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One of Ghana’s leading corporate and commercial law firms, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (“BELA”) has won the 2020 law firm of the year award. The awards which was announced by the International Financial Law Review, IFLR focuses exclusively on legal innovation in cross-border transactions.

A statement by IFLR said “It is delighted to announce the winning deals, teams,, firms and individuals for its inaugural 2020 IFLR Sub-Saharan awards. The announcement follows months of research by the team and careful deliberations by the editors and IFLR journalists that make up the internal judging panel”

The firm won in 3 categories with Kojo Bentsi-Enchill winning the Lifetime Achievement award. The firm also won the Ghana firm of the year award as well as project finance deal of the year.

Kojo Bentsi Enchill
Kojo Bentsi Enchill won the Lifetime Achievement Award

According to organizers,” For the 2020 awards transactions must have reached financial close between May 31 2019 and May 31,2020 to be considered. The deals must meet the specific criteria to be categorized as cross-border and as sub-Saharan Africa”.

The awards which aim at recognizing the achievements, legal ingenuity and potential for innovation across the market could not be hosted physically due to the Covid-19

Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah (“BELA”) has broad expertise and experience in providing first-rate legal services for international and local corporations in all sectors of the economy. The firm has a  banking and finance practice which is jointly led by Seth Asante and Frank Nimako Akowuah, who acted as Ghanaian counsel to Afreximbank on a $150m currency swap arrangement with the Bank of Ghana. The firm acts for major domestic and international banks in the Ghanaian market while celebrated lawyer and Managing partner Ace Anan Ankomah and Daad Akwesi jointly lead the teams dispute resolution. Ankomah has over 25 years of experience of court litigation at domestic and international level, as well as arbitrations.

Ace Anan Ankomah
Managing partner Ace Anan Ankomah