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Team – Antoinette Lady Arko

Antoinette Lady Arko

 
Senior Associate | Ghana
 

PROFILE

Antoinette has assisted in providing advice to key clients in commercial transactions in Oil and Gas, Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Investments. She has worked on key assignments including the first-ever negotiation of an amendment of a petroleum agreement in Ghana.

 
 

PRACTICE AREAS

Oil & Gas Project Advisory

Mergers & Acquisitions

Loan & Security transactions

Regulatory Compliance

KEY TRANSACTIONS

Legal advisory services to Aker Energy Ghana Limited and AGM Petroleum Limited in respect of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) and South Deepwater Tano (SDWT) Projects. Scope of work include advice on compliance, local content requirement, unitisation requirements, procurement policy, liaising with government stakeholders and project partners.

Legal advisory services in respect of the first ever negotiation of an amendment of a petroleum agreement in Ghana. Scope of work included advice on laws and regulations, liaising with government officials, drafting of proposed amendment and review of agreements.

Conduct of due diligence and legal advisory services to various potential investors towards the acquisition of oil & gas producing assets under petroleum agreements in Ghana.

Legal advice to an upstream petroleum operator on the legal framework governing unitisation in respect of the operation and development of blocks straddling common resources.

Advisory services on permits, regulations, local content, joint venture arrangements and issues relating to compliance for various clients in the natural resources and extractives industry.

Advice and conduct of due diligence on a proposed merger of two telecommunication companies. The joint entity was a strong No.2 telecom operator with nearly 10 million customers including over 5.6 million data customers.

Advice to a foreign multinational investment bank on a facility agreement for the provision of a secured syndicated facility to a body corporate established by the Government of Ghana to support a sustainable export-led economy.

Advice to the China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure) on a Deferred Payment Agreement between the Government of Ghana and a Chinese State-owned hydropower engineering and construction company.

Advice on various finance & loan transactions, including advising a Structured Trade Finance Fund in the investment of trade finance assets in Ghana.

Advice to a private equity firm in the acquisition of shares in a company in Ghana.

Advice and conduct of due diligence in respect of the acquisition of shares in Kingdom 5-KR-144, the sole shareholder of Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

Advice on the development and operation of a 330MW combined cycle power plant in Ghana.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts (University of Ghana)

Barrister-at-law; LLB (University of Ghana, Legon)

BL Ghana School of law

Member, Ghana Bar Association

Member, International Bar Association