The challenges of the oil and gas industry, as it emerges as a force in the Ghanaian economy, should not be left to the inexperienced. Ntrakwah & Co. acts as legal counsel in oil and gas matters for companies, foreign and domestic, doing business in Ghana in this industry.

The oil and gas industry life-cycle

Ntrakwah & Co. offers legal and business advice on every aspect of the international oil and gas life cycle—exploration, discovery, authorization, development, production, evacuation of production, marketing and sale of production, transportation and abandonment/decommissioning.

Our partners’ experience and training gives the firm fundamental insight into:
• The contract matrix and key agreements in the international oil and gas industry
• The relationship matrix in the international oil and gas industry from a contractual and corporate perspective
• The legal and tax regime of Ghana’s upstream oil and gas Industry
• Corporate Social Responsibility

Speaking the language of Ghanaian oil and gas law

Your success in the Ghanaian oil and gas industry depends on expert legal and business advice—service you can only obtain from a law firm with the inside knowledge and international expertise of Ntrakwah & Co. Trust us for all the following, and more:

  • Registration of companies for operations in both upstream and downstream sectors
  • Drafting and review of agreements such as confidentiality and non-circumvention agreements, Crude Oil sale agreements, Gas sale agreements, overriding royalty interest and net profit interest agreements, Share sale and purchase agreements
  • Compliance with local content laws
  • Labour issues
  • Immigration issues for expatriate staff
  • Collaboration with Investors foreign advisers
  • Review of equipment supply/leasing agreements for aircraft services to the oil industry
  • General corporate litigation and advice
  • Tax advice
  • Review and advice to lenders on security documentation

Corporate Social Responsibility

We also advise investors and host committees regarding their expectations as to corporate social responsibility. This is a key area that some investors downplay, to their detriment.