Legal Practitioners & Notaries Public

Henry Appiah - Hilaco (Managing Partner):

Barrister-at-Law of Solicitor of the Supreme Court
Qualifying Certificate in Law, Ghana School of Law
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) University of Ghana
Notary Public of the Republic of Ghana


Ghana Bar Association
International Bar Association
World Jurist Association
World Association Of Lawyers

Foreign Affiliate Member:
American Intellectual Property Law Association

Associate Membership:
American Bar Association

Henry Appiah is the Managing Partner of Acquah & co Chambers He started his legal practice at Ghana Legal Aid Board and Hesse and Larsey, a Law firm in Accra, Ghana, with a reputation for commercial and corporate practice, where he advised on complex transactions concerning mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, takeovers, privatizations and initial public offerings and the enforcement of rights under financial agreements. He then moved to Heward-Mills and Co. as a Senior Associate. In the year 2000, he joined Acquah & co Chambers and is currently the Managing Partner.

In the past years he has gained considerable experience ranging from general assignments as a legal advisor for financial institutions on compliance matters to corporate finance and investment promotion issues. Throughout his legal practice he has been actively engaged in commercial litigation arising in the corporate and commercial sectors, such as banking transactions, civil fraud, corporate governance, finance service regulations, mergers and acquisitions, share capital reorganizations and employment law.

As an alternative to drawn - out battle in the courts, Henry also employs alternative dispute resolution along with mediation in his work.

Sylvia Assimeng-Archer (Partner):

Barrister-at-Law & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana
Qualifying Certificate in Law, Ghana School of Law
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) University of Ghana
Member, Ghana Bar Association
Notary Public of the Republic of Ghana
Sylvia has twelve years experience in offering legal support to banking and corporate institutions and in securities and compliance work. She has represented the interests of clients at many regulatory agencies and dispute resolution fora. She has solid reputation for excellent legal research and possesses great attention to detail. She holds the F.K Apaloo / Ghana School of Law Award for Best Student in Company Law & Practice.

Sylvia started her legal practice as a Junior Counsel in the law firm of Heward-Mills and Co. She then joined Laryea Laryea and Co. PC as an associate Barriester and Solicitor, where she worked directly with the principal of the firm to advise a client base made up of local and foreign business concerns in the petroluem, banking, finance, mining, manufacturing, trading and real estates industries. She further represented corporate and individuals clients in land and commerical litigation in the Superior Courts of Ghana and advised expatriate clients on Ghanaian immigration Laws and represented them if necessary at immigration hearings to enable them obtain residence and work permits.

She then joined UniBank (Ghana) Limited, a financial institution in Ghana where she is the Company Secretary and Head of the Legal Department. Sylvia is currently pursuing a Master of Laws programme in Oil and Gas at the University of Ghana.
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