Mining continues to be an active practice area for lawyers in Ghana. However, an increase in taxes and a drop in gold prices pose challenges to future of the industry. We identify eight individuals with the necessary skills to handle the most complex mining disputes.
Labour and immigration disputes in Ghana have risen substantially in recent years. With local employees increasingly alleging unfair dismissal and discrimination, workers are becoming more aware of their rights and immigration laws are set to become tighter. Seven individuals are singled out for their expertise in these fields.
The financial sector in Ghana has recently recovered from huge losses to see an increase of 95 per cent in profits in 2010. The current market now offers a wealth of prospects with recent oil finds and a surge of direct investment into public sector industries such as construction, telecommunications, e-commerce and mining. While these developments proffer a good forecast for the country, the incessant challenges such as public debt and the extreme cost of borrowing continue to pose uncertainties. Below are 25 practitioners with impressive skills in handling financial legal matters in Ghana.
The Ghana energy commission, set up in 1997, was formed to regulate, manage and develop the utilisation of the country’s energy resources. The government’s bid to prioritise energy export to the West-African sub-regions has made the energy sector one of the busiest and most challenging practice areas in the Ghanaian legal market. A country rich in natural resources, we list 10 of the finest lawyers well versed in dealing with all types of energy matters.
Corporate law in Ghana is thriving with the transactional lawyers in high demand due to a boom in foreign investment, particularly within the natural resources sector.With law firms now competing to deliver an even stronger service, we identify 19 lawyers who are particularly well regarded in this field.
The litigation market in Ghana has changed drastically in recent years with the increased use of ADR mechanisms to resolve disputes. Nonetheless, the outstanding litigators remain in serious demand and we identify 12 lawyers with the necessary skills to handle extremely complex disputes.
The use of arbitration mechanisms to resolve disputes in Ghana is growing, demonstrating the increasing amount of international trade into the country and the corresponding rise in disputes. We identify 11 leaders in this field.
This year, Who’s Who Legal has expanded its remit beyond regulatory lawyers to include those who work in the transactional arena and to better reflect the convergence of the telecoms, media and technology industries. Having conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with private practitioners and in-house counsel, we whittled the list down to 343 individuals in 54 countries and from 214 firms. Compiling the observations from all the lawyers we spoke to, Who’s Who Legal takes a look at the key developments across the telecoms and media legal market over the past year.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.