Saturday, 11 June 2011

Law Firm: Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah ...Ghana

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (BE&LA)is a private partnership, incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Ghana. The practice was started by Kojo Bentsi-Enchill as a sole practitioner with 2 associates in 1988, and was incorporated in 1990 when he was joined by Divine Kweku Letsa. Ace Anan Ankomah was elected to the partnership in October 2000. The Firm now has 5 partners (with Seth Asante and Rosa Kudoadzi having been elected as partners in 2003), 3 Senior Associates, 6 Associates and 7 Junior Associates.

To excel in client service and contribute to the legal profession and society in general. We tackle challenging projects creatively, conduct legal research and due diligence painstakingly offering fearless representation to our clients. We work hard at getting better by recruiting high calibre professional and administrative staff, developing through continuing legal education, seminars and conferences. We are team players and we believe in meeting deadlines and delivering our work on time. We go the extra mile to ensure that the entire project is successful.

The firm has three (3) departments, namely Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution. As a well structured law firm we are committed to providing an unparalleled quality of legal services. With its large and stable professional staff, the firm gives continuous general representation to several corporations spanning all the important areas of corporate law by assigning the appropriate partner and staff person (in terms of skill, experience, interest and cost effectiveness) to each matter. Having sponsored the compilation of a text database of Ghana's reported cases, legislation and law journal articles, by its subsidiary, DataCenta, the firm is in a good position to quickly access all the relevant existing legislation, analyse their import and recommend relevant policies.

Contact Details:
1st Floor Teachers' Hall Complex,
Educational Loop (off Barnes Road),
PO Box 1632,
Greater Accra Region
Tel +233 21 221171
Fax +233 21 226129
Email :
Website :

More Info;
Partners: Kojo Bentsi-Enchill, DKD Letsa, Ace A Ankomah, Seth K Asante, Rosalind A Kudoadzi (Mrs), Susan-Barbara Adjorkor Kumapley (Mrs)

Senior Associates: Angela Gyasi, Daad Akwesi (Mrs)

Associates: Abraham Agbozo, Egya Jallow, Kwesi Fynn, Gloria Cofie, Regina Asiedu Mante, Golda Denyo, Adams Alhassan, Vanessa Darko, Clara Kasser-Tee (Mrs.), Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey, Hawa Tejansie Ajei (Mrs), Raymond Dornyoh, Nana Ama Adoma

Junior Associates: Hanifa Yahaya, Abena Ayensu, Emmanuel Mate Kole, Rev Charles Appiah Tandoh, Abena Amponsah Buansi, Josiah Kojo Ankoma-Sey, Sandra Baffoe-Bonnie, Seyram Dzikunu, James Fokuoh, Godwin Mensah Sackey, Nana Efua Hackman, Nana Adoma Osei, Veronica Dogbey, Kuukua Andam, Nania Owusu Ankomah

Number of partners worldwide: : 5

Number of other lawyers worldwide: : 23

THE FIRM: The firm advises international and local corporations, as well as financial institutions on all legal and regulatory aspects of investment, corporate finance and business in Ghana. The firmhas extensive experience in designing tax and corporate structures that achieve client objectives within the framework of local laws, regulations and practices. The firm is experienced in handling project financing, and has a strong track record in capital markets work, energy, telecommunications, and mining projects. Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah practices in association with Denton Wilde Sapte, the global law firm based in London and maintains close links with Udoma and Belo-Osagie in Nigeria. The firm is the Ghana member of Lex Mundi, the prestigious international association of independent law firms, and the Ghana member of Lex Africa.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah handled several major transactions, including: providing Ghanaian law advice on a US$810 million and US$150 million syndicated loan facilities to Ghana Cocoa Board; acted as consultant to the International Financial Corporation on the drafting of a Collateral Security Bill; advised Central African Gold Plc in connection with the acquisition, transfer and assignment of Anglogold Ashanti’s Bibiani Mine to Central African Gol Plc; advised British American Tobacco Investments BV in relation to an offer to the minority shareholders of British American Tobacco Ghana Limited; advised Ghana Oil Company Limited on its IPO; advised British American Tobacco Ghana Limited on its delisting from the Ghana Stock Exchange; advised Credit Suisse on securities and derivatives transactions in Ghana; advised Morgan Stanley on securities and derivatives transactions in Ghana; advised the International Development Corporation on a US$20.5 million loan facility for the construction of a hotel in Ghana; advised OPIC on a US$30 million mortgage finance loan to Ghana Home Loans; advised Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited/Standard Bank London on a US$30 million loan facility to the Bulk Oil Storage Limited.

MAIN INTERNATIONAL AREAS OF PRACTICE: The firm advises on project finance, loan and equity investments, privatisation, tax, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, IT, real estate, energy, mining and natural resources, aviation, shipping and insurance, and trusts. Through its subsidiary, Trustee Services Ltd, the firm has the capacity to advise on due diligence and company secretarial services.
LANGUAGES: English and French.

The firm’s client base includes a range of international and local corporations and financial institutions. These include Samsung Corporation, IFC, KBC Ltd, Chevron, Standard Chartered Bank, Fortis Bank, Iroko Securities, Hutchison Whampoa, Opic, Stanbic Bank, Standard Bank London, J P Morgan, Iroko Securities and Goldman Sachs.

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