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

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

Ghana > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

N. Dowuona & Company has a strong corporate and commercial offering that frequently advises on complex domestic and cross-border transactions as well as providing general corporate and corporate governance advice to its clients. It acts for a broad range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and routinely advises on complex inbound investments and divestment transactions as well as corporate acquisitions and joint ventures. The team, which is led by NanaAma Botchway, also advises on other matters such as intellectual property, tax and various regulatory issues. Recently the group has played a pivotal role in some major PPP projects and has worked with some international law firms on a variety of matters. Achiaa Akobour Debrah was promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

NanaAma Botchway

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Highly qualified team of lawyers. Discreet. Strong network and relationships’.

‘NanaAma, the managing partner is personable, discreet, very thorough and objective and practical in her advice’.

NanaAma Botchway is a super star who is immensely experienced’.

Key clients

Prime Meridian Docks

DTRT Apparel

Rina SpA

Score PLC

Opay Group

Acteon Group

Puma Energy

Ghana > Infrastructure projects Tier 1

NanaAma Botchway heads the department at N. Dowuona & Company, which is best known for representing developers in the energy and infrastructure sectors. It routinely advises on the regulation of oil, gas, power and railways as well as other areas such as ports and harbours, telecoms and construction. It has advised companies in the midstream and the downstream sectors of the oil and gas  industries as well as those active in the renewable energy sector. The practice is skilled across the board in marine and transportation as well as in upstream and downstream oil and gas. It also regularly works with international law firms on important projects. Achiaa Akobour Debrah was promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

NanaAma Botchway

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Prime Meridian Docks Ghana Limited

Team Engineering Spa and Vision Consult Limited

Puma Energy

Appolonia Development Company Limited

Ghana > Dispute resolution Tier 2

N. Dowuona & Company is primarily focused on acting for corporates in mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution and in disputes before various regulatory authorities. It represents large and medium-sized corporates operating in sectors including petroleum downstream, financial services, mining, insurance, hospitality and publishing. Gwendy Miranda Bannerman heads the team, which also includes senior associate Joe Slovo Tia and associate Naa Atswei Koney.

Practice head(s):

Gwendy Miranda Bannerman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘There is a great company culture. Always ready to serve. The team is super responsive and flexible. ’

‘The confidence and patience the lawyers have to explain to us their reasoning and the legal implication or position on anything we work on is commendable. I have learnt a lot working with Naa Atswei Koney. She is methodical and approachable.’

Key clients

Sinnotec FZE Ltd

Blue Ocean Investments Ltd

QG Ghana Limited

Puma Energy Distribution (Ghana) Limited

Milife Limited

Ghana > Energy Tier 2

Led by NanaAma Botchway, the versatile team at N. Dowuona & Company advises on the full range of legal issues in the energy sector. It routinely acts on significant transactions in the oil, gas and power industries and has advised companies in the upstream, midstream and downstream oil sectors. Its skilled practitioners have also been active in the renewable energy sector and have advised some of the most prominent players in the solar industry. The practice has particular expertise in advising on electricity distribution especially those relating to off-grid solar projects. Achiaa Akobour Debrah was recently promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

NanaAma Botchway

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘An unapologetic commitment to client service and quality delivery sets it apart from all other firms in the marketplace. The years of experience of working on top-end international and cross-jurisdictional deals have ensured that this team stands apart.’

Key clients

Score PLC

Puma Energy

Rever Offshore

Wasco Energy Group

Rina S.p.A

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@dowuonalaw.com +233 244 319936
Property and construction NanaAma Botchway Nanaama@dowuonalaw.com +233 244 319936
Energy and infrastructure NanaAma Botchway Nanaama@dowuonalaw.com +233 244 319936
Banking and finance NanaAma Botchway Nanaama@dowuonalaw.com +233 244 319936
Dispute resolution Gwendy Miranda Bannerman Gwendy@dowuonalaw.com +233 202 014464
Number of lawyers : 12
English
Ghana Bar Association
Law Society of England and Wales
Loan Market Association