Theophilus Tawiah

Leaders in Law endorses Theophilus Tawiah as our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance Law expert in Ghana. If you wish to get in touch with Theophilus please use the contact information provided above.

Theophilus Tawiah is a Managing Partner at WTS Nobisfields.

He specialises in a number of areas of law including banking and finance, corporate/commercial, energy, employment, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, capital market, projects, tax and litigation. He is the Chairman of the Tax and Commercial Policy Committe at the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC). He is a Law Lecturer at the  University of Professional Studies, Accra.

He has provided legal and tax services to a number of multinational and local companies doing business in Ghana.

He has a wide and extensive experience in the provision of services to many clients in financial services, energy, mining & utilities, consumer and industrial products and telecommunications sectors.

He worked at Ernst & Young (EY) for a couple of years where he held a variety of positions.

He has work experiences in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Theophilus holds the following qualifications:

– Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana

– Chartered Tax Practitioner (Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana)

– QCL from Ghana School of Law

– LLM from Cardiff University

– LPC from De Montfort University

– LLB from University of Leicester

– BCom (Accounting and Finance) from University of Cape Coast

He is a member of the  Ghana Bar Association, International Fiscal Association and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana

 

Victoria Bright

Leaders in Law endorses Victoria Bright as our exclusively recommended Infrastructure Law expert in Ghana. If you wish to get in touch with Victoria please use the contact information provided above.

Victoria is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Addison Bright Sloane.  She is qualified both in England & Wales and Ghana.  Victoria has been practising for over 26 years, mostly in the UK where she trained at Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm, and subsequently practised as a senior associate and then a partner at DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms (by revenue). Victoria is responsible for overall management and international strategy of the firm and works closely with the firm’s Senior Partner.  She also has responsibility together with the Senior Partner for business development and promotion of the firm in general.

Achievements

Victoria is a former legal advisor to former President J A Kufuor and a former Minister of State.

While in the UK, Victoria regularly wrote articles and spoke at conferences on technology and corporate issues.  She wrote the IT chapter of “The Euro in Law and Practice” and regularly chaired various technology and corporate conferences.

Victoria was chair of the legal sub-committee of a Ministerial team that reviewed Power Purchase Agreements in the energy sector of Ghana.

Highlights of Victoria’s work include advising on the US$547M Millennium Challenge Account Project, and leading negotiations on various major international projects including advising on two major telecoms privatisations of Ghana’s then two national carriers, advising on the Government’s first Sovereign Bond Issue, negotiating with the Kingdom Group (Prince Alwaleed’s company) for the development of the international standard five star Movenpick Hotel and retail and office complex and residences. Victoria was a key part of a Presidential delegation sent to familiarise itself with the bauxite industry in Jamaica.

In the UK, Victoria specialised in major technology, telecommunication, data protection, and infrastructure projects. As such, she advised on major projects including The Mayor of London’s Congestion Charging Scheme with a focus on IT and data protection issues. One of the largest projects she undertook was advising the UK government on its Broadband strategy for the country i.e. the Broadband Aggregation Project. This project, which was worth over 1 billion Pounds Sterling, was the largest broadband project in the world at the time.

Education

– The University of Sussex (Double Honours Degree in Law and French)

– Robert Shuman University, Strasbourg (now Universite de Strasbourg III Robert Schuman)

– College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

Practice Areas

Victoria is a recognised expert in:

– Energy (power (including renewables), upstream and downstream petroleum & gas)

– Private equity

– IP, technology & telecommunications

– Joint ventures

– Finance

– Business process outsourcing

– Data protection and Freedom of Information

– Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

 

Kwabena Adu-Kusi

Leaders in Law endorses Kwabena Adu-Kusi as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Ghana. If you wish to get in touch with Kwabena, please use the contact information provided above.

The firm is currently headed and managed by Kwabena Adu-Kusi. Kwabena has considerable experience across the whole range of corporate and commercial transactions. Kwabena also has wide ranging experience in corporate disputes.

Kwabena has actively worked in the financial sector of Ghana in various capacities. He helped set up the Legal Department of Intercontinental Bank Ghana Limited (now known as Access Bank) and was the Head of the Legal Department.  He provided legal services to BSIC Bank (Ghana) Limited at the early stages of its formation.

He was also the Legal and Compliance Officer of CAL Bank Limited.

Prior to founding the firm, Kwabena was the Legal Advisor of the CFAO Group in Ghana (Comprising CFAO Ghana Limited, Pens and Plastics Ghana Limited, CFAO Equipment Ghana Limited and Puma Ghana Limited)

In the early years of his legal career, Kwabena was a Senior Associate responsible for litigation at Ntrakwah & Company; a corporate and commercial law firm, and its subsidiary Corporate Profile Limited; a company engaged in company secretarial practice, where he provided legal services to several  individuals,  National and International firms and organizations including Insurance and Re-Insurance Companies, Banking and Non-banking Financial Institutions, Investment, Manufacturing and Mining Companies. He has also advised on the divestiture of public companies and public listings on the Ghana Stock Exchange.

Kwabena has taught Company Law, Partnerships and Business Law in institutions including the Central Bank of Ghana Training School, Association of Certified Entrepreneurs and Institute of Professional Studies in Ghana.

Kwabena serves on several boards and is a court member of the International Court of Arbitration of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce).

Firm Description

We are an immensely vibrant and diverse full-service corporate and commercial law firm located in the heart of Accra. Following our genesis in 2008, Adu-Kusi, formerly Law Bureau, has grown to become an exceptional law firm with excellent specialization across a wide spectrum of practice areas including Corporate and commercial, Mergers and acquisition, Banking, Finance, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Oil and gas, Energy and renewable resources, Pensions and employment and Trade and investment.

We are committed to providing a progressive and innovative approach to the delivery of our legal services, ensuring that our clients are furnished with cutting-edge services in respect of the work we do as well as the advice we offer.

We have more than a decade of experience in representing and advising both local and international business entities, corporations and think tanks in Ghana and across Africa, in groundbreaking deals and transactions. These include:

  • representing the foremost and largest local service provider in the oil industry in Ghana in a joint venture with two multinational oil corporations and advising the joint venture on all aspects of a contract to drill and maintain oil wells worth over USD 800m;
  • representing and advising an international bank relating to the setting up of the Bank in Ghana;
  • representing and advising a Ghanaian public entity on the acquisition of all of the equity interest of Aluminum Corporation of America (ALCOA) in one the best reputed aluminum smelting plants in the world (originally owned by Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation (KACC) and ALOCA;
  • representing RigWorld Services Limited in a joint venture and all aspects of a contract with Damco worth over USD100m for the provision of logistical services to Mearsk JV;
  • representing a key quasi-public institution on all aspect of joint venture to develop a 450MW gas fired Combined Cycle Power Plant (225MW x 2) (the Project) in Ghana, among others.

Our strength rests in our ability to harness new and pragmatic strategies to assist our clients conquer the competitive world we find ourselves in.

We are creative, competent, forward-thinking and painstaking in the delivery of our legal services, always striving for the attainment of the goals of our clients.

 

Eugene Asiamah-Boadi

Leaders in Law endorses Eugene Asiamah-Boadi as our exclusively recommended Financial Services expert in Ghana. If you wish to get in touch with Eugene please use the contact information provided above.

Our firm provides invaluable advice on tax matters and obtaining tax holidays under the investment laws, or resolving tax issues with the Ghana Revenue Authority.  Where individuals and organisations are required to obtain Tax Clearance Certificate as a prerequisite for engaging in certain transactions, we would assist clients when we are specifically requested in arranging for such certificates with the revenue Authority.

We would also, when requested, represent clients before the Commissioner- General of the Ghana Revenue Authority for the purposes of reaching consensus on tax obligations and negotiating for payments.

We also advice clients on major changes in the tax laws and regulations that may arise from time to time.

  • Accounting Services

We provide Accounting Services to clients using our efficient and cost –effective staff and   in – house accounting department.

MGI Worldwide

MGI Worldwideis one of the largest network of independent auditing, accounting and consulting firms in the world. Established in 1947, MGI Worldwide is represented in 280 offices on all continents, and in more than 82 countries throughout the world, MGI Worldwide has built its reputation based on the expertise, professionalism and personal services of its members.

MGI Worldwide members tailor their specializations to their own local markets, in the knowledge that when they need to interact globally, they have immediate access to the very latest information on worldwide business practices, developments and opportunities.

With members providing consistent professional resources in all the major commercial cities, MGI Worldwide is recognised the world over as a symbol of building valued business relationships and business solutions worldwide.

The MGI Worldwideas a network provides the advantage of international links to all its members but still allows them the freedom to operate independently in their city and cultural environment, providing services appropriate to their unique client base.

 

Yaw Adjei Afriyie Nketiah

Yaw Adjei Afriyie Nketiah is a Ghanaian born lawyer and is bilingual in English and French and has OVER 10 years of legal experience. He is an advocate & solicitor, barrister and mediator.

Yaw has acted for a range of clientele including private individuals, financial institutions, private and public-listed companies and multi-national companies. He has also been involved in a broad spectrum of transactions, including share and business acquisitions and disposals, shareholder’s agreements, joint ventures, debt-restructuring, commercial agreements and contracts relating to the sale and supply of goods and services, agency, distribution and franchise contracts.

Education

  • BL, Ghana School of Law, Accra
  • BA, (Hons) French and Spanish, University of Ghana Legon
  • Post Graduate Diploma(Public Relations/Marketing), GIJ, Accra(Project Work Not Submitted)
  • Diplome Superieur – Alliance Francaise, Paris
  • Diploma, Spanish Proficiency, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Certificate in Managerial Leadership Skills, MDPI, Accra

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the Ghana Bar Association.
  • Member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of Advocates Africa.
  • Member of Advocates International.
  • Allied Attorney of Alliance Defense Fund (ADF)

Corporate and Commercial Law Practice:

We have expertise in all aspects of commercial and corporate law and regulation, based on our technical skills and qualifications, substantial experience and knowledge that is constantly being updated. We provide the solutions and services to enable our clients to develop new markets and grow existing ones effectively. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the regulatory, compliance and transaction regimes, and their advice always takes account of our clients’ strategic and operational needs.

Legal Alliance is highly respected in the Ghanaian market and advises on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reconstructions
  • Fundraising
  • Ghana Stock Exchange Listing Rules
  • Compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Takeovers
  • Joint ventures
  • Company Act
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Private equity
  • Capital raisings
  • Contracts

About The Firm:

Legal Alliance is a full-service Commercial law firm established in Accra, Ghana. We integrate a range of legal specialities to meet the diverse range of corporate and individual clients. Our main areas of practice are in corporate and commercial law, family law, intellectual property and mining law, litigation, property law and conveyancing, and investments advisory.

Our lawyers pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience in the industries that our clients operate in. Our strength lies in our familiarity with these businesses, which means that we always find practical, innovative and cost-effective solutions for our clients, both in the corporate environment and in the litigation context.

At Legal Alliance, our mission is to serve our client`s immediate and necessary legal needs, understand their short & long term goals and needs thoroughly, whilst offering them effective advice and assistance.

Our clients are presented with efficient legal solutions, in a cost conscious and individualised manner which they deserve. We help and guide our clients to understand the bigger picture.

Nene Amegatcher

Nene is currently the Managing Partner of Sam Okudzeto & Associates. His areas of practice include Civil Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Land and Labour Law, Constitutional Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Nene has over thirty years of experience as an attorney in Ghana. Nene obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghana and a Master of Laws Degree in Advanced Litigation and Dispute Resolution from the Nottingham Law School, UK. Nene also has a certificate in Commercial Dispute Resolution from the United States Department of Commerce.
Nene is the current National President of the Ghana Bar Association. He is a member of the General Legal Council, Judicial Council, and the Ghana Arbitration Centre. Nene is also a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Association of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Users’ Council. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Council member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
Nene is currently an adjunct professor in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Advocacy and Legal Ethics at the Ghana School of Law, Accra. Nene has been invited to speak on the role of ADR in Ghana at Fordham University and St John’s University both in New York. Nene has served as a resource person in training Judges, Lawyers, traditional authorities, and other key stakeholders in ADR in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia and has presented several papers in Conferences in Ghana, the United States, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, The Gambia and South Africa. He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank in developing an ADR manual for The Gambia and a manual on strengthening the adjudicatory capacity of traditional authorities for improved access to justice. He has also travelled widely and attended several legal conferences across the globe.
Nene Amegatcher is a Christian. He is a founding member of the National Union of Baptist Students, the Christian Lawyers Fellowship, Ghana and a member of Advocates International. He is the immediate past chair of the Board of World Vision, Ghana.
Bars and Courts
Admitted to the Ghana Bar, 1980
Academic qualifications
Nottingham Law School (Master of Laws (LLM), Advanced Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2008)
Ghana School of Law (Professional Law Course) 1980
University of Ghana, Legon (Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons), Law & Pol. Science 1977)
Languages
English, Ga, Ada, Twi