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Mining Marketplace Analysis

Mining activity in Ghana has wound down. Financing for the sector has decreased rapidly and the cost of gold, diamonds and limestone has declined. Although activity remains slow, we list seven practitioners who show particular strengths in this industry.

Merene Botsio Benyah at JLD & MB Legal Consultancy “has a huge reputation in the mining sector” including a stint at AngloGold Ashanti where she was heavily involved in corporate acquisitions and mining deals. Her peers describe her as a “highly influential lawyer who is greatly respected for her contribution to the sector”.

K K Sey from Sey & Co enjoys a “dominant position in the Ghanaian mining industry”. He advises on a wide range of exploration programmes, strategic alliances and joint ventures for international mining companies that operate in Ghana.

Innocent Akwayena, managing consultant at REM Law Consultancy, is an “impressive” practitioner who specialises in the mining and energy sectors. He has been involved in key projects including the drafting of mining legislation for two Commonwealth countries.

Ekua Hayfron-Benjamin from Reindorf Chambers is an “exceptionally good” lawyer with a “strong reputation” in natural resources law.

Ayine & Felli’s Kingsley Amoakwa-Boadu has “wide-ranging industry knowledge” in the mining and oil and gas sectors. He is a “tremendous adviser” according to his clients and often lectures on business and environmental protection matters.

At Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah, Kojo Bentsi-Enchill is a “highly regarded name” who is noted for his “dedication to the energy and mining sector” over several years of private practice.

Darkoh & Darkoh & Associates is represented by managing partner Andy Darkoh-Agyeman, whose local and international client base benefit from his knowledge of the finance and mining sectors and “incredible business acumen”.

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