The Founder and Managing Partner, Cynthia Quarcoo has extensive experience as a Corporate and Finance lawyer in Ghana and the United Kingdom.
Cynthia has over 15 years’ experience representing institutional clients. Cynthia is an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer with finance experience with specialization in the energy, financial and infrastructure sectors.
An economics and business graduate, Cynthia’s early career as an Analyst at PriceWaterHouse Coopers has strengthened her ability to provide clients with commercially sound legal advice.
Some of her past roles include working as a Senior Associate in the Banking and Finance Practice of International law firm, Fasken Martineau LLP in London and as a Consultant Senior Lawyer in the International Finance and Corporate department of Radix Legal & Consulting in London where she provided advise on general debt, project, development and asset finance transactions. Her representative experience includes the provision of project finance structuring advice on a $1.5 million joint venture coal to power infrastructure deal, advising the borrower on a $85 million syndicated loan facility and advising the lead arranger on a $400 million syndicated loan for an energy project and acting as Co-counsel for the Ministry of Finance on the successful 2019 and 2020 $3 billion Government of Ghana Sovereign Bond.
Cynthia has a strong understanding of the African legal and business landscape. including the unique cultural and political challenges across different countries. An expert in advising firms setting up in emerging markets, she has a deep knowledge of international trade and customs law. Her experience ranges from establishing businesses and consultancies, to working with multinational firms conducting cross-border mergers, acquisitions, financing and refinancing. She also specializes in insolvency and corporate restructuring, having advised PwC on the liquidation of Ghana Airways in 2005.
Her achievements include, recognition by Chambers Global and Legal 500 as a leading lawyer within the field of ‘General Business Law (Ghana)’. (2009 – 2012 editions) and recognition as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000. She is a Contributor to the World Bank’s flagship “Doing Business Project” (2007-2017), Investment Guide to Sub-Saharan Africa: ‘What Chinese Investors Need to Know’ 2011 and The International Trade Centre (Joint WTO and UN Agency), Model Contracts for Small Firms: Legal Guidance for Doing International Business 2010.
She holds an LLM in Corporate Commercial Law and is currently undertaking an LLM in Banking and Finance Law. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and Business Law, and is a Barrister of England and Wales, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She is a member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Ghana Bar Association, International Bar Association, Financial Services Lawyers Association (UK), Inter- Pacific Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors. She is currently a board director of CENIT Energy and Ghana India Trade Advisory Chamber.
Leading Lawyer, IFLR 1000; Legal 500
Chambers and Partners Global :
• Cynthia (Jumu) Quarcoo is recognised as “a new figure to the local scene “yet “has been building up a most impressive practice”.
•Very solid on corporate work’ and received further plaudits for her knowledge of local legislation and experience with international clients.
She is currently a board director of CENIT Energy, GUBA Enterprise and Ghana India Trade Advisory Chamber.