Adelaide Benneh Prempeh
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Adelaide Benneh Prempeh

Founder/ Managing Partner

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 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 both local and international, and international family law matters, which include:

 

  • 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;
  • Acted for an international wholesale food company with affiliates in West Africa in enforcement proceedings which involved an international arbitration award against a Ghanaian company including post award interest and fees.
  • Acted for the Ghanaian subsidiary of a Provider of international health care and pharmaceutical services on a high value contractual dispute with a former employee.
  • Advisory in respect of a secured loan facility transaction against the shareholding of Norwegian Agrarian organisation with a Ghanaian subsidiary;
  • 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;
  • Tender Process and Negotiation for an awarded Project Portfolio regarding Consultants, Procurement, Engineers and Developers in Ghana;
  • 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.
  • International Surrogacy between a foreign commissioning couple and Ghanaian surrogates;
  • Child Abduction and Criminal Investigation in Ghana; and
  • Legal Opinion on Intercountry Adoption.

 

Adelaide’s Speaking Engagements include:

  • 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 – 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.

 

  • IAFL Webinar for Fellows – May 2020.

“Keeping the Administration of Justice going Remotely- Managing the Challenge”.

 

  • International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) – April 2018 Accra- Ghana.

Legislative Reform of Ghana’s Adoption Law”.

 

  • African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA)- October 2018. Lagos-Nigeria.

“Advancing Human Rights of Women and Children for Sustainable Development”.

 

Adelaide is a Legal Consultant to the World Bank Group on Ghana’s investment regime. She is an appointed Tutor at the Ghana School of Law where she teaches Advocacy and Legal Ethics. She serves on the Editorial Committee of the Ghana School of Law Journal. She is the elected Board Chair of the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council and serves as Company Secretary on the Boards of a number of companies operating in Ghana.