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Global 2022
Ghana Projects & Energy
Band 2

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

The Firm is renowned for its expertise and depth of experience in the Energy and Petroleum sectors.

In the Mining sector, the Firm’s wealth of experience is demonstrated by market-leading transactions dating back from 2004 when the Firm advised AngloGold Limited on its merger with AngloGold Ashanti Limited to current day multi-million transactions involving Cardinal Resources, Kinross Gold and IronRidge Resources, including acquisitions, secondary listings and financings.

In the Energy and Petroleum sectors, the Firm has advised and continues to act as advisers to, amongst others, Tullow Ghana Limited, ExxonMobil Corporation, Heritage and Yinson in respect of various oil-producing fields and offshore installations in Ghana; and, in the downstream sector, to BP Oil International Limited.

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Projects & Energy - Ghana
Band 2
What the team is known for

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy maintains a strong reputation in Ghana for its expertise in natural resources. The firm advises both local and international clients on matters pertaining to the mining and oil and gas sectors. It is additionally skilled in corporate law matters, assisting banks, insurance companies and the government with structuring, licensing agreements, sale and purchase agreements, and M&A. The team is regularly retained as local counsel alongside international firms. It offers further expertise in renewable energy mandates.


One client chose to engage the firm because they are "exceptional and professional."

Another client praised the "competent lawyers on the team."

Work highlights

A team led by Lily Acquaye and Zoe Phillips Takyi-Appiah assisted Quad Energy with its acquisition of a stake in the South Deepwater Tano oil block from AGM Ghana.

Notable practitioners

Merene Botsio Benyah possesses significant experience in energy transactional mandates. She is regularly retained by large oil and gas explorers and producers.

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Merene Botsio Benyah
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Akosua Apea Osafo

Lily Acquaye

Zoe Phillips Takyi-Appiah


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Asante Gold Corporation

BP Oil International

Heritage Oil

Iron Ridge Resources

Kinross Gold Corporation

Lukoil Overseas Ghana Tano Limited

Quad Energy Limited

Tullow Oil Ghana

Vantage Drilling Ghana Limited

Yinson Production West Africa Limited


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Energy and Natural Resources

Minerals and Mining

Oil and Gas