Telecommunications is fast becoming a dominating industry in Ghana. As operators continue to invest in high-speed networks and competition between mobile phone providers intensifies, the future for the communications sector is showing strong promise and we list five practitioners, an increase on last year, who are highly skilled in this sector.
Ghana is working towards a more sustainable public procurement system where public funds are spent on products, services or projects that achieve value for money over the period of a lifetime. Public procurement lawyers are adapting to this change and we list three leading experts, all from AB & David Law Affiliates, who stand out for their work in this area.
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.
An increase in corporate immigration activity has led to stricter rules regarding international work permits – particularly within the energy sector. Although the general consensus conveys a thriving marketplace, lawyers are dealing with an increased workload including sanctions for non-compliance matters, applications for salary increases and cases concerning the threat of strike action from large corporations and government firms. We list seven lawyers with experience in this extremely busy marketplace.
The government of Ghana recently listed its third Eurobond on the Ghana Stock Exchange to help tow the country out of a weak infrastructural state. Seth Terkper, the Finance Minister, suggested that its “wide infrastructural gap” can only be closed by tapping into long-term financing options and thus this newest solution is expected to attract prospective investors to buy and trade on the market. Lawyers are preparing themselves for a huge upsurge in activity and we list 21 of the best finance practitioners in the country.
The energy industry in Ghana remains very fruitful. With solar plant developments and plans to increase Ghana’s electricity supply by 2016, energy lawyers are gearing up for one of the busiest seasons yet. We list 11 experts with strong expertise in this area.
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.
Litigation in Ghana is often considered a last resort in many disputes, but with the increase in business activity, the “highly expensive but effective” form of dispute resolution remains a busy area for lawyers. We identify 14 practitioners who stand out in for their litigation practice.
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