Founder/ Managing Partner

Adelaide Benneh Prempeh

Adelaide Benneh Prempeh
Education:
  • University of Manchester, LL.B. (Hons) Law
  • Inns of Court School of Law B. V. C
  • Ghana School of Law, Q.C.L

Professional Membership: Bar of England & Wales; Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn London; Ghana Bar Association; International Bar Association; Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL); INSOL International; Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals.

Barrister of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

“Adelaide Benneh Prempeh, the founder and managing partner at B&P Associates, has always stood out in terms of professionalism, attention to detail, effective communication, presentation of legal opinions, and balancing of legal rigour with sound commercial judgement. Senior management at our company now relies on Adelaide’s input in transaction structuring and execution, as well as her participation in meetings with our clients.”

       Legal 500 (EMEA) 2021.

 

“Adelaide supports her clients on corporate transactions and is a well-regarded lawyer in the Ghanaian legal market”.

          Chambers Global 2021.

 

“Adelaide Benneh Prempeh is a seasoned corporate lawyer who receives high praise from sources, who enthuse: ‘Adelaide has incredible insight into the commercial regulatory framework in Ghana; she is meticulous and understands our business needs. She is always a step ahead, anticipating the potential risk factors.”

          Chambers Global 2020.
Overview
Adelaide is the Founder and Managing Partner of B & P ASSOCIATES.

 

Adelaide is a top ranked lawyer in the Corporate/ Commercial Chambers & Partners Global Guide whose expertise spans across sectors. Her focus practice areas include Energy, Mining & Power, Construction and Infrastructure, Project Finance & Development, Commercial transactions, Employment and Labour, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Restructuring & Insolvency, Investment Advisory and International Family Law.

 

Adelaide is a certified Insolvency Practitioner and an Insolvency Consultant to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group on the Ghana Investment Advisory Project. She is an Advocacy & Ethics Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, and a Notary Public. She is a FIDIC trained lawyer. Adelaide is an appointed Member of the Cyber Security Authority Governing Board of Ghana.

 

Adelaide was called to the English Bar with an award of Distinction in 2001. She began her legal career with the international law firm Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) in London where she assisted in the drafting of depositions and pleadings for high profile product liability cases, and various contentious matters regarding regulatory requirements.

 

With a background in litigation, she joined Renaissance Chambers in London as a practising Barrister, where she was regularly instructed to appear at all levels of Court in a variety of cases from 2003 until 2012.

 

In 2012, Adelaide was called to the Ghana Bar as a Barrister and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. Prior to setting up the Firm, Adelaide worked with Bentsi- Enchill Letsa & Ankomah, a law firm in Accra, as a Dual Qualified Associate, with a wealth of experience from both jurisdictions of Ghana and England & Wales. Her clients included multinational companies within the petroleum, energy and mining sectors, as well as corporates involved in domestic or multi- jurisdictional restructurings.

AS THE MANAGING PARTNER OF THE FIRM, SHE HAS BEEN ENGAGED IN NOTABLE CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS:
  • Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (“GIIF”) investment for the development and construction of an Eight Hundred and Eighty-One (881) Kilometre in-land fibre-optic cable and an upgrade of an existing Nine Hundred and Seventy-three (973) Kilometer optical ground wire fibre network along the Western Corridor of Ghana;
  • Transaction Advisory and Representation for Construction, Development, Financing, Operation, and Maintenance of Cable Car Transport System, Ghana;
  • Legal Advisory on Renewable Energy and Electricity Supply Policy and Licensing, Ghana, 2020;
  • Provided Expert legal opinion on Ghanaian law in respect of a Petition before the World Bank Administration Tribunal in respect of a surviving spouse benefits claim.
 
Adelaide’s Speaking Engagements include:
  • Assessing the Gap Between Laws Enacted and Practice (Implementation) of Technology Transfer in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Industry – December 2021. Local Content Conference 2021 organized by the Petroleum Commission on the theme Optimising Technology Transfer in Ghana’s Upstream Petroleum Industry.
  • · Law In Crisis Webinar – January 2021. Assessing the Impact Of COVID-19 on the Implementation of the African Continental. Free Trade Agreement: Which Way Forward?
  • · Creating an Enabling Environment for Renewable Energy Development in Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Ghana – October 2020. The Role of the Private Sector/Investors at the 6th Ghana Renewable Energy Fair 2020 which was organized by the Energy Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy.
  • Project Finance and Infrastructural Development- The Legal Angle- December 2019; Speaker Series organized by the Ghana Institution of Engineering.
  • Key trends in procurement and contracts for infrastructure projects: Ghanaian perspective; and Professional Liability in infrastructure projects – WABER Construction Conference, April, 2022.
 
Member of The Ghana Bar Association