Our corporate lawyers in Ghana support leading companies, emerging startups and financial institutions in their development and investment activities including advising on the applicable legal regime and permits, authorizations and consents they would require to successfully engage in those activities.
From mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital to private equity and debt offerings, we assist clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful deal outcomes.
We regularly undertake comprehensive due diligence in support of major investments and provide inputs in respect of regulatory and other disclosure for listings.
Our clients benefit from a valuable combination of global insight and local knowledge that allows us to handle all aspects of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Understanding the industry and the day-to-day issues faced by our clients is critical to our success.
Experience has included advising:
- A foreign investor in relation to conducting due diligence into a medical facility specialising in oncology care in respect of a proposed investment.
- A German company in relation to drafting a joint venture agreement.
- A foreign investor in relation to conducting a due diligence into a Ghanaian incorporated independent power producer.
- Clients from the Middle East entering into joint ventures with Ghanaian partners to embark on a manufacturing business in Ghana.
- A Luxembourg bank in relation to its USD8 million investment by way of debt and equity in a venture capital financing company in Ghana.
- A French private equity firm in relation to its investment in a venture capital financing company in Ghana.
- 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.
- An aquaculture company in relation to conducting a vendor due diligence into the company.
- A foreign investor in relation to conducting due diligence into a Ghanaian incorporated real estate company.
- Africa Finance Corporation in respect of its proposed financing by way of inter alia, convertible notes, of an international entity with subsidiaries in six different African countries, including Ghana.
In terms of the ease-of-doing-business environment, the 2019 Doing Business Report rates Uganda at 127 out of 190 countries, while the 2018 Global Competitiveness Index rates Uganda at 117 of 140 countries.
Various vehicles exist under Burundian law. In fact, a Burundian company is established by an agreement involving two or more shareholders who agree to share part of their property and their know how to perform one or more specified activities in order to share the profits or take advantage of the economy that may result.
In the World Bank’s ease of doing business (2020) Ghana scored 60.0 on a scale of 100 as compared to the regional average (Sub-Saharan) of 51.8.
The global business segment of the Mauritius International Financial Centre provides convenience, fiscal efficiency and risk mitigation for companies engaged in international operations.