Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

At CQ Legal, we have a specialist team of Banking, Finance and Capital Markets lawyers that are based in Ghana. With our knowledge and expertise, we are well-positioned to advise 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.


 Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”)

Together with the firm’s ESG practice, we have designed an ESG approach to help our clients navigate these ever-evolving ESG standards and add this value to their companies. ESG is critical in today’s corporate environment. Our firm is committed to helping you not just understand but embrace the growing ESG imperative.

We help ensure effective environmental and social management practices in all our clients’ activities, products and services. We also work with our clients to ensure their investments, financing and projects are reviewed against the applicable requirements.

We help clients by:

  • Conducting environmental legal risk assessments
  • Improve their social well-being and improve their interaction with the broader community
  • Championing sustainable banking principles
  • Conduct sustainable investor due diligence
  • Realize “Net Zero Emissions” goals
  • Build a strong corporate governance structures
  • Approach regulatory issues holistically



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.

About CQ Legal

CQ Legal & Consulting is a law firm based in Accra, Ghana that serves the needs of a broad range of corporate and private clients.

Our team of lawyers are specialists in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets matters in Ghana and can assist both domestic and foreign clients.

We pride ourselves on our excellent service and extensive understanding of the legal systems, cultures, economic and regulatory environment in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa. Total client satisfaction is always our goal and we see ourselves as an extension of our clients, working together to achieve your objectives.

For more information please call +233 (0) 555 526 811 or email

+233 (0) 555 526 811