Alliott Global Alliance (previously ‘Alliott Group’), one of the world’s largest multidisciplinary alliances of professional services firms, has added to its coverage in Africa through the appointment of CQ Legal & Consulting.
CQ Legal & Consulting is a leading national law firm founded in 2013 by Managing Partner Ms. Cynthia Quarcoo and rebranded in 2016. Ms. Quarcoo is a corporate/commercial and finance lawyer, specialising in the energy, financial and infrastructure sectors and she has over 15 years’ experience in representing institutional clients. Prior to her current role as the head of Banking and Finance, Energy/Power and Infrastructure practices at the firm, she served as a Senior Associate in the Banking & Finance practice of international law firm Fasken Martineau in London and as a Consultant Senior Lawyer in the International Finance & Corporate department of Radix (now Asafo & Co, London). She also sits on the boards of CENIT Energy and the Ghana India Trade Advisory Centre.
Ms. Quarcoo and her team have a strong understanding of the African legal and business landscape, including the unique cultural and political challenges across the region’s different countries. The firm’s key areas of expertise relate to advising firms on setting up in emerging markets, using their in-depth knowledge of international trade and customs law. The team’s experience ranges from establishing businesses and consultancies, to working with multinational firms conducting cross-border mergers, acquisitions, financing and refinancing. Ms. Quarcoo specialises in insolvency and corporate restructuring, having advised PwC on the liquidation of Ghana Airways in 2005. She has been recognised in Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Leading Lawyer and IFLR.
Ms. Quarcoo has acted as co-counsel to the Ministry of Finance and has interest in the Ghanaian music industry representing clients such Sarkodie, Samini, Edem, Bisa K’ dei and others. CQ Legal & Consulting view their membership as a platform for future growth, but also a source of education and best practice in future proofing and building a progressive professional services firm.
Ms. Cynthia Quarcoo, comments:
“I am excited about the unique prospects of being a member of this exclusive group of firms with an international outlook and a focus on innovative and client-oriented service delivery. I look forward to benefitting from the wide range of networking opportunities that Alliott Global Alliance offers in the areas of education, information sharing and access to subject matter expertise in new practices. It is also my desire to share my experiences and collaborate with members for our mutual benefit, especially in areas such as best practices in law firm management, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training, project management, technology and information security.”
Alliott Global Alliance COO Giles Brake adds:
“Ghana was identified as a key West African country where we needed to select and appoint a leading and collaborative law firm with a strong international orientation and track record. We have found that firm in CQ Legal & Consulting whose team have significant expertise in providing solutions to local and multinational companies facing complex challenges in Ghana and across Africa. We are proud that CQ Legal & Consulting have chosen Alliott Global Alliance as a key pillar in their regional and international development strategy and extend a very warm welcome to the entire team in Accra.”
Alliott Global Alliance is undergoing fast, organic growth and now has 185 member firms in 225 cities across 80 countries worldwide. The alliance has a presence in the following African countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
About CQ Legal & Consulting:
CQ Legal & Consulting is a boutique law firm and consulting firm based in Accra, Ghana that serves the needs of a broad range of corporate and unincorporated institutions and individuals. We pride ourselves on our excellent personalized service and extensive understanding of the legal systems, cultures, economic and regulatory environment in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa and internationally. Total client satisfaction is always our goal and we see ourselves as partners with our clients in achieving their objectives. CQ Legal & Consulting has recently been recognised by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR 1000) in its 30th edition of 2020/21.
About Alliott Global Alliance:
Founded in 1979, and with 185 member firms in 80 countries Alliott Global Alliance is an award-winning alliance of independent, law, accounting, and specialist advisory firms, working across the world Together as One. Each of our members share a common goal: to learn and share knowledge, resources, and opportunities to make the world smaller and their businesses stronger.
We work with a spirit of generosity and openness — so that together, we can continue to fulfil our ambitions, gain greater experience, and drive mutual success.
Alliott Global Alliance is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in specific countries in Africa, but also in Europe, China, the ASEAN region, Australasia, the Middle East, Central and South America and in North America.