Corporate Marketplace Analysis

Corporate lawyers in Ghana are in high demand as global and national enterprises seek effective structures to help them survive a challenging business climate. Up five from last year, we list 24 leading practitioners in this chapter.

Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah leads the way with three lawyers mentioned. Kojo Bentsi-Enchill is “admired” for providing “great advice” to clients. Peers describe him as “extremely skilled” and praise his “strong knowledge of the field”. He is joined by the “pre-eminent” Seth Asante whose “vast experience” advising Ghana-based companies earns him “huge respect” from peers and clients alike. Rosalind Kudoadzi heads the business and industry group and is a “first choice for major clients”.

Reindorf Chambers is represented by two “outstanding” lawyers. Ekua Hayfron-Benjamin is praised for her “sharp mind” and her “active desire to understand business”. Kizzita Mensah is noted for her “responsiveness” to clients’ needs and regularly advises start-ups on regulatory licences and due diligence issues.

We recognise Minkah-Premo & Co’s Anastasia Akuoko and Isaac Emmil Osei-Bonsu as “two of the most hard-working and intelligent corporate lawyers in Accra”. Both partners spread their time across a range of corporate matters within the maritime, IP, real estate and finance sectors.

K-San Law Firm is home to the “real experts” Godwin Mensah Sackey and Charles Owusu Juanah. Mensah Sackey is “excellent in general corporate law” and Owusu Juanah is “very strong in energy”, particularly dealing with large corporations.

Ekow Daniels from Jan Chambers “really goes the extra mile” for his clients. His “fantastic reputation” in corporate law makes him a “without doubt someone who should be on any list of the best”.

At Fugar & Company, William Fugar is a “professional” corporate lawyer who is often praised as a “leader” in this field.

Merene Botsio Benyah, a partner at JLD & MB Legal Consultancy, “is proficient in the full range of corporate governance matters”. Highly acclaimed for her “deep understanding of the law”, she is “a lawyer to have on your side” when doing business in Ghana.

Ntrakwah & Co’s Felix Ntrakwah is “the main man for corporate law in Ghana” according to his peers. Commended for his “vast experience in the field” he is the “go-to lawyer” for his clients in Ghana and internationally.

Solomon Kwami Tetteh from Tetteh & Co is “extremely well regarded” in this field. He has a “great understanding of doing business in Ghana” and is praised for his “dedication to cases”.

Oxford & Beaumont Solicitors is represented by “the very impressive” Elikem Kuenyehia. With his “extensive experience” in the field including previously heading the corporate and legal department at Standard Trust Bank Ghana (now UBA Ghana), he is a “trustworthy corporate lawyer who can be relied upon to get great results”.

David Ofosu-Dorte at AB & David Law Affiliates is described as an “intelligent corporate lawyer” who has worked in the public and private sector for almost three decades. He is “fantastically able, with unrivalled knowledge of this sector”.

The “very dynamic” Kimathi Kuenyehia of Kimathi & Partners Corporate Attorneys is known for providing “the most comprehensive corporate advice” for clients seeking to do business on Ghanaian shores.

Jacob Saah founder of Saah and Company is a “strong contender” in the corporate law sphere. With experience in the aviation, IP, finance and entertainment sectors he is a “favourite among clients”.

From REM Law Consultancy we list Michael Xatse for his “specialist corporate law advice”, particularly within the food and media sectors.

Christopher Archer from Archer Archer & Co is listed for his “stellar reputation” in this area and is praised for his “meticulous approach” in complex corporate transactions.

Sam Okudzeto & Associates is represented by founding partner Sam Okudzeto. He has a “wealth of expertise” in corporate law and handles legal affairs with “much diligence”.

Kweku Ainuson from AB LexMall & Associates is heavily involved in the setting up and advising of companies in Ghana particularly in the mining, real estate, cocoa and luxury car industries. He enjoys an “enviable reputation” in this area for his experience and longevity in the field.

Phyllis Christian of Shawbell Consulting provides “invaluable insight” to her clients and always delivers “an exceptional quality of work” when it comes to corporate affairs.

We list NanaAma Dowuona from N Dowuona & Company for her work advising some of Ghana’s biggest consumer and hospitality corporations including Fan Milk and Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel.

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