The Business & Industry group is led by Partner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. backed by a team of senior and junior associates. The team focuses on major transactions across various business sectors, and has built up formidable experience and expertise in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financing, due diligence, compliance and related issues.

Some of the firm’s transactions in the agribusiness and consumer goods, warehouse, retail and distribution value chain include:

  • Advising a multinational company on regularisation of warehoused goods liable to seizure by the Ghana Revenue Authority on grounds of failure to
  • complete the required import formalities within the statutory period;
  • Advising a major Asian bank on Ghana law issues relating to the provision of finance facilities for the setting up of an integrated farming of various foodstuffs and livestock;
  • Advising on working capital requirements and drafting Ghanaian law security documents;
  • Advising an international holding company in connection with the purchase of a franchised retail trading business;
  • Advising a major international consumer goods business in connection with the supply of services to a Ghanaian subsidiary; review of clearing, warehousing and distribution agreement;
  • Advised an international brewing company in connection with a potential joint venture with a Ghanaian brewing company;
  • Advising and due diligence in the acquisition of an international catering & hospitality services company in Ghana;

The firm has worked on high profile mergers & acquisitions transactions in Ghana in recent years. Some aspects of our advisory and transactional work in this area include:

  • Corporate due diligence on target entities;
  • Advice to multinational businesses on the divestiture and restructuring of Ghanaian subsidiaries;
  • Advising a multinational subsidiary on a review of its operations to focus on strengthening its core consumer goods business which involved the sale of its interests in key assets and brands including a company listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange;
  • De-listing of major corporate entities from the Ghana Stock Exchange;
  • Advising a multinational manufacturing company in connection with regulatory compliance, product registration, import, warehousing, distribution, product liability, product recall; and
  • Advised in connection with the indirect equity sale of a Ghanaian subsidiary by its foreign parent company to a multinational agri-business company.

The firm has advised educational institutions on accreditation, legal frame work and regulatory compliance of educational institutions in Ghana.

We have advised a wide range of major international educational institutions on the establishment of Ghanaian centres of education and excellence.

The firm has worked on a range of transactions involving some of the leading multinational companies in the healthcare sector including registrations with the Food and Drugs Authority and general regulatory review. Some highlights include:

  • advising a multinational pharmaceutical company in connection with regulatory compliance, registration of products with the Food and Drugs Authority, import, warehousing distribution and sale of pharmaceutical products and medical devices;
  • Advising a major international pharmaceutical company in connection with its divestiture of a local subsidiary;
  • Advising a market entrant on the laws applicable to the establishment and operation of a hospital in Ghana and due diligence;
  • Advising a multinational pharmaceutical company in connection with the review and assignment of certain corporate/commercial agreements involving the multinational company and other parties.

This sector covers legal and regulatory framework and the review of hotel management agreements. Some highlights include:

  • Advising finance companies in connection with multi-million dollar loan agreements for the construction of various major hotels in Ghana;
  • Advised an international hotel brand in connection with the legal and regulatory framework of hotel management contracts and a proposed management of its branded hotel in Ghana;
  • Due diligence on a proposed disposal by an international hotel owner of its shares in an international hotel brand in Ghana; and
  • Advised a major international travel booking company on the set up of a local office in Ghana.

This sector covers legal and regulatory framework regarding manufacturing companies. Some highlights include:

  • Advised an multinational brewing company on a proposed joint venture with a local brewing company to develop a common beverage business in West Africa;
  • Advising a multinational manufacturing company in connection with regulatory compliance, product registration, import, warehousing , distribution, product liability, product recall;
  • advising and due diligence on a manufacturing company in Ghana regarding a proposed acquisition by a multinational company, of 51% of the issued share capital of a special purpose vehicle to be formed.

The firm has worked on most of the high profile structured trade & commodity finance deals in Ghana in recent years. Our work in this sector regularly requires us to advise on financing agreements, which includes advising:

on the multi-billion dollar syndicated loans to a government agricultural agency on behalf of the Facility Agent;

on various financial instruments including a prepayment agreement between a cocoa marketing company, a cocoa processing company and a third party.

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