ACCRA, GHANA - 06/05/2017 (PRDistribution.com)
N. Dowuona & Company, a dynamic legal and strategic international advisory firm based in Accra, Ghana has been recognized as a TOP TIER FIRM in Ghana in the practice areas of Commercial, Corporate and M&A and Infrastructure projects by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017’s guide to outstanding lawyers and firms in Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Legal 500 Series is an independent guide widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral source. The Legal 500 rankings are based on the results of extensive research and the merits of law firms in over 82 countries worldwide. N. Dowuona & Company has been ranked by The Legal 500 since 2015 and this year two senior members of the team have been included in the rankings as leading law practitioners in Ghana.
NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona, the founder of N. Dowuona & Company is the only woman listed as one of The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 six elite “Leading Lawyers” in Ghana. Botchway-Dowuona has extensive experience advising organizations in Ghana, throughout Africa, Europe, and the US such as Kingdom Zephyr, a premier pan-African private equity fund manager, Kingdom Hotel Investments, Databank Agrifund Manager, the Volta Lake Transport Company, and Brainworks Capital in the areas of corporate and commercial, and property and construction, and energy and infrastructure. The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 included Abla Masoperh, a senior counsel at N. Dowuona & Company who specializes in the areas of banking, finance and dispute resolution, as one of four “Next Generation Lawyers” in Ghana. Prior to joining N. Dowuona & Company, Masoperh was Head Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary of Access Bank (Ghana) Limited where she oversaw the legal aspects of the merger of Access Bank (Ghana) Limited and Intercontinental Bank Ghana Limited, the first bank merger in the Ghanaian market.
“Having N. Dowuona & Company recognized by The Legal 500, an entity that has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world for nearly 30 years, is truly a testament to the commitment of our team of creative and dedicated legal professionals who provide excellent advice and exceptional value to our clients,” shares Botchway-Dowuona who is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School Undergraduate Program, New York University’s Stern School of Business, where she received an MBA in Finance and Accounting and Columbia University School of Law, where she received a JD and was named a James Kent Scholar, the highest honor awarded in recognition of excellent academic performance.
“The Legal 500 highlights the teams that are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel in over 82 countries. At N. Dowuona & Company we work tirelessly to find innovative, effective and efficient solutions for our clients and it is very gratifying to receive this wonderful recognition for our efforts," adds Masoperh who has advised local and international companies such as Delta Airlines, Diageo, Ghana Commercial Bank, and US Exim Bank and the successful mergers of Ashanti Goldfields and Anglogold, Guinness Ghana Limited and Ghana Breweries Limited, Mobil Ghana Limited and Total Ghana Limited and the acquisition of Western Telesystems Limited (the second national telecoms operator in Ghana) by Celtel .V. S.
Since 1991, The Legal 500 EMEA has been providing readers with an annually updated, impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers in countries across the region. “Our research is conducted annually, providing a detailed qualitative assessment of various factors including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months and historically; experience and depth of teams; specialisms and ancillary services; and, importantly, opinions of law firms’ clients,” cites The Legal 500 EMEA editorial team.
N. Dowuona & Company is the only woman -owned and operated firm in Ghana to be included on the Legal 500 EMEA 2017 guide.