Afua Adubea Koranteng is a corporate lawyer with expertise in corporate law, energy, telecom infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance and company secretarial services. Afua helps guide her clients through complex matters, developing innovative and bespoke solutions to help meet their objectives. She is a seasoned corporate lawyer with in-depth knowledge in navigating regulatory affairs in Ghana.
In 2021, she led the firm in advising the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ghana on its successful Zero Coupon $3 billion Sovereign Bond. She leads the firm’s provision of advice to the Government of Ghana on its energy sector recovery programme, including engaging with numerous Independent Power Producers and Gas Suppliers in Ghana. This has involved the review of over 35 Power Purchase Agreements in Ghana made up of renewable energy plants and thermal energy plants. Afua currently advises the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund on its refinancing of certain infrastructure projects.
Prior to co-founding Koranteng & Koranteng, Afua was a Partner at CQ Legal & Consulting, a leading corporate/commercial law firm in Ghana. While at CQ Legal, she acted as joint local counsel on transactions such as the 2019 $3 billion Sovereign Bond and the 2020 $3 billion Sovereign Bond of the Government of Ghana. She also advised a consortium of investors on the construction of a railway for the Ghana Railway.
Afua served as Head of Legal and Company Secretary for ATC Ghana, a telecom infrastructure company and a subsidiary of the NYSE listed American Tower Corporation for 7 years from 2010 to 2017. She was responsible for all commercial negotiations for the Company in Ghana and was lead counsel for ATC’s $420m acquisition of MTN Ghana’s tower infrastructure.
Afua has also worked with two of the leading law firms in Ghana, JLD & MB and Sey & Co where she garnered extensive experience in major international commercial transactions and accredited expertise in stock markets. She has advised on various high-profile transactions, notable among them are the listings of Golden Star Resources and Tullow Oil on the Ghana Stock Exchange, the successful merger of Total Oil Ghana and Mobil Oil Ghana Limited, Celtel B. V’s successful acquisition of Western Tele Systems and its later transition to Zain Ghana Limited which is now Airtel Ghana. She was part of the Lead Legal Advisors, who successfully renegotiated and implemented the $500million Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact with the Governments of Ghana and USA in 2006.
Afua has successfully managed all aspects of corporate governance associated with start-ups and established companies. She successfully advised Delta Airlines of the United States on their startup operations in Ghana and on the $750 million Government of Ghana Bond in 2007, the 2019.
She serves on the Board of OMNIBSIC Bank in Ghana.
She is an experienced Facilitator, delivering high profile training on various corporate policies including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Anti-Bribery Act, Technology Transfer Agreements and other customized programs.
She was called to the Bar of England and Wales at the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and subsequently to the Ghana Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor. She holds an LLB degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom, a Master of Laws LLM in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick in England with a thesis on “Stock Market Development in Africa: A Perspective from Ghana and South Africa” and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade Law and Corporate Law from the BPP Law School in London.
She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the English and Welsh Bar and the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. She is a member of the Institute of Directors, Ghana.