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Kweki Quaynor Ahlijah has been in practice with Reindorf Chambers since 2011. She has been very active in the corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, and energy practice of the firm. She has participated in the conduct of due diligence on local companies in support of key loan and equity investments by foreign companies, advising on financing arrangements, derivatives trading and issues relating to regulatory compliance, approvals and consents. She has also been involved in advising and assisting various clients in relation to start up requirements, business and other registrations with the relevant governmental bodies, and providing corporate governance and company secretarial and services.

Experience has included advising:

  • As a team member, syndicate of lenders including foreign banks in relation to financing of a Ghanaian incorporated borrower’s interest in the development of certain oil and gas fields in Ghana
  • As a team member, syndicate of lenders including an international financial institution and mandated lead arranger in relation to the USD185 million financing and restructuring of financial arrangements of a major power generation company in Ghana
  • As a team member, a South African bank in respect of the USD5 million and USD17,5 million financing of projects for the construction of a storm drain in the Northern Region of Ghana and the. rehabilitation and reconstruction of 56 Kilometers of selected roads located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana
  • Under the supervision of a partner of the firm, lenders including a foreign bank in relation to the USD27 million refinancing of financial arrangements of a major foreign owned telecommunications operator
  • As a team member, syndicate of lenders including a foreign development bank and co-operative society in relation to the USD54 million financing of a Ghanaian bank
  • As a team member, a Luxembourg bank in relation to its USD8 million investment by way of debt and equity in a venture capital financing company in Ghana
  • As a team member, a French private equity firm in relation to its investment in a venture capital financing company in Ghana
  • Under the supervision of a partner of the firm, a bulk petroleum products distribution company (owned by the government of Ghana) in relation to its investments by way of a joint venture with South African partners to develop, construct and operate a petroleum import, export and storage terminal and associated infrastructure located in the port of Takoradi
  • As a team member, foreign financial institutions in relation to general jurisdictional opinions on the enforceability under Ghanaian law of the 1992/2002 ISDA Master Agreement, the 1994 ISDA Credit Support Annex as governed by New York law and the 1995 ISDA Credit Support Annex governed by English law and certain transactions entered into thereunder
  • As a team member, a foreign financial institution in relation to a total return transaction with a Ghanaian bank involving government bonds under the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement and 1995 Credit Support Annex

Professional Qualifications

  • Enrolled on the Roll of Lawyers to practise a Solicitor and called to the Ghana Bar (2011)

Education

  • Ghana School of Law, Professional Qualifying Certificate (2011)
  • University of Ghana, LL.B. (2009)
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), BA (Law and Sociology) (2006)

Memberships

  • Ghana Bar Association