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Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice
Our areas of practice can broadly be categorized into four major groups, namely, general legal and advisory services, company secretarial practice, specialized consultancies and litigation and dispute resolution. In practice, advising our clients invariably involves more than one group. 
                                        

1. Our general legal and advisory services cut across a wide spectrum areas including but not limited to the following:

    1. Banking Law
    2. Corporate Law
    3.  Labour Law
    4. Maritime Law, ship registration and deregistration
    5. Investment Law
    6. Intellectual Property issues such as copyright, patents, trade marks and industrial designs etc.
    7. Insurance Law(including prosecuting and defending claims as well as subrogations)
    8. Land Law and property investments
    9. Debt recovery
    10. Administration of estates – Wills, Letters of Administration and probate matters
    11. Drafting and review of a wide range of legal documents, including Lease Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreements, Company regulations, syndicated facilities etc.
    12. Registration and perfection of charges such as mortgages, debentures etc.
    13. Credit Review & Administration-We advise and assist financial institutions to establish the right systems, documentation and structures to enable them extend credit in a way that best minimizes the risk of default of repayment. Our credit management package includes credit assessment, drafting of credit and security documents. In the event of a default, we use our pre-litigation services to try and recover monies owed our clients. It is only when that fails that we resort to the court system for redress.

 

  1. COMPANY SECRETARIAL SERVICES

Our Company Secretarial Practice provides the following services:

  1. Incorporation of companies of various kinds as well as registration of  External Companies(Branch/Liaison Office );
  2. Provision of Company Secretaries and Registered Office for companies;
  3. Maintenance of the company’s official Seal and Statutory Books for easy inspection by the directors and members of the company, and the Registrar of Companies;
  4. Preparation and issuance of Share Certificates;
  5. Handling of all corporate secretarial compliance issues raised by the Companies’ Registry in respect of companies;
  6. Drafting, preparation and filing of all documents stipulated in the Companies Act, 1963 including, but not limited to, board and shareholders’ resolutions, Company Forms and Annual Returns;
  7. Arranging, covering and recording minutes of Board and Shareholders’ Meetings;
  8. Provision of advice on, and registration of companies with, the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB) and the Minerals Commission etc;
  9. Application for immigrant quotas and work and residence permits for expatriate staff of client companies from the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and the Ghana Immigration Service;
  10. Advisory services on corporate structuring and restructuring; and
  11. Conduct of company secretarial due diligence.
  12. Corporate Governance: We advise clients on the development of corporate governance systems including advice relating to board structures and composition, responsibilities and liabilities of board directors and board decision.

 

  1. SPECIALISED CONSULTANCIES

       We are frequently consulted on a variety of specialized subject areas and tasked to research into specific questions by various organizations, institutions and individuals to provide in-depth consultancy services. We provide specialist consultancy services in the following areas:

    1. Land law and  tenure issues
    2. High seas  governance issues
    3. Local and international fishery resources management issues
    4. Maritime law
    5. Company secretarial issues
    6. Banking law issues
    7. Natural resource  management and regulation issues

       4. LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
In terms of litigation, we have extensive court room practice and proficiency with the rules of practice from the lower courts to the Supreme Court. We also represent our clients before other adjudicatory and arbitral bodies such as the Labour Commission and Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the Ghana Arbitration Centre.

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