BANN & Associates is a diverse, creative law firm with a strong emphasis on providing pragmatic legal advice. We have a wealth of experience in working with well established companies to resolve their legal issues. We are enthusiastic about working with foreign entities doing business in Ghana. Our aim is to provide advice and assistance that will help businesses grow and flourish in Ghana.
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We are a full service law firm, offering legal advice and assistance in technology law, media and telecommunication law, IP law, commercial dispute resolution and entertainment law. We focus on the specific needs of the client to provide a bespoke service.
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His practical approach to case analyses and problem solving makes him the “go to lawyer” and a formidable opponent in the court room.
His portfolio includes:
- Represented a client involved in a shareholder dispute over well established family company. The central issue in the case concerned an application for just and equitable wind up of the Company.
- Advising the largest 5 five star conference centre hotel in Ghana in a contractual dispute.
- Representing a dealer of precious minerals in a contractual dispute
- Represented an international digital media company, in an action against the Government of Ghana. The dispute involved termination for convenience clauses. Acted as co-counsel with DLA Piper (UK) in International arbitration proceedings.
- Represented a major processor and exporter of tuna products, in a dispute over a distributorship agreement.
- Represented a major oil and gas exploration company, in a dispute concerning unlawful interference with contracts and inducing third parties to breach a contract.
- Advised an investment banking firm, in a dispute regarding Trade Mark infringement.
- Advised an international mining company, regarding mining leases.
- Represented a multi-national automotive corporation, in a dispute regarding product liability.
- Regularly advising a major soft drinks distillery, on issues of employment law.
- Represented a client charged with fraudulent evasion of VAT payable on imported pharmaceutical goods. The fraud spanned the UK and Nigeria.
- Represented a client accused of defrauding Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom (UK) and the Department of Work and Pensions (UK). The value of the fraud was estimated to be in excess of 1 million pounds sterling.
- Represented a client charged with large scale conspiracy involving forged passports and Home Office travel documents. At the time considered to be the largest find of counterfeit passports in the UK.
Cleopatra has worked with several firms such as Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa and Ankomah Law (Ghana), Chambers of Arthur Marriott QC (London), Abbey & Nat Solicitors (London), Cray Valley Solicitors (London), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ghana) and N Nketiah Law. She has a well-rounded profile and is keen on using both her local and international experiences to assist clients to succeed.
Cleopatra’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum of complicated legal matters including advising Facebook, Samsung, Uber and YouTube on legislative developments relevant to their operations in Ghana in the telecommunications industry, advising Canon and Hewlett Packard on the legal and regulatory requirements relating to the closure of their branches in Ghana. She is often sought for her business and strategic approach when advising clients.
Cleopatra is an alumna of the Harvard Business School Online, Johan Cruyff Institute (Barcelona), Brunel University Law School (London), BPP University College (London), Ghana School of Law and the University of Ghana.
Cleopatra is called to the Ghana Bar as well as the New York Bar.
Prior to his Call to the Ghana Bar and to joining the firm, Richard worked with Sam Okudzeto and Associates, B&P and Associates.
He holds a B.A in Political Studies (Honours). He has substantial practical legal experience in Civil Litigation, commercial and corporate law, as well as trademarks (IP) and patents. His areas of interest include Corporate law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution with a focus on Arbitration. He is a member of ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF).
Richard is fluent in English and Twi. He aspires to use his training in Politics and Law on the Bench as a Judge, Legal Academia and Public Policy in the near future.
He enjoys farming, reading, golfing, listening to music, football and is an ardent fan of FC Barcelona. Richard is also passionate about climate action and is a member of Youth Alliance for Green Ghana (YAGG). He is the current Legal Officer for Go Ghana International.
Mercy holds a Degree in Human Resource Management from the University Of Cape Coast.
Charles Chemel Christian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from the Pentecost University and a certificate in Global MBA from the London Executive Education Academy (LEEA). He is also a part-two student of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Prior to joining the firm she worked with Ministry of Aviation and with one of the largest telecommunications company in Ghana.
Queensta is known for her up-beat personality and building great rapport with team members and clients alike.