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Who we are

We are a diverse and creative legal consultancy

We are committed to providing effective legal advice

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.

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.

Our values

Diversity

Through diverse thinking we achieve the best results

Commitment

We are committed to achieving the goals of our clients

Togetherness

We work together with a shared purpose.

Our people

Edward Boateng-Addo
Managing Partner

Edward Addo-Boateng

Edward is the Managing Partner at Boateng-Addo, N. Nketiah & Associates and has over 20 years’ experience in legal practice.

Edward is the Managing Partner at Boateng-Addo, N. Nketiah & Associates and has over 20 years’ experience in legal practice. His experience spans across the corporate/commercial and dispute resolution terrain. He has advised clients on corporate and regulatory compliance, commercial transactions, intellectual property and entertainment law. Edward has a wealth of experience with representing multi-national corporations involved in high value and complicated legal disputes in various sectors including oil and gas, technology, telecommunications, banking, IP and entertainment. He has also represented and advised clients facing allegations of white-collar crimes. His practical approach to case analyses and problem solving makes him the “go to lawyer” and a formidable opponent in the court room. Edward has been employed at some of the highest-ranking corporate/commercial law firms and Chambers such as AB& David (Ghana), ENS Africa (Ghana) and N.Dowuona and Company (Ghana), Carmelite Chambers (London) and Church Court Chambers (London).

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 Nsia-Nketiah
CEO

Cleopatra Nsiah - Nketiah

Cleopatra is an amicable and passionate legal practitioner with over a decade of experience in the public and private sectors.

Cleopatra is an amicable and passionate legal practitioner with over a decade of experience in the public and private sectors. Cleopatra has substantial experience with handling corporate and regulatory compliance issues as well as experience in commercial transactions. Having started her career providing legal advice to start ups and fintech companies, Cleopatra now has extensive knowledge in the legal tech, IT and telecommunications landscape. Cleopatra also has a wealth of experience in sports law. As a board member of the Ghana Football Association Women’s Premier League, Cleopatra also possesses an in-depth knowledge on sports law and has assisted the Ghana Football Association on a wide range of player related transactions, and has advised international clients on the legal/regulatory requirements for being a football intermediary in Ghana.
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.

Richard Baah
Associate Lawyer

Richard Baah

Prior to his Call to the Ghana Bar and to joining the firm, Richard worked with Sam Okudzeto and Associates, B&P and Associates.

Richard Baah is an Associate lawyer at Boateng-Addo N. Nketiah & Associates.

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.

Eric Equah
Associate Lawyer

Eric Equah

Eric Equah is an Associate lawyer at Boateng-Addo N. Nketiah & Associates.

Eric Equah is an Associate lawyer at Boateng-Addo N. Nketiah & Associates.
Mercy Eli Bani
HR / Business Manager

Mercy Eli Bani

Mercy is the Human Resource and Business Manager at Boateng-Addo, N. Nketiah & Associates. She has 7+ years experience in human resource management.

Mercy is the Human Resource and Business Manager at Boateng-Addo, N. Nketiah & Associates. She has 7+ years experience in human resource management, office management, staff management, training and supervision. Mercy has worked with leading multinational organizations.
Mercy holds a Degree in Human Resource Management from the University Of Cape Coast.
Charles Chemel Christian
Head of Finance

Charles Chemel Christian

Charles has significant experience in accounting and finance having worked with leading organizations as accounts and finance head.

Charles Chemel Christian is the head of finance at Boateng Addo N. Nketiah and Associates. He has significant experience in accounting and finance having worked with leading organizations and as accounts and finance head in various sectors of the economy including health, legal and banking industry.
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).
Queensta Adomakomaa-Kwafo
Executive Assistant

Queensta Adomakomaa-Kwafo

Queensta Adomakomaa-Kwafo Ofosu is the Executive Assistant at Boateng-Addo N. Nketiah & Associates. She has experience in administrative work.

Queensta Adomakomaa-Kwafo Ofosu is the Executive Assistant at Boateng-Addo N. Nketiah & Associates. She has experience in administrative work. She has a Diploma in Public Administration and a BSc. Business Administration (Human Resource Management/Management).

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.