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AB & David Africa
Website:
www.abdavid.com
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

8 Dr. Isert Road, North Ridge
P.O. Box TF 330
Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233-30 225 3073–4; +233-30 701 2129

Senior Partner: David Ofosu-Dorte
Managing Partner: Isabel Boaten
Number of Partners: 8
Number of Lawyers: 22
Languages: English, French

Firm Overview
AB & David Africa is a pan-African business law firm, serving businesses, public sector agencies, financial institutions, international organisations and high net-worth individuals from all over the world in 24 African countries. The firm's aim is simple: to help businesses succeed in Africa through the creation of business opportunities for its clients and by enabling them cut through the maze of doing business in Africa. With an unparalleled understanding of industry, AB & David's business-savvy team provides client-centred and tailored advice that reduces business risks and delivers the solution the client is seeking. AB & David Africa is the first African law firm to be awarded the England Law Society Lexcel accreditation, the highest standard in law practice.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & Finance
AB & David’s Corporate and Finance practice has an unparalleled and wide range of experience covering investment, the AfCFTA, capital markets, corporate, finance, mergers & acquisitions, business establishment, compliance, trade finance, project finance, banking, loans, tax and infrastructure development.

Among many market-leading deals, the firm has advised: 

■ Merger of Millicom International and Bharti Airtel (Tigo Ghana and Airtel Ghana) to create the country’s second largest mobile network operator. 
■ Acquisition by Aker Energy AS of the Hess Corporation interest in the Deep-water Tano Cape Three Points block. 
■ Refinancing of the John Agyekum-Kufuor floating, production, storage and offloading (“FPSO”) platform, also involving Islamic finance by Yinson Holdings. 
■ Financing the restructuring of a major oil refinery in West Africa by Ecobank. 
■ Financing of the Tamale International Airport, Ghana. 
■ Acquisition of shares in Kingdom 5-KR-144, the sole shareholder of KH1 Ghana, owner of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

Key Clients:
Aker Energy 
Yinson 
Standard Chartered Bank UK 
Quantum Global 
Soros Fund 
FMO 
Actis 
Helios 
China Development Bank 
AATIF/Deutsche Bank 
Barclays Bank Ghana

Contact: Isabel Boaten ([email protected]) / Ferdinand Adadzi ([email protected])

Energy, Infrastructure and PPPs
Market leaders in infrastructure projects including PPPs, PFIs and all aspects of the procurement of infrastructure transactions. The firm has pioneered some of Africa’s most notable transactions: 

■ Development of the government of Ghana’s Integrated Bauxite Aluminium Project. 
■ Development of a 660MW dual fuel Combined Cycle Power Plant in the Western Region of Ghana. 
■ Selection of strategic investors for the upgrading of Tema PSC Shipyard , one of the biggest shipyards and dry docks on the West African coast. 
■ Development of the Sogakofe-Lome infrastructure water project. 
■ Development of Apollonia City, a development with over 30,000 acres of visionary projects in the growth trajectories of large cities in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo. 
■ Delivery of 450MW of power from two floating power stations to the state-owned Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). 
■ Development of an industrial park for the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI). 
■ Advice to Main contractor on legal issues related to the construction of the West Africa Gas Pipe Line project linking Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana. Advice included issues on taxation, construction and cross-border issues related to West Africa Gas Pipeline Treaty/Act.

Key Clients:
Rotan Energy 
Mitsui 
Karpowership 
Anglogold Ashanti 
Denys NV 
Conti Group 
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, Houston , USA 
China Railway Engineering (WUJU) Group 
Earth Water Global, USA 
Government of Ghana 
The World Bank

Contact: Ferdinand Adadzi ([email protected])/ David Ofosu-Dorte ([email protected])

Natural Resources and Extractive Industries
Highly regarded for in-depth experience of oil & gas industry, natural resources, agriculture, fisheries, coupled with projects expertise. 

■ Advice on the Aker Energy Deep Water Tano Cape Three Points oil find. 
■ Review of mining concession agreements, shareholder purchase agreements and mining leases for SL Minerals Group of Companies Construction of largest petroleum tank farms in Ghana. 
■ Representation of Aker Energy in the petroleum exploration and development activities in respect of the DWT/CTP petroleum block. 
■ Representation of Aker Energy on the unitization requirements in respect of the approval process of a Plan of Development. 
■ Development of a local content plans and issues relating to compliance and management joint venture agreements in the upstream sector.

Key Clients:
Aker Energy 
Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation 
Siemens Oil & Gas 
Minerals Commission 
Ashanti Goldfields (Anglogold Ashanti) 
Chirano Gold Mines 
Rocksure Mining, Ghana 
Sinopec Int. Petroleum Services 
Seadrill 
DNV-GL 
TracOil & Gas Ltd

Contact: Nana Serwah Godson- Amamoo ([email protected])

PRACTICE AREAS: 
Corporate & Finance 
Commercial Litigation & Labour 
Energy, PPPs & Infrastructure 
Natural Resources & Extractive Industries 
Intellectual Property, Telecoms & Technology 
Government Business

OFFICES:

GHANA ACCRA:
8 Dr. Isert Road, North Ridge
P.O. Box TF 330, Accra
Tel: +233-30 225 3073–4; +233-30 701 2129
Email: [email protected]

KUMASI:
3 Floor, Chelsea House Harper Road,
Adum P.O. Box KS 9064, Kumasi
Tel: +233-32 2022494
Email: [email protected]

UGANDA KAMPALA:
1st Floor, Ericsson Building Plot 24B
Akii Bua Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 27343, Kampala - Uganda
Tel: (+256 0) 393 240 687
Email: [email protected]

ZAMBIA LUSAKA:
Ground Floor, MAMco House,
Madison Office Complex Plot No. 316B,
Independence Avenue,
P.O. Box 38704 Lusaka - Zambia
Tel: (+260 97) 4771 836; 211 258 403
Email: [email protected]

ZIMBABWE HARARE:
71 Kaguvi Street, 3rd Floor Northwing Engen House,
Harare
Tel: +263 04 756551; 756552
Email: [email protected]

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