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WTS Nobisfields

Ghana > Banking and finance Tier 2

WTS Nobisfields fields an agile team that advises companies on acquisition financings, asset financing work and other issues including derivatives, structured financing and real estate financing mandates. Under the leadership of Theophilus Tawiah, the group also has considerable strength in financial restructuring work, debt financing issues and trade and export financing matters. Further central components of the practice include insolvency work and advising banks on various regulatory matters.

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‘What sets Nobisfields apart is its flexibility, speed, and clear implementation of the tasks set and the loyalty to clients’.

‘Theophilus is the best banking and finance lawyer in Ghana. He leads the practice and is a standout figure on the Ghanaian market with great commercial understanding and an extensive client base’.

‘The team has excellent banking and finance expertise’.

‘Theophilus Tawiah blends the law well with his finance background’.

‘The firm has a strong tax practice and has started filing our annual returns. This has helped reduce the burden on our internal team and helps ensure regulatory and statutory compliance’.

‘Theophilus Tawiah is accessible and is readily available to address issues and follow-up on items raised’.

Key clients

SG France

Industrial Support Fund ISF Ghana Limited

NewCase Capital Limited

Wangara Green Venture Capital Company Limited

Monarch Capital Limited

Impact Capital Advisors

Work highlights

  • Advised SG France on a merger of a fintech company with a reputed commercial bank in Ghana.
  • Advised Monarch Capital on the issuance of a commercial paper of GHS4.2m Ghana Cedis to Twins 8 Limited.
  • Advised Industrial Support Fund ISF Ghana Limited on an investment of GHS1.85m in ESERB Limited by way of equity participation.

Ghana > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The ‘great and responsive’ team at WTS Nobisfields is praised for its ability to act as a ‘problem solver’ by ‘providing practical solutions to complex problems’. The ‘’hands on and professionalTheophilus Tawiah heads up the department, which advises on the full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters from corporate finance work and corporate restructurings to corporate governance issues, foreign direct investments and intellectual property matters. It is also skilled at handling large mergers and acquisitions as well as other issues relating to business formation and regulatory compliance issues. The group provides corporate secretarial support for multinational companies doing business in Ghana.

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‘Theophilus Tawiah has been extremely available to us at all times, often exceeding expectations by delivering value way before the set target times’.

‘The WTS Nobisfields team is very diligent and meticulous in carrying out its duties. The detailed and analytical oriented approach in advising our company with matters of tax and legal matters, catapults the firm to the preferred advisory firm for our organisation’.

‘They always provide a very good level of service in respect of availability, quality of advice and deliverables, speed and communication. They are really exceptional’.

‘Theophilus Tawiah is a superb attorney and wonderful to work with. He is reliable and responsive’.

‘One of the strongest teams in the market. They are very much a firm with whom it is a pleasure to work with. The team has a great depth of experience and is able to relate well with government agencies. Theophilus Tawiah is absolutely excellent and pragmatic’.

‘WTS Nobisfields’ team was very responsive to tight deadlines and provided good practical advice. They stand out for me. Theophilus Tawiah has deep experience and a practical perspective on all the issues we worked with him on’.

‘One of the main strengths was the ability to translate complex legal terms into a simple overview, always indicating key risks that ought to be considered from a commercial standpoint. Theophilus Tawiah has an excellent combination of legal knowledge, energy, commercial nous and exceptional client engagement’.

‘We mostly were in touch with Mr. Theophilus Tawiah and have always received high quality answers to our questions very promptly. Furthermore, we appreciated highly that Mr. Tawiah was also available for meetings (face-to-face and online) with the involved parties and was anxious to find solutions to any problems’.

Key clients

Wenger & Vieli Ltd

SMTC Global Inc.

Chespa Group Sp. z o.o.

Cenpower Operations & Services Limited

Vitol Ghana Services Limited

Frankipile International Projects Limited

Föckersperger Ventures UG

SG France

Vamed Engineering GmBH CZ

Vamed Engineering GmBH Austria

Work highlights

  • Acted for SMTC Global Inc. on the sale of its 50% shares in SMTC Global Ghana LTD to Rigworld Training Center Limited.
  • Acted for Chespa Group Sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of a 80% stake in Chespa WA Ghana Limited.
  • Advised SG France on banking, tax and labour issues relating to a potential merger and acquisition of a target entity in Ghana.

Ghana > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Theophilus Tawiah leads the practice at WTS Nobisfields, which acts for leading multinational companies. It regularly advises on initiating claims or defending actions in the superior courts of Ghana. The team is also skilled at handling mediation options and arbitrations as well as contentious tax matters.

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‘WTS took on this dispute with good speed and enthusiasm. Although the dispute was between an organisation outside of Ghana, they were more than willing to take the case. The team was quick to communicate their plans with the local company and was able to provide a satisfactory resolution‘.

‘Theophilus Tawiah is the person with whom we are working with and his desire to bring a quick solution to the problems faced has been excellent. Communication is swift and precise and he just gets the job done’.

‘One of the main strengths was its ability to translate complex legal terms into a simple overview, always indicating key risks that ought to be considered from a commercial standpoint’.

‘Theophilus Tawiah has an excellent combination of legal knowledge, energy, commercial nous and exceptional client engagement. Aside from their professional competence, they come across as a team and deliver tailor-made services to ensure the success of their clients’.

‘Theophilus Tawiah, Managing Partner. He goes above and beyond to get the job done thoroughly.’

‘Stephanie Senyah. Lawyer. Professionally courteous and attentive to details.

‘They are a bunch of professionals who are always on the ball. One of their main strengths is their legal strategy’.

‘Theophilus Tawiah is a top litigator and such an erudite scholar’.

Key clients

Urvi Exim

Drillco S.A

Pasico Ghana

Monarch Capital Limited

Emipak Company Limited

Sun Electronics Limited (Hisense)

JC Global Properties Limited

SMTC Global Ghana Limited

Work highlights

  • Successfully prosecuted a debt claim for Sun Electronics (Hisense) regarding debt owed by ATC Ghana.
  • Successfully prosecuted a debt claim owed to Drillco S.A by Akatey Mining.
  • Successfully recovered debt owed by BCM Ghana Limited for Pasico Ghana Limited.

Ghana > Energy Tier 2

WTS Nobisfields fields a solid team that advises an array of international and mid-sized companies on joint venture agreements, petroleum agreements and general compliance issues in the upstream and downstream sectors. Department head Theophilus Tawiah is well regarded for his work on a variety of regulatory issues in the energy and power sectors.

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‘Theophilus Tawiah is a very proactive and deeply read lawyer. He appreciates the complexities of our industry and he is very knowledgeable in helping us tackle the complex issues that confront us. His background as a qualified accountant puts him ahead of his peers when it comes to appreciating transactional and tax related questions‘.

‘The quality of partners and associates is outstanding. Theophilus Tawiah is a first-class lawyer‘.

‘I will describe WTS Nobisfields as reliable and a knowledgeable firm to work with and has great experience in energy law. They are very competent and up to speed with the latest developments. Theophilus Tawiah is well versed in oil and gas matters. He is very professional and exceeds expectations‘.

Key clients

Vana Energy Limited

Siemens Energy S.A.S.

Chocomac Ghana Limited

Vitol Upstream Ghana Limited

Vitol Upstream Tano Limited

Akoben Supply Ghana Company Ltd

Cenpower Operations & Services Limited

Engen Ghana Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Vana Energy on the full range of legal issues in the energy sector.
  • Advised Siemens Energy S.A.S on regulatory compliance issues in the power sector.
  • Advised Chocomac Ghana Limited on obtaining a bulk electricity consumer permit from the regulator.