"The Firm has been involved in some of the highest profile transactions for years, advising top international and local companies in cross-border/multi-jurisdictional transactions. Notably, JLD & MB has consistently been the Firm of choice in the Ghana Eurobond Issuances."

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JLD & MB is uniquely positioned as a forerunner in this sector and provides advice in both debt and equity capital markets. The Firm has advised on multiple listings of multinational companies on the Ghana Stock Exchange (“GSE”) and was one of the first firms invited to assist the Ghana Stock Exchange in the review and promulgation of new Stock Exchange rules. Also, one of our Partners was on the council of the GSE for many years.

The Firm is a preferred choice for local and cross-border transactions and we have advised on initial public offerings (IPOs) and rights issues involving the participation of several international stock exchanges, as well as setting a record as the lead local advisor to the Republic of Ghana on seven consecutive sovereign bond issues. As a testament to our excellence and leadership in this sector, JLD & MB has received local and international recognition including top tier rankings from legal ratings agencies like IFLR 1000 and Chambers and Partners.

Our experience in this sector includes:

  • Local counsel to the Republic of Ghana on its successful and oversubscribed sovereign bond issues in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (the 2016 sovereign bond issuance was particularly notable as it won the EMEA Finance best sovereign bond in Africa award).
  • Advised Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (formerly HFC Bank (Ghana Limited) on its successful 2018 rights issue.
  • Lead counsel on a simultaneous rights issue involving four stock exchanges: the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Ghana Stock Exchange.
  • Legal Counsel to Leasafric Ghana Limited with respect to its listing of Notes on the Ghana Fixed Income Bond Market.
  • Advising on a number of high profile listings in Ghana including AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Tullow PLC and Golden Star Resources Ltd

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