Ferdinand D. Adadzi

Ferdinand D. Adadzi

Partner - Head of Energy & Public Private Partnerships Practice Groups




Education/Bar Membership

Bachelor of Laws LLB (First Class Honours)
Masters of Law (LL.M) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Member, International Bar Association, Ghana Bar Association and American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

Who’s Who Legal: Procurement & Energy (2014)
Who’s Who legal: Energy (2014)
IFLR: Rising Star

Ferdinand graduated from the University of Ghana with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and also holds a Masters of Law (LL.M) degree from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He specializes in structuring transaction and project advisory services, construction and engineering and international Trade. Ferdinand has also worked extensively for the firm’s corporate clients particularly in the areas of in Finance, Taxation and Regulatory Advice. He was part of the team that advised on the negotiation and implementation of Ghana’s US$547 million Millennium Challenge Compact. He has worked on the design of PPP structure for the extraction of water resources and railway concessions in Ghana. Additionally, he has worked as international support on the development of Procurement and Concessions Regulations and Manual for Republic of Liberia.
  • Advice /conduct of due diligence on a merger in Ghana’s telecommunication industry
  • Advice on loan and security arrangements on a $120M loan syndication to one of Ghana’s telecommunication giant
  • Legal Expert on the transaction for the development of and upgrade of the Tema PSC shipyard on a PPP basis
  • Advisory services to a subcontractor for the supply, financing, installation, operation and maintenance of 10 new GE TM 2,500 aero derivative gas turbine for the production of power in Ghana
  • Project formation and construction advisory for the construction of US$700 million water infrastructure for the production and transportation of potable water
  • Advice on the EPC contract relating to the development of the 400MW Bridge Power Project which is the largest LPG fired plant
  • Advice on the transaction structure and financing arrangements for the development of infrastructure valued in excess of $700m for the production of potable water from the lower basin of the Volta River
  • Advice on a Loan facility to for the production of rice in Ghana
  • Advice on the supply of 450MW emergency power badges to the Government of Ghana to address the current energy crisis in Ghana
  • Advise on a joint venture arrangement for the construction and joint use of tank farm
  • Renewable Energy Project – Advisory services on the construction of a landfill gas extraction, flaring, and power generation plant, and the review of Power Purchase Agreement between private party and public sector party
  • Advisory services on a 660MW gas to power project for the Government of Ghana acting through the Ministry of Power
  • Legal Expert for the preparation of the Regulations to the Railway Act, 2008 (Act 779)
  • International Construction Disputes in Ghana, 2013- Construction & Infrastructure Disputes (Global Law & Business)
  • The World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement and Developing Countries: Strengthening the Dispute Settlement Mechanism.
  • Present a paper to Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade and Industry on Background to International Trade: International Actors & Shaping Global Trade Rules and Practices.
  • A chapter on Ghana’s Procurement Rules – Getting The Deal Through – Procurement
  • A chapter on Ghana’s Construction Rules – Getting The Deal Through – Construction

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