Ekua Hayfron-Benjamin

Senior Partner
BIOGRAPHY

Praised for her sharp mind and active desire to understand business, Ekua is an outstanding lawyer who has extensive experience in project finance transactions, banking, power, and natural resources law. She has worked on matters pertaining to sports law and real estate law.

Advising clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, she regularly provides legal support to mining companies and other entities on their operations and transactions. Ekua is well versed in a range of corporate and financing transactions, and has done exemplary work in advising banks on complex operational and finance issues.

In her roles, Ekua has provided strategic and practical advice to major consumers of power in relation to their power purchase and transmission agreements, and recently advised a major African bank in their financing of a Ghana power producer.

She played a major role in advising Kosmos Energy’s lenders on Ghanaian law in relation to the financing of the Jubilee Oil Field. She also advised a major international bank on financing the construction and development of a seawater desalination plant in Accra. 

After spending four years in private practice in Trinidad and Tobago, Ekua joined Reindorf Chambers in 1993 as a partner. She participated in numerous projects involving equity and loan investment transactions in, inter alia, the banking, energy, and mining sectors. She regularly supervised the conduct of legal due diligence exercises and the preparation of due diligence reports. 

Ekua’s dedication to success has been recognised by the IFLR1000, Legal500, and Chambers Global. Over the years, she has held various non-executive management or supervisory board positions in listed companies and in non-profit organisations.

QUOTE

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

SPECIALISATIONS
  • Project Finance
  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate and Commercial
EDUCATION
  • Ghana School of Law, Professional Qualifying Certificate, 1992
  • Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad & Tobago, Certificate of Legal Education, 1986
  • University of London, LL.B, 1984
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Ghana, 1992
  • Trinidad and Tobago, 1986
MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONS
  • Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art, Member of the Board
  • Sub Saharan Opportunity Fund, Member of the Ghana Advisory Board
  • Ghana Bar Association, Member