FIRM EXPERIENCE

Oak & Wuuds law is a leading corporate law firm in Ghana that employs modern practice trends of the industry to deliver the highest quality of legal service. Our style of practice has attracted top-tier international and multi-national clients to us.

The Senior Partner Peter Nanfuri Esq. Is an honourable member of the Council of State- a constitutionally mandated body which advises the President of the Republic of Ghana. He was once the Inspector General of Police (highest position in the Ghana Police Service.) Undoubtedly his vast experience has contributed in no mean measure to the success of the firm. He is a Traditional leader and currently a Paramount Chief in the Jirapa Traditional area. Mr Nanfuri has demonstrated a strong passion for the proper utilisation of natural resources and has done extensive work relating to oil and gas. Currently, he is advising two multi-nationals engaged in offshore oil and gas exploration in Ghana.

Bernard Owusu-Twumasi the Managing Partner of the firm is an Aluminus of Harvard Law School Executive Education. Bernard is well-respected for his vast experience in corporate and commercial law. He has done extensive work in the area of Corporate Banking and Finance as well as the Real Estate Industry which include:

- Advising a Korean-Ghanaian Partnership Real Estate Development on a transaction worth over USD 4 billion spanning a ten -year period;
- Advising Barclays Bank Ghana in respect of Debt Re-structuring/Recovery worth over USD 100 million;
- Assistance to Korean Embassy in Ghana in Acquisition of Land for its proposed Embassy Housing and other related matters;
- Debt Re-structuring and Recovery for China Insurance(Sinosure) worth over USD 100 million in West Africa; and
- Advising Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited; Access Bank; Guaranty Trust Bank; uniBank Ghana Limited; Ghana Leasing Company Limited & Grofin Financial Services etc.

Aside from these, we have done extensive work in other areas including telecommunication. Peter Kwasi Dadzie, a Partner of the firm advised Intel Corporation, Nokia Corporation and Vodafone plc when Vodafone was acquiring seventy (70%) shares in the then Telecom Ghana. Peter is well-versed in our telecommunications law by virtue of him working closely with the National Communications Authority. He is well versed in International Property law and an ardent advocate and litigant.

Ghana is richly endowed with enormous natural resources; and this has attracted foreign investors from all over the world. There is legislation, regulations and policies to ensure the sustainable management and utilisation of Ghana's lands, forests, wildlife and mineral resources for socio-economic growth and development. We also boast of the assistance our Peter Dadzie rendered to African Heavy Machinery for its land acquisition as well as Agricom – Global, a US-based publicly listed company in its acquisition of hundreds of hectares of land worth over USD 100 million for commercial agricultural purposes.

Unfortunately, certain investors fall into wrong hands and have their transactions go bad. In such circumstances, we give professional legal advice to enable them recoup their losses and further advise them on compliance. Currently, we are handling a case involving an international entity that suffered a loss worth USD 3.5 million in the course of business to buy minerals from Ghana. We also have on our plate Oslo Platform AS that had a transaction worth USD 600,000 go wrong. To avoid such losses, we conduct comprehensive due diligence and render top-notch legal advice.

Litigation is one of our specialities. Our George Loh has high levels of expertise in commercial litigation. He has made appearance at the High Court of Judicature through to the Supreme Court. Dorcas Taylor, an associate in our firm has done extensive work particularly in the Commercial and Specialised High Courts on various aspects of the law involving respected entities such as SG-SSB, Ghana Commercial Bank, Agricultural Development Bank which involved substantial sums. Dorcas drafted several commercial agreements and has also done work relating to Employment and labour law one of which involved the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union-Ghana (ICU) with about 5000 members from all over the country. She has also worked closely with reputable Insurance Companies and has gained invaluable experience in that regard.

At Oak and Wuuds, we exhibit a high level of professionalism, efficiency, promptness in the delivery of services whilst not compromising quality and our work ethics.

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