Isabel Boaten

Isabel Boaten

Managing Partner - Head of the Government Business & Policy Reform Practice




Education/Bar Membership

Barrister-at-Law; LLB (University of Ghana, Legon)
Masters in Public Administration (GIMPA)
Member, International Bar Association, Ghana Bar Association and American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

Young Managing Partner of the Year (Law Digest Africa Awards 2015)
Female Managing Partner of the Year (Law Digest Africa Awards 2015)
Who’s Who Legal: Procurement
Chambers Global: Corporate & Commercial
IFLR 1000: Banking, Capital Markets, PPPs

Isabel’s experience is in the areas of corporate finance, government business and legislative reform. She has also advised on mergers and acquisitions in diverse sectors, including the banking and financial services sector, oil & gas, ICT and infrastructure development. Isabel led AB & David’s campaign to become the first law firm in Africa to secure Lexcel – the Law Society of England & Wales’ accreditation, awarded to law firms that meet the highest management and client care standards.
  • Lead transaction advisor for the selection of a strategic investor for the development and upgrade of the Tema PSC shipyard
  • Due Diligence /transaction advice on the indirect acquisition of shares for a multi – million dollar investment in the supermarket chain.
  • Advice and implementation of an integrated bauxite and aluminum industry
  • Advice on an equity investment and loan arrangements
  • Provision of advice on a multi-jurisdictional restructuring and acquisition of shares in selected countries in Africa
  • Advice in respect of the combination/merger of a bottling operations in a non-alcoholic ready to drink beverage business
  • Advice on a $300m dollar transaction for the financing of the restructuring of a major oil refinery in West Africa
  • Advice on the issue of a $100m Medium Term Note for the only wholly dedicated mortgage finance company in Ghana
  • Legal advisor on the financial restructuring of the power sector in Ghana
  • Legal Analyst: Development of National Policy Guidelines for PPPs in Ghana and on procurement and concession reform for the Government of Liberia
  • Diagnostic survey of the legal impact of the economic and financial considerations in the structuring of all significant PPP transactions undertaken in Ghana towards the design of a PPP
  • Resource Centre for Ghana as preparatory work for the formulation of the first ever PPP law for Ghana
  • Loan and security arrangements for the financing of real estate projects
  • Transaction on the selection of a strategic investor for the upgrade of the Tema PSC shipyard for the Government of Ghana
  • Advice on repurchase agreements for the trading of securities
  • Advice on loan and security agreements for the development of office complex – Capital Place Project
  • Advice on creation of a private Equity Fund (Confidential)
  • Unveiling Subalternity, Women and the Legal Professions Across Africa
  • Leading Me (AB & David Africa Outlook, 2020)
  • Passing the Baton, My Quite thoughts on Succession (AB & David Africa, Annual review and Outlook, 2019
  • Power of People (AB & David Africa, Annual Review and Outlook, 2018)
  • Beyond the Classroom - presentation as part of orientation for newly qualified lawyers(2016)
  • Joint Ventures, legal issues to consider - session for SMEs as part of Invest in Africa's Business Linkage Programme (2018)
  • Understanding Corporate Governance, legal issues to consider - session for SMEs as part of Invest in Africa's Business Linkage Programme (2018)
  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Africa – 2nd Edition
  • Charity Law(Ghana Chapter), European Lawyer Reference
  • Data Protection in the Online Environment - Presentation at Data Protection Conference in Ghana
  • Reducing your Legal Risks: A DIY Toolkit - Servled Business Series

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