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.
Arbitration is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of dispute resolution in Ghana, with many seeing it as a necessary step towards boosting investor confidence in the country’s main sectors. Listed below are 11 leading experts in this area.
With the benefit of over 17 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, as well as hundreds of hours of interviews with legal professionals worldwide, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the global mining market.
This year, 408 practitioners are highlighted in our list of leading mining lawyers, from 228 firms across 65 countries.
This year, we single out 440 lawyers and 117 private client trust and advisory professionals across 50 countries. Several firms perform particuarly well in our research, with Withers once again achieving the highest number of listings. Baker & McKenzie performs strongly with practitioners from its offices across Asia, Europe, the US and Latin America selected, as does Macfarlanes. Several offshore firms also stand out with Mourant Ozannes, Ogier and Conyers Dill & Pearman all earning an impressive number of inclusions. On the advisory and trust services side RBC Trust Company, Rawlinson & Hunter and Rothschild Trust all perform exceptionally well. We also select the most highly regarded individuals in the world, including the top five lawyers in the London market and the five leading offshore practitioners.
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