Interview with Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah, Partner at Ntrakwah & Co


Interview with Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah, Partner at Ntrakwah & Co

GNBCC is pleased to share this article on its premium member, Ntrakwah & Co, based on an interview with Partner, Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah.

Abena Ntrakwah-Mensah is one of the leading corporate lawyers in Ghana, with experience leading some of Ghana’s highest-profile corporate transactions.

Abena is an excellent litigation lawyer with experience in all Ghanaian courts, Abena has drafted various commercial agreements and advised a number of corporate clients in and outside the courtroom.

She has represented clients in a number of arbitration proceedings, and done legal due diligence for several local and international clients. She handles complex legal transactions and has extensive experience as a commercial litigator.

Abena heads the firm’s Corporate, and intellectual Property Department, and manages Corporate Profile Limited and Corporate Law Institute, the firm’s subsidiaries.

Can you tell us about yourself and why you decided to become a lawyer?

Prior to becoming a lawyer, I dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. I did science all the way to O-level. But after O-levels I then decided to become a lawyer and have been practicing for the last 22 years.

I was first called to the bar in England & Wales. Thereafter I returned to Ghana to undertake the Post Call Law course where I qualified as a lawyer in Ghana as well. So, I’m qualified to practice in Ghana and England & Wales.

Aside from being a wife and mother, I enjoy playing golf and listening to all kinds of Christian music.

What is an accomplishment you are most proud of?

I have spent most of my career working on high profile cases that have reached the Supreme Court of Ghana. Some of these cases have also become landmark decisions and are cited even to date.

What should our members know about Ntrakwah & Co.?

Ntrakwah & Co. is a multi-service law firm. We are local – with an international reach meaning that we help foreign corporations navigate local nuances through expert advice that is clear, accurate and solution-focused based on our in-depth knowledge of Ghanaian law. We pride ourselves in being forthright – with integrity and confidentiality being at the forefront of how we engage with clients. Aside from this we’re a close-knit bunch that enjoy working collaboratively to produce solutions.

How has your experience with GNBCC been so far and what do you expect for the future?

Our experience has been great. We have historically had a strong Netherlands client base. Joining the GNBCC was therefore important for us. We cherish our relationship with GNBCC. We will continue to build our relationship with GNBCC and look forward to any future events it will hold for members.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article. Click here for more information about Ntrakwah & Co. and catch up with Abena during GNBCC’s member cocktails.

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