Our Practice Areas

General Corporate and Commercial

General Corporate and Commercial

Senet advises clients on all corporate transactions and corporate governance-related matters including responsibilities of directors, corporate regulations and restructurings. Our expertise in this area also covers the full range of commercial and contractual issues arising in the course of the operations of any business entity.


General Corporate and Commercial

We are one of the leading energy law firms in Ghana having worked on recent significant IPP transactions including the Amandi award-winning transaction. We have been recognized internationally for our impeccable work in this area of practice and continue to work on a number of both thermal and renewable power generation transactions.

In a bid to help our clients respond effectively to industry related issues and challenges, we bring our legal advisory services to bear in the areas of licensing and establishment of independent power projects, electricity power purchase arrangements, transmission and distribution. We also conduct legal due diligence in relation to Ghana’s growing power sector and assist our clients with regulatory and contractual issues. Our services in this area include advising clients in respect of project documentation and financing of energy projects.

Mergers and Acquisitions

General Corporate and Commercial

We possess market knowledge and highly practiced deal-making skills in all levels of transactions relating to Mergers and Acquisitions. Our services include advising in respect of mergers (public and private), change of control events, purchases, sale of assets and businesses, purchases and sale of shares.

Joint ventures and Investment

General Corporate and Commercial

Joint ventures, alliances and minority investments have become important strategic options for many companies in recent times. These transactions are an active part of our corporate practices for our clients across different industry sectors. We advise in respect of:

  • Joint ventures as single transactions or as part of a wider restructuring or re-organisation of existing businesses
  • New ventures combining complementary skills and technologies
  • Project-based joint ventures
  • Joint ventures as an entry into emerging markets

Banking and Finance

General Corporate and Commercial

The practice provides advice on a wide range of banking and finance transactions. We have expertise in simple bilateral as well as complex syndicated finance transactions such as acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance and leasing, trade finance, project finance and real estate finance. We have capacity to work on the most difficult, demanding and innovative deals, and provide the highest quality legal advice to international and Ghanaian lenders as well as borrowers.

Oil and Gas

General Corporate and Commercial

At Senet, we pride ourselves as having a depth of resources and professional experience that enable us understand all aspects of the oil and gas business. Our oil and gas practice brings knowledge and depth in assisting clients interested in the upstream sector with transaction due diligence, negotiating petroleum agreements for the acquisition of petroleum blocks in Ghana, advising on the financing and structuring of projects as well as providing general advice in line with prevailing laws and regulations. We also provide services to companies engaged in or interested in entering the downstream petroleum sector. Our services in both sectors cover helping clients to constructively engage industry regulators such as the Petroleum Commission and the National Petroleum Authority.


General Corporate and Commercial

Our involvement in the mining industry continues to grow to catch up with other areas of expertise. Senet’s knowledge of the law and issues pertaining to mining is commendable and we have had the privilege of working with small to medium scale mining entities as well as companies engaging in mine support services.

Real Estate and Construction

General Corporate and Commercial

Our team is distinguished in advising on the varied legal aspects of the complicated real estate system in Ghana. Our services are provided competently; centering on title due diligence, leasing, sales and acquisitions, development, financing and joint venture arrangements. We have advised clients engaged in the provision of large scale residential accommodation to middle and upper class segments of society as well as clients engaged in commercial real estate development. Understanding the pivotal role played by government agencies involved in the industry, we have developed very productive relationships with these agencies to facilitate smooth transactional process.


General Corporate and Commercial

We understand the legal, business, and professional implications of entering and exiting employment and partnership agreements of all kinds. Our team has expertise to provide advice in respect of Ghana’s labour regime, negotiating and drafting of different kinds of employment contracts. We represent our clients in matters relating to litigation and arbitration of individual claims, class actions or collective actions, policies relating to equal employment, statutory requirements for fair-workplace standards, employment aspects of corporate transactions, terminations, remuneration arrangements and work place safety issues.

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

General Corporate and Commercial

We are well positioned to advise and represent clients in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution issues. We understand the complex business challenges which accompany commercial disputes. Thus, we undertake a pre-consideration of every case to ascertain the merit or otherwise of the case; first evaluating whether litigation can be avoided through alternative measures. In this vein, we advise our clients and assist them pursue all avenues of alternative dispute resolution before commencing litigation.

Regulatory & Legal Compliance

General Corporate and Commercial

Regulatory and compliance issues are pivotal in the operations of our clients. In that respect, we have a compliance team that ensures the permits, authorisations and other regulatory requirements of our clients are timely dealt with.

We have managed to build excellent relationships with Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) who offer invaluable assistance to us in the course of providing services to our clients. Some of these MDAs include Registrar General’s Department, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, the Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning, Energy Commission, Lands Commission, the Free Zones Board, Food & Drugs Board, and Ghana Immigration Service, the Bank of Ghana and the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Company Secretarial Services

General Corporate and Commercial

Our company secretarial services include the following:

  • attending to matters relating to shareholders’, board and committee meetings, such as formulating agenda, attending meetings and taking minutes;
  • ensuring that the client complies with its Regulations and any relevant shareholder/investment agreements or other constitutional documents as well as drafting and incorporating amendments in accordance with correct procedures;
  • monitoring and ensuring general compliance of board and shareholder decisions with relevant legal requirements;
  • implementing changes in the structure of the company’s share and loan capital, administering directors’ and employees’ share participation schemes; and
  • reviewing developments in corporate governance, advising and assisting the directors with respect to their duties and responsibilities and compliance with their personal obligations under company law.

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