Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

CQ Legal has a specialist team of lawyers who are experts in the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets (CM) sectors. Our lawyers are experienced in handling high level transactions, advising clients on the best strategy for project financing and cross border investments as well as the structuring of a range of financial deals. 

We have a highly experienced team who regularly handle the financial aspects of transactions across a range of sectors including:

  • Financial services
  • Media
  • Creative industries
  • Power and energy
  • Real estate
  • Retail and hospitality
  • Technology
  • And others

We offer a bespoke service that fits your specific needs. Whether your transactions are large or small, complex or routine, you can expect the same level of service and attention to detail.

Our lawyers will work closely with you to ensure we understand and anticipate your requirements so that we can shape our services around you and your objectives. Our advice is tailored and supported by our extensive knowledge of both the local and wider business environment in which you operate.

We have acted for governments, securities brokerage firms, local and foreign financial institutions, banks, private equity, hedge funds and borrowers in all types of domestic and international finance transactions including:

  • Bilateral facilities
  • Complicated syndicated structured financings
  • Equipment leasing and factoring
  • Electronic banking and highly structured transactions as well as over the counter and exchange-traded derivative products.

Securities/Capital Markets

Our experience in capital markets covers a range of international debt and equity capital market transactions for governments, investment banks, corporate and government entities.

From initial Public Offerings, Sustainability Bonds (Green Bonds and Social bonds), Sustainability Linked Bonds, Eurobonds and medium-term notes programs to securitizations and structured products. We can also help clients to restructure existing financial commitments.

Additionally, we have experience of advising on the regulatory framework and any issues or disputes that may arise, as well as a deep knowledge of the different industries and markets we advise in.

Trade Finance

Our significant trade finance experience ranges from working on transactions and a variety of instruments ranging from letters of credit, standby credit, bonds, guarantees, to structured financing transactions involving secured syndicated facilities and export and sale of commodities.


Our experience in funds covers all aspects of fund formation, structuring and management. Our focus is on alternative investment funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign investment vehicles, infrastructure and other investment funds.

Project Finance

We are also highly experienced in the field of project finance, public or private partnerships and infrastructure finance which stems from our knowledge of representing sponsors, lenders and borrowers in the exploration of renewable energy and the roads/railway sectors across Africa.

Representative Clients

  • Government of Ghana (Ministry of Finance)
  • Africa Finance Corporation
  • CMS Cameron
  • FBN Bank
  • JetStream Ltd
  • MFS Ghana Ltd
  • Yellow Card Ghana Ltd
  • Yancy Capital Ltd
  • Cheki Ghana Ltd


IFLR 1000 

  • Capital Markets: Debt (Tier 3) – June 2021
  • Banking (Other Notable) – May 2021
  • M&A (Other Notable) – August 2021
  • Capital Markets: Debt (Other Notable) – June 2020
  • Banking (Other Notable) : 32nd Edition IFLR1000 2022 Ranking 

The African Legal Awards

Shortlist – Capital Markets Team of The Year – September 2021


32nd Edition IFLR 1000 Ranking : Banking

• “Effective client management to understand the client’s needs and excellent work” IFLR1000 


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