Policy, Legal and Regulatory Reform Advisory Services

2008/9
Legal advisers to the Association of Ghana Industries for the preparation of the Industrial Development & Competitiveness Bill, 2009

2008
Legal advisers to Carana Corporation (US-based consultancy) for the review of the legal and regulatory regime affecting the development of mobile banking in Ghana and across West Africa. Project is funded by the USAID’s West Africa Trade Hub program

2006-2008
Legal advisers to the Bank of Ghana (under a USAID grant) for the review of regulatory framework for non-bank financial institutions for the Bank of Ghana and drafting of new Bill for the Bank of Ghana in 2007. The Bill has subsequently been passed in the Non-Bank Financial institutions Act of 2008 (Act 774)

Legal advisers to the Bank of Ghana (under a USAID grant) for drafting of a Borrowers and Lenders Bill to strengthen the legal regime for credit relationships

2005-2006

  1. Legal advisers to International Finance Corporation drafting of a Credit Reporting Bill for the Bank of Ghana to provide a regime for licensing credit bureaus and for credit reporting. The Bill was promulgated as the credit Reporting Act of 2007 (Act 726)
  2. Coordinated regulatory developments in the telecom sector through a USAID grant. Worked with a team of local experts to draft a new National Communications Authority Bill, the Electronic Communications Bill, the Electronic Transactions Bill and the National Information Technology Agency Bill, for the Ministry of Communications

2005-2006
Coordinated policy and regulatory developments in natural gas in Ghana through a USAID grant. Worked with a team of local advisers to advise the Ministry of Energy, the Energy Commission, and the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, on an appropriate policy and regulatory framework for the a natural gas secondary market to be sourced from the West African Pipeline

2004
Legal advisers to IFC Ghana Office for the review of legal/regulatory framework for housing finance in Ghana

2004 under the USAID grant
Legal advisers for the establishment of a legal and regulatory framework for Commodities Warehouse Receipts in Ghana for the Ministry of Finance, Ghana

2003-2004

  1. Legal advisers for the establishment of a Central Securities Depository in Ghana and the drafting of enabling legislation. The Bill was promulgated as the Central Securities Depository Act of 2007(Act 733)
  2. Legal advisers to the Ministry of Finance, Ghana, for the drafting of enabling legislation for the US$ 20 million venture capital trust fund in 2003. The Bill was successfully promulgated as the Venture Capital Trust Fund Act 2004 (Act 680)

2002-2003

  1. Legal advisers to the Ministry of Finance, Ghana on the establishment of a Long-Term Savings Scheme and drafting of enabling legislation
  2. Legal advisers to the Ministry of Finance, Ghana for the development of a Financial Sector Strategic Plan
  3. Design of training modules and training in capital market development and collective investment schemes for the Central Bank of Lesotho

2001-2002
Legal advisers to the National Bond Market Committee established by Government

2001-2002
Co-Legal and financial advisers to the Government of Ghana on the Domestic Debt Restructuring Project resulting in the design and issuance of first Government CPI-linked bond (GGILBS)