Ghana’s economy supports a population of 25.5 million and relies on cocoa and oil production. Other key industries include mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, and small commercial ship building. The country’s main export partners are France, Italy, Netherlands, China and Germany.
Lex Mundi in Ghana
Lex Mundi provides coverage in Ghana through its member firm Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah. The firm is committed to providing an unparalleled quality of legal services. With a large and stable professional staff, the firm gives continuous general representation to several corporations spanning all the important areas of corporate law, by assigning the appropriate partner and staff person (in terms of skill, experience, interest and cost effectiveness) to each matter. Having sponsored the compilation of a text database of Ghana's reported cases, legislation and law journal articles by its subsidiary, DataCenta, the firm is in a good position to quickly access all the relevant existing legislation, analyze their import and recommend relevant policies.
Representative Experience in Ghana
- BEL&A has advised a major Asian bank on Ghanaian law issues relating to financing the setting up and the working capital requirements of an integrated farming project in Ghana.
- BEL&A has also reviewed a USD200M Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) Contract between the Government of Ghana and a foreign construction company for the construction of affordable housing.
- BEL&A’s role included reviewing the loan agreement and EPC Contract, consideration of off-taker requirements and providing assistance on procurement issues.
- BEL&A is advising on a major Ghanaian Port project. BEL&A’s role includes advising on the entire project for the development, financing, design, procurement, engineering, manufacture, construction, completion, commissioning, ownership, operation and maintenance and additional facilities required to support a free port for the hydrocarbons industry in Ghana and the wider Gulf of Guinea Region.
- BEL&A has acted on a number of shipping matters including ship finance, mortgages, charter party agreements, carriage of goods, claims for short landing of cargo, ship arrest and release etc. The firm has also represented clients in customs procedures and liability under the Fisheries law.