Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (“BEL&A”) is the leading corporate and commercial law firm in Ghana with in-depth expertise and experience in providing first-rate legal services for international and local clients in all sectors of the economy. BEL&A was founded in 1990 by Kojo Bentsi-Enchill. It is currently divided into seven partner-led practice groups namely:
Energy and Natural Resources, which combines in-depth industry knowledge and technical legal expertise to advise and assist on oil and gas, power, utilities, mining and forestry issues. The team, headed by Kojo Bentsi-Enchill, has unrivalled local knowledge and understanding of the issues impacting the energy and natural resources sectors in Ghana.
Construction, Infrastructure and Transportation, which focuses on legal issues and transactions relating to building and construction, real estate, aviation and aerospace, shipping and maritime, railways, roads, ports and harbours and related matters. Divine Letsa heads the team and impresses clients with practical and innovative solutions.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution, the team’s practical knowledge of the client’s business problems puts it in the unique position to advise on preventative measures to avoid litigation, including dispute resolution at both the local and international level . Where litigation is unavoidable, the team headed by Ace Anan Ankomah, (who is also the Managing Partner), and Mrs. Daad Akwesi expertly and vigorously protect the client’s interest in commercial and corporate litigation.
Financial Services and Capital Markets, which advises on legal and regulatory issues relating to banking, finance and capital market transactions and has developed a strong reputation for its work on high profile transactions in Ghana. The team is headed by Seth Asante.
Business and Industry, which advises on legal and regulatory issues and transactions I n the key sectors of international trade, manufacturing, agribusiness, food and beverages, health and pharmaceuticals, hotels and hospitality and education. Mrs. Rosa Kudoadzi heads the team.
Technology, Media and Telecommunications, which focuses on legal issues and transactions relating to telecommunications, broadcasting, advertising, publishing, digital media entertainment, marketing, gaming, privacy and intellectual property. Mrs. Susan-Barbara Adjorkor Kumapley is the head of this practice group.
Pensions, Employment and Immigration, which provides expert legal advice on all aspects of pensions related work, employment, labour and immigration issues. Ms. Angela Gyasi heads the team.
Each practice group comprises a blend of qualified lawyers committed to providing an unparalleled quality of legal services. The firm has 29 other fee earners with a varying degree of backgrounds, cultures and expertise trained to understand the needs of each client.
The firm handles an impressive array of client matters, many of which involve different departments, in its customarily interactive and internally consultative fashion with its large and stable professional staff, BEL&A tackles challenging projects creatively, conducts legal research and due diligence painstakingly, and offers fearless representation to its clients.
The corporate mission of BEL&A is to achieve and maintain excellence. BEL&A works hard at getting better in every way, recruiting high-calibre professional and administrative staff, conducting ongoing legal education, and attending and participating in seminars and conferences. In the context of consortiums, they are team players who contribute their best efforts to achieve collective goals.