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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah is a leading corporate and commercial law firm providing a one-stop solution for clients doing business in Ghana. The firm provides effective, practical, innovative and solution-oriented advice.
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Senior Partner: Ace Anan Ankomah

Managing Partner: Seth Asante

Number of Partners: 11

Number of Lawyers: 21

Languages: English


Firm Overview

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (BELA) is a leading full-service law firm in Ghana with 32 lawyers, structured into 4 main specialised partner-led departments: Corporate & Commercial, Energy & Infrastructure, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets and Disputes. BELA was founded in 1990 by Kojo Bentsi-Enchill.


BELA’s mission is to maintain its leading position in the market, by being industry thought-leaders, recruiting and developing exceptional talent, and investing in technology to deliver results for clients. We are proactive, commercial, and innovative with the objective of being the go-to firm for clients. The firm strives to be creative in handling matters, leading to quality, cost-efficient, solution-oriented, timely, and practical legal advice. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi and Lex Africa.


MAIN PRACTICE AREAS

Energy & Infrastructure

Disputes

Financial Institutions & Capital Markets

Corporate & Commercial


Energy & Infrastructure

■ Acting as Ghana counsel to Future Global Resources in the acquisition of the Golden Star Bogoso/Prestea mine.

■ Acting as Ghana counsel to Occidental Petroleum Corporation in connection with the sale of its petroleum interests in Ghana and the settlement of related tax disputes with the government of Ghana.

■ Acting as legal advisors to Team Engineering SpA and Vision Consult Limited in connection with the Ghana-Burkina Interconnectivity Railway Project.

.■ Acting as legal advisors to Deloitte Ghana, consultant to the Ministry of Finance in connection with the development of standardised model documents for PPP infrastructure projects.

■ Acting as legal advisors to KPMG, transaction advisor to the Ministry of Transport in connection with the feasibility study for the development of the Volta Lake Inland Water Transport System.

■ Assisting a confidential client with respect to a DBFOT road project in Tema, Ghana.

■ Acting as legal advisors to PwC on the proposed commercialisation of the Volta River Authority’s gas interconnection facility.

■ Advising Newcore Gold Ltd in connection with financing the exploration and development of certain mining assets.

Key Clients: Newmont Ghana Limited, Kinross Gold Corporation, AngloGold Ashanti (GH) Ltd, Tullow Ghana Limited, Vitol SA, Vivo Energy, Ministry of Finance, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund, Aker Energy, A.P. Moller Capital (APMC), Kosmos Energy, Environmental Chemical Corporation, and Rendeavour.

Contact: Seth Asante, Seyram Dzikunu, Elizabeth Ashun

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]


Disputes

Providing general litigation representation to;

Vodafone Ghana Limited

■ KPMG

■ Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd.

■ Aviation Handling Services Ghana Ltd.

■ Bank of Africa Ghana Ltd.

■ First National Bank

■ AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited

■ Stanbic Bank Limited

■ The Registered Trustees of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Key Clients: AngloGold Ashanti, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ericsson AB Ghana, Vodafone Ghana Ltd, ATC Towers Ghana Limited, KPMG, Vitol Upstream Ghana Limited, Ecobank Ghana, Bank of Ghana, Stanbic Bank Ghana Ltd, National Petroleum Authority, FBN Bank UK, and First National Bank Ghana

Contact: Ace Anan Ankomah, Daad Akwesi

Email: [email protected] ; [email protected]

Financial Institutions & Capital Markets

Advising Ghana Amalgamated Trust Plc (GAT) on its proposed initial public offer of preference shares.

■ Advising Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund on its debt financing to SAMA Holdings Limited for the construction of an aggregate of 4,750-bed sustainable and affordable hostels for Cape Coast Technical University and Takoradi Technical University.

■ Advised Oasis Capital Ghana Limited on its equity and debt investment in 2 fintech businesses.

■ Advised African Export-Import Bank on its USD 150 million currency swap arrangement with the Bank of Ghana.

■ Advised Daakye Trust Plc on its establishment of a receivables-backed bond issuance programme.

■ Advised Citibank, N.A. on its USD 500 million secured deposit transaction with the Bank of Ghana.

■ Advised GCB Securities on the government bailout programme to settle clients of fund managers and companies whose licences were revoked by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Key Clients: Ghana Amalgamated Trust Plc, African Export-Import Bank, Scancom plc, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Citi Bank, CAL Bank, GCB Securities, Bayport Ghana Limited, Izwe Loans Limited, Oasis Capital Ghana Limited, Bank Hapoalim B.M., Societe Generale Ghana Limited, Daakye Trust Plc, and Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

Contact: Seth Asante; Frank Nimako Akowuah

Email: [email protected] ; [email protected]

Corporate Commercial

Advised an international sporting goods retailer on its proposed sale of business assets in Ghana, including advising on its commercial leases, franchising, tax, and other related issues,

■ Advised an international communications company in connection with the tax implications of a restructuring project regarding its mobile money/fintech operations in Ghana.

■ Advising Global Medical Investments AB on the proposed sale of an international medical facility in Ghana.

■ Assisted a client with the negotiation of a contract with the Electoral Commission of Ghana for the biometric voter registration and management system.

■ Assisted with reviewing, revising, and negotiating the terms of a software agreement with the Ghana Cocoa Board for the development of an integrated cocoa management software for, among others, registering cocoa farmers and a platform for cocoa beans and cocoa inputs.

■ Assisted a client regarding amendments to an existing syndicated GHS 510,000,000 facility agreement and review of additional GHS 450,000,000 facility agreement.

Key Clients: Scancom plc, ATC Ghana ServiceCo Limited, Samsung SA, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Expresspay Ghana, Helios Investment, and McKinsey & Company

Contact: Susan-Barbara Adjorkor Kumapley, Angela Gyasi

Email: [email protected] ; [email protected]

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Ghana

Corporate/Commercial
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 1
Projects & Energy
Band 2

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Ghana

Banking & Finance


Seth K Asante
Spotlight Table

Corporate/Commercial


Frank Nimako Akowuah
Band 3
Seth K Asante
Band 1
Susan-Barbara A Kumapley
Band 3

Dispute Resolution


Ace A Ankomah
Band 1
Daad Akwesi
Band 3

Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Seth K AsanteCorporate/Commercial
Ace A AnkomahDispute Resolution
Band 3
Frank Nimako AkowuahCorporate/Commercial
Susan-Barbara A KumapleyCorporate/Commercial
Daad AkwesiDispute Resolution
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Seth K AsanteBanking & Finance

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Head Office

#4 Momotse Avenue, Adabraka

P. O. Box GP 1632

Accra

Greater Accra Region

Ghana

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