JLD & MB Legal Consultancy


Nо. 23 Nortei Ababio street, Airport residential area

+ 233 302 782711

+233 302 784477

Key contacts:

Partner: Merene Benyah
Partner: Lily Acquaye
Partner: Zoe Phillips Takyi-Appiah
Partner: Akosua Apea Osafo

Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 16
Number of partners: 4
Network memberships : AMCHAM, UKGCC
Languages: English

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy (“JLD & MB” or the “Firm”) is a market-leading Ghanaian law firm rendering sterling legal services across several practice areas including Corporate and Commercial; Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Services; Energy and Natural Resources; Minerals and Mining; Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate and Dispute Resolution.
This expertise is evident from the transactions undertaken by the Firm and testimonials from the Firm’s clients. JLD & MB was adjudged Ghana Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards 2022 and at the IFLR Africa Awards 2021.
The Firm is lauded for its successful promotion of diversity and inclusion over the years and is currently led by a dynamic team of female partners.

Geographical strengths & alliances 

The Firm maintains both a national and international client base in Ghana, and has clients and business partners across several regions.
The Firm collaborates with major international law firms such as Dentons, Baker & McKenzie, Slaughter and May and Clifford Chance, and is a member of the Nextlaw Referral Network, which helps to ensure that the Firm is at the forefront of international legal developments and international best practice.
The Firm also maintains a strong network of business partners and associations in-country, ensuring a seamless comprehensive service-delivery.

Energy and Natural Resources

The Firm has a particularly strong Energy and Natural Resources practice with significant experience in minerals and mining, oil and gas (both upstream and downstream) and renewable energy. Notable transactions include:

  • Legal Counsel to Atlantic Lithium in securing a 15-year mining lease in Ghana for the development of Ghana’s first-ever lithium project: the Ewoyaa project, which also represents a significant milestone in the net zero energy transition;
  • Assisting a Ghanaian company in respect of the acquisition of an interest in respect of the South Deepwater Tano Oil Block;
  • Counsel to BP Oil International Limited in connection with BP Ghana’s licensing as a special international oil trading company in the downstream petroleum sector;
  • Lead counsel to KOKA Energy in its petroleum agreement negotiations with the Government of Ghana and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation for petroleum exploration and production rights;
  • Structuring and regulatory advice in respect of the establishment of a PV Solar Power Plant.

Banking and Financial Services
In the Banking and Finance sector, the Firm is renowned for its work on both structured and secured financings, project financings, intercreditor issues and bond issuances.
Recent work includes:

  • Legal counsel to Zeepay Ghana Limited in its multi-million-dollar fund raise involving a consortium of investors.
  • Legal counsel to a development bank in connection with the credit financing of Prime Meridian Docks’ construction of a modern floating dock ship repair facility in Takoradi.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Provided advisory services in respect of Amalgamated Management Limited’s acquisition of the entire shareholding of a non-life insurance company.
  • Provided legal advice on the acquisition of an Australian company and its mining subsidiaries in Ghana.
    Capital Markets
  • Advising Asante Gold Corporation, a Canadian and Frankfurt-listed company, on its secondary listing on the Ghana Stock Exchange
  • Local counsel to Pareto Securities Pty Ltd in connection with its proposed issue of Nordic bonds for a Ghanaian company;
  • Conducted regulatory and compliance review of a local subsidiary for the purposes of prospectus disclosures required by the Securities Commission Malaysia with respect to a multibillion RM secondary equity capital raise by its Malaysian holding company.


  • Atlantic Lithium Resources
  • Asante Gold Corporation
  • Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB Group)
  • Yinson Production West Africa Limited
  • BP Oil International Limited
  • Tullow Oil Ghana
  • Vantage Drilling
  • Fidelity Bank Limited
  • Citi N.A, Ghana Rep Office
  • Access Bank (Ghana) plc
  • GCB Bank
  • Heritage Oil
  • Lukoil Overseas Ghana Tano Limited
  • Zeepay Ghana Limited
  • Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund