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Global 2022
Ghana Corporate/Commercial
Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

The Firm provides premier services in the Energy and Petroleum sectors, Banking and Finance sector, Corporate and Commercial sectors.

In Banking and Finance, JLD & MB is renowned for its work on both new financings and refinancings; project financings and bond issuances ranging from the USD 780 million facility in 2007 for the initial financing of the FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor through to being the counsel of choice to the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund in respect of an US$85 million financing.

The Firm’s strength in the Financial Technology and Financial Services sector is evidenced by its record-setting achievement of obtaining the first Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence under the Payment Systems and Services Act, 2019 (Act 987) for Zeepay Ghana Limited and the acquisition of a Zambian mobile money company by same.

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Corporate/Commercial - Ghana
Band 2
What the team is known for

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy has a skilled corporate and commercial team that handles an array of transactional mandates such as joint ventures and M&A. The group is also noted for its experience of capital markets and regulatory issues. The Accra-based law firm capably advises on a large range of matters in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and banking sectors.


One source described the team as "exceptional and professional."

Another client said: "They are always available to assist in any way they can."

Work highlights

A JLD & MB team led by Zoe Phillips Takyi-Appiah represented Zeepay Ghana in its acquisition of a 51% stake in Mangwee Mobile Zambia. 

Notable practitioners

Head of chambers Merene Botsio Benyah is a longstanding lawyer who advises on transactions in the energy sector and possesses considerable knowledge of capital markets and M&A. She often advises international clients working in Ghana.
"She is a very pleasant person, and beyond just giving legal advice she gives you the feeling that your case is in good hands."

Lily Acquaye has a growing reputation in Ghana for her expertise in refinancings, debt securities programmes and the creation of loan facilities.
"She is a very good lawyer. She is prompt in her responses, thorough in her research and precise in her opinions."

Ranked Lawyers at
JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

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Banking & Finance

Lily Acquaye
Spotlight Table

Merene Botsio Benyah
Band 2


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Akosua Apea Osafo

Zoe Phillips Takyi-Appiah


Provided by JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

AKA Ausfuhrkredit-Gesellschaft mbH (AKA Bank)

Access Bank (Ghana) PLC

Asante Gold Corporation

BP Oil International Limited

C Squared Ghana LTD

Cardinal Resources

Citibank N.A (Ghana Representative Office)

Fidelity Bank Limited

Heritage Oil

Investcorp Financial Services

Iron Ridge Resources

Jonah Capital

Kinross Gold Corporation

Lukoil Overseas Ghana Tano Limited

Quad Energy Limited

Saham Insurance Ghana Limited

Saham Life Insurance Ghana Limited

Saham Life Insurance Limited

Tullow Oil Ghana

Vantage Drilling Ghana Limited

Yinson Production West Africa Limited

Zeepay Ghana Limited


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Banking and Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate and Commercial Transactions

Energy and Natural Resources

Financial Technology

Mergers and Acquisitions

Minerals and Mining

Oil and Gas