ENSafrica Ghana, based in Accra, is a leading law firm in Ghana which provides advice on complex commercial transactions.
Our team is dynamic and innovative, offering outstanding client service while holding ourselves to high ethical standards.
Our key differentiator is that we combine technical legal excellence with commercial pragmatism and business savvy. Our lawyers understand how businesses are run, how markets operate, and how to provide pragmatic advice which serves the commercial interests of our clients, recognising that our growth is inextricably tied to our clients’ growth.
More than 70% of our work in Ghana is in the area of foreign direct investment and we are able to assist clients across all industries who are expanding into other parts of Africa. We advise some of the world’s leading organisations and bilateral agencies, and we also act for many indigenous Ghanaian companies and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
With a staff complement of more than 30, we have acted in some of the highest-value and most innovative transactions in Ghana.
We provide a full-service offering from our office in Accra, including banking and finance, capital markets, general corporate, projects, energy (including oil and gas), infrastructure, natural resources, regulatory and governance, commercial litigation and dispute resolution.
We offer a highly bespoke service because we recognise that one size does not fit all. Whether your transactions are large or small, complex or routine, you can expect the same level of attention and detail from us. We take great pains to thoroughly understand (and anticipate) your needs and then structure our services around those needs. Our advice is always framed in cognisance of the wider business environment within which you operate.
We also have the unique advantage, as part of Africa’s largest law firm, of being able to harness the expertise of more than 600 practitioners throughout the continent. ENSafrica has a significant breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.
As such, we regularly partner with specialists across the firm, meaning that we are able to assist with all aspects of all matters across all sectors in all African jurisdictions, ensuring that your legal requirements are handled quickly and seamlessly.
Our corporate and commercial team serves as general counsel for corporations and advises on all aspects of corporate life and business issues that result from day-to-day operations, from incorporation through their evolution and operations, including corporate restructuring and insolvency. In particular, we advise on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance, commercial contracts, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), employment, and intellectual property.
Our energy, mining and infrastructure (EMI) team has advised on the construction of power plants, petroleum products, storage tank farms, major national roads, luxury apartment buildings and commercial real estate developments, as well as the financing, development and construction of most of the major malls in Ghana.
Our banking and finance team differentiates itself through high levels of specialised expertise and experience, including financial services regulation, leveraged finance, asset finance, debt finance and capital markets. We advise some of the world’s leading financial institutions on transactions in the primary and secondary financial markets, including bond issues, acquisitions finance, project finance, trade and commodity finance and equipment finance, including secured and unsecured credit facilities, and ranging from straightforward bilateral facilities to more complicated syndicated structured financings.
Our commercial litigation team has experience in all of the superior courts of Ghana, including the Supreme Court, the highest court of competent jurisdiction in Ghana, and our growing arbitration practice continues to receive local and international mandates. Our team also has experience representing clients before the National Labour Commission, tax tribunals and other quasi-judicial committees and tribunals.