Business News of 2014-04-19

More Ghanaian companies join Invest in Africa

Invest in Africa, has announced that leading business law firm, AB & David, is the latest company to join its expanding network of local and international partners.

The announcement follows earlier one in December 2013 that Guinness Ghana Breweries and UT Bank joined Invest in Africa as Local Partners, adding their weight to the involvement of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and Association of Ghana Industries.

Ms Adwoa Agyemang, Account Executive of Gong Communications, an international public relations organisation, made this known in a statement copied to Ghana News Agency on Friday.

It quoted Mr David Ofosu-Dorte, Executive Chairman of AB & David, as saying: We are very excited to be part of the Invest in Africa network in Ghana. Like Invest in Africa, we are committed to helping Ghanaian businesses meet their ambitions to become internationally competitive.

From our West Africa Head Office in Ghana, and with our business law focus, we are also well placed to advise investors who need help navigating market entry issues such as Local Content compliance and UK & US anti-bribery legislation.

Sam Brandful, Invest in Africa Ghana Manager, added: We are delighted to welcome AB & David to Invest in Africas community, which is designed to promote business excellence.

We are dedicated to showcasing the best of Ghana’s local businesses that operate to international levels of best practice; AB & David is the first African law firm to secure the Lexcel quality mark, the recognised international accreditation awarded by the Law Society of England & Wales.

AB & David is a multi-specialist business law firm, commended by its clientele and peers for its great commercial perspective and dedicated service.

The firm is rated as one of the leading law firms in Ghana and has associate law firms in 30 African countries with a very active West Africa cross border practice.

Invest in Africa is a growing group of companies working together to address the cross-sector challenges of doing business in Africa.

The group is focused on supporting local Ghanaian businesses by providing greater access to finance, skills and markets, making it easier for international companies working in Ghana to source locally and at scale.