

Sentinel Global Advisers

Atlantic Terminal Services Ltd

Newfields MDTS

WPA Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising on the construction of a ship and rig repair and maintenance facility at the Takoradi Harbour, to be operated under a concession granted by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.
  • Advising on the development of a multipurpose integrated container terminal at the Takoradi Port in Ghana.
  • Advising a multinational infrastructure supply company on a project with the Government of Ghana involving installing water in small towns and remote communities across Ghana.

Ghana > Banking and finance Tier 2

The nimble team at N. Dowuona & Company is frequently instructed in a range of financing transactions, spanning lending and borrowing matters, asset and acquisition finance and project finance. Cross-border investment work is another core area of strength for the group, which also advises on financial regulatory issues. The client base includes fintech companies, financial institutions, lessees and other key names in the capital markets space. Achiaa Akobour Debrah heads up the practice. NanaAma Botchway is well versed in handling prominent banking and finance transactions in Ghana.

Practice head(s):

Achiaa Akobour Debrah

Other key lawyers:

NanaAma Botchway; Alex Calloway


‘Expertise: NamaAma, Acchia and Alex have demonstrated deep knowledge of local banking and finance regulations, coupled with a global outlook, sets them apart.’

‘Client Focus: They prioritise clients’ needs, aligning legal solutions with business objectives.’

‘Comparative Edge: N. Dowuona & Company excels among peers. Their agility, responsiveness, and ability to merge local expertise with international standards distinguish them. In summary, their Banking and Finance practice is a top choice. ’

‘NanaAma, Acchia and Alex stand out for their profound understanding of local banking and finance regulations, complemented by a global perspective. The firm’s commitment to fostering a diverse and collaborative work environment has resulted in creative and comprehensive solutions.’

Key clients

Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited

Standard Bank of South Africa, Ltd

DTRT Apparel Limited

rePATRN Limited

M-KOPA Limited

Prime Meridan Docks Limited


AgDevCo Limited

Ghana > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Led by Gwendy Bannerman, the excellent team at N. Dowuona & Company has a strong track record in handling a broad range of litigation, mediation and arbitration cases. Recent areas of instruction for the group include advising on shareholder disputes and debt recovery matters, as well as contentious employment work. The department is widely recognised for representing large and medium-sized corporates operating in the petroleum, financial services, hospitality, mining and engineering sectors, to name a few areas. Associate Naa Kwaamah Owusu Baafi is singled out for her contributions.

Practice head(s):

Gwendy Bannerman

Other key lawyers:

Naa Kwaamah Owusu-Baafi


‘Team is responsive, and understand the requirements of the client. Clarity on the billing and flexibility is a key factor.’

‘Partner Gwendy Bannerman is very effective. Her understanding of the matter complexities is good. She is flexible, working in a time and cost effective manner.’

‘They are very professional, cooperative and pleasant. Their written responses are always clear, concise and very thorough.’

‘Approachability of the team members puts us at ease and allows us to be able to communicate better and seek professional advice more often.’

‘Gwendy Bannerman and her team are super reliable.’

Key clients

World Carrier Corporation

Tega Industries Limited

Tereos Commodities Suisse

Bolt Operations OU

INOX India PvT Ltd

Milife Insurance Company Limited

ZTE Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acted for Inox PVT Limited in registering a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) award in Ghana for enforcement against a power generation company.
  • Representing the receiver of a defunct bank in proceedings against a broadband wireless access operator concerning non-payment of a credit facility extended to it by the bank.
  • Acted for Tega Industries Mining in a pre-litigation recovery action.

Ghana > Energy Tier 2

With NanaAma Botchway at the helm, N. Dowuona & Company's practice fields considerable expertise in assisting with full range of legal issues pertaining to Ghana’s energy industry. The group is adept at handling a myriad of complex matters within the oil, gas and power sectors, and the client base includes local and international companies, prominent oil and gas entities, solar and renewable energy providers and government-owned agencies. Renewable energy matters are a key area of strength for the team, as well as advising on M&A deals within the energy sector. In the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, the team handling corporate structuring, licensing, and regulatory and compliance work.

Practice head(s):

NanaAma Botchway

The firm: N. Dowuona & Company was established in 2011 by NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona. Its areas of focus include corporate and commercial, property and construction, energy and infrastructure, banking and finance. The firm’s team of creative professionals has varied experience in law and business. Since inception, the firm has advised on landmark and novel transactions in areas ranging from property development to large divestments and infrastructure projects.

Areas of practice: The firm’s corporate and commercial practice encompasses large, complex transactions as well as routine corporate advice. It advises clients on investment and divestment transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters and intellectual property licensing issues. The firm advises on a range of employment matters, including; drafting and negotiating senior executive employment contracts, immigration matters, compensation structures and creating sophisticated executive compensation structures such as employee profit sharing and carried interest allocation schemes. Clients range from established multinational corporations to start-up companies operating in a variety of industries, from private equity to oil field services to construction.

The firm’s property practice covers a broad range of real estate matters. It has represented leading local and international real estate developers in all phases of real estate investment, finance, development and operations. The firm has significant experience in hospitality, commercial and residential development.

The firm’s transactional experience in the area of construction law encompasses major construction projects such as containerized ports, road works, infrastructure related civil works, office buildings, hotels, commercial and residential complexes and other mixed-use projects. The firm also assists clients with planning, permitting and tax related matters. Clients include public-private sector developers, contractors, landlords, tenants, and service providers.

The firm’s energy and infrastructure practice spans the full range of legal issues, providing regulatory advisory services to clients who are seeking to comply with the changing regulation of the energy industry. It also has experience in assisting private equity firms seeking to invest in the energy industry. Clients are advised in both the midstream and the downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry as well as clients in the renewable energy sector. It advises mobile telecom and telecom service providers on regulatory issues. Clients include local and international companies in the oil and gas, energy and telecoms infrastructure and transportation sectors.

The firm’s banking and finance practice offers clients legal assistance with various kinds of financing transactions ranging from stock market transactions, to complex loan syndications, to other smaller private offerings. It assists clients, be they financial institutions, borrowers, lessees, or other players in the capital markets, to identify and manage the legal and regulatory risks involved in these transactions. The firm works closely with clients to determine the most appropriate financing structure for projects within the context of local legal framework. In addition to lending and borrowing representations, clients are advised on mergers, acquisitions, project financings and cross-border investments. Clients include funds, principal investing companies and corporate borrowers.

The firm’s dispute resolution practice assists its corporate and commercial clients through mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes. The firm also represents clients in disputes before regulatory authorities, as well as conventional litigation. It works with clients to develop a strategy that is efficient, commercial and cost-effective, and actively promotes alternative dispute resolution processes, in an effort to avoid the time-consuming and costly exercise of litigation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial NanaAma Botchway nanaama@ndowuona.com +233 244 319936
Property and construction NanaAma Botchway nanaama@ndowuona.com +233 244 319936
Energy and infrastructure NanaAma Botchway nanaama@ndowuona.com +233 244 319936
Banking and finance NanaAma Botchway nanaama@ndowuona.com +233 244 319936
Dispute resolution Gwendy Miranda Bannerman gwendy@ndowuona.com +233 202 014464
Number of lawyers : 13
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