Based on our many years of experience, particularly in the areas of commercial and corporate law as well as dispute resolution, we will be happy to assist you with your concerns in Ghana and, together with our team in Accra, will be personally available to advise you at any time.

Our legal services in Ghana

Ghana has thirty years of political stability and has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world in recent years. There are attractive business opportunities for German companies, as products and know-how from Germany are highly valued by Ghanaians. If you are thinking about investing in Ghana, you should have a competent and efficient partner for legal matters at your side. Because not only culturally, but also in terms of the legal framework, Germany and Ghana often differ considerably. With our law firm based in the capital of Ghana (Accra), whose lawyers have profound knowledge of the legal framework for investments in Ghana, you can implement your projects with legal certainty. Our experience ranges from investment opportunity reports and project due diligence to company formations in Ghana and legal support for complex construction or infrastructure projects.

Especially in the area of international contracts, it is important to clarify in advance which law should apply to the parties involved. We assist you in drafting and negotiating contracts and are also highly qualified experts in the field of conflict resolution (arbitration and litigation).

Advice on International Contracts in Ghana: Flexible Online and On-Site

Especially in cross-border negotiations, international contracts and project management, it is important to be able to act and react quickly, to identify problems and to solve them in advance. As a law firm with many years of experience with international projects, we are not only always able to discuss the current status of your projects with you via video conferencing, we also maintain our own office in Accra. There you will be attended to by our competent local lawyer at all times. In addition, we are regularly on site in Ghana ourselves and are in constant contact with the organisations important to our clients, such as the embassy and the chamber of foreign trade.

With our expertise as legal advisors for international contracts and international projects, we see ourselves as partners who can help you in the long term with questions relating to the legal situation of your contracts and projects.

Support for projects on site

If a new project or investment is to be carried out in Ghana, the local legal framework must be clear in advance. This is the only way to ensure that the project contracts of our German and European clients are legally sound. Discuss your project with us. Together with you, we will draft the project contracts in such a way that the issues important to you are suitably covered.

We are also happy to assist you with other contractual arrangements required in the context of an investment in Ghana, such as joint venture agreements or EPC agreements. In this context, we represent you comprehensively internationally and, if required, locally at our headquarters in Accra , Ghana.

All lawyers in our team have international legal experience, having lived and worked abroad or having received legal training there.

Conflict resolution – Get help quickly and easily

Careful preparation of projects and contracts cannot always prevent conflicts from arising. Here too, we naturally stand by your side in Ghana and take over your representation in court or arbitration. We always try to find a constructive solution and represent your interests vis-à-vis the other side and try to avoid court proceedings. However, should it come to that, we will represent you competently and personally also before a court in Ghana. In cases of international arbitration we have profound and long-standing experience. In the context of arbitration, we constantly accompany proceedings under international (e.g. ICC) and local arbitration rules (e.g. DIS) as well as specifically for investment disputes (ICSID).

International investments with legal due diligence

International investments often involve large sums of money. With our law firm, you conduct your legal due diligence and uncover risk factors for your investment, thus avoiding surprises. We also assist you in the area of M&A, i.e. mergers and acquisitions, and ensure that your interests are legally protected.

Your own location: Setting up a company in Ghana

International contractual relationships and projects in Ghana are often the first steps towards having your own location or company in the country. If you are exploring a company formation in Ghana, we check the legal conditions for you and place your formation on a strong foundation. Legal uncertainties are identified in advance and eliminated as far as possible. We have already set up the right company in various industries and for various projects. Whether a production site is needed for the permanent creation of value on site, a project company is required for the implementation of a project or a special purpose vehicle or special purpose company is to be set up for an investment, we are your legal advisors.


As a law firm, we work predominantly in international commercial law, which also includes the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts. Our lawyers are not only admitted in Germany, but also in Ghana, among other countries. We can represent you directly on site without the intervention of foreign lawyers and can also conduct proceedings in the local language.
In addition to the possibility of video conferences on international contracts, we are equipped with our own office on site in Accra and are of course prepared to accompany you personally on site for important appointments. We represent you directly!
As a highly specialised law firm, we see ourselves as long-term partners for our clients. We are happy to be at your side from the beginning and bring your project to completion together with you. We have experience in all project stages, from tendering and contract negotiation to execution and service.


Founding Partner
Drawing from over a decade of experience being based in the GCC, Oliver Alexander specializes in advising clients from Germany and Europe on their business activities in the GCC, with specific focus on commercial law, international and commercial arbitration, as well as dispute resolution in the construction sector. Further he is one of the first movers into the Sub Saharan African legal market by forging a close cooperation with a law firm in Accra, Ghana.
Andreas Scherdel advises on project contracts, corporate law, commercial contracts and claims and risk management as well as accounting and tax aspects with particular focus on the construction, infrastructure and energy industries.
Tariere Richards is a lawyer from Nigeria. She studied law in Nigeria and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar Association as a licensed lawyer in 2014. She obtained her LL.M. (Master of Law) in European and International Law focusing on International Trade and Investment Law and International Dispute Resolution from the Europa-Institut, Saarland University, Germany.
Dr. Richard Wichmann is a lawyer, certified mediator and has been working in the real estate industry since 2005. Since 2017, he has been advising national and international clients in the fields of energy and infrastructure in private and public commercial law.
Of Counsel
Marie Badiane is a French attorney assisting small and mid-cap companies with a focus on energy and technology-driven innovation.
Of Counsel
Pauline Coune is a French attorney dedicated to projects in Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa.
Of Counsel
Philippe de Richoufftz is a French attorney with 15 years of experience in infrastructure projects in North and West Africa.
Of Counsel
Jan Harder is specialized in international business ventures, mergers & acquisitions, and infrastructure projects with a focus on mobility and project/export finance as well as strategic legal advice and interim management.
Of Counsel
Fallou Mbodji is Of Counsel of Alexander & Partner with substantial experience in international projects in Africa and OHADA Law.
Of Counsel
Cephas Tettey Omenyo is a lawyer from Ghana. He obtained his LL.B. from the University of London in 2014 and was admitted to the Ghana Bar Association in 2016. In addition to his legal training, he holds a BA. in Economics from the University of Ghana. His professional experience covers corporate law, civil litigation and taxation.