Amanda Akuokor Clinton, Esq. LL.B, M.Sc, BVC, Gh. Bar
Amanda is the Founding Partner of Clinton Consultancy and a dynamic lawyer who was called to the Bar in England and Wales thirteen years ago and the Ghanaian Bar ten years ago. Amanda is a litigation expert with extensive corporate law experience in the U.K and Ghana. As one of the most recognised commercial lawyers in Ghana, she is regularly instructed by international clients who require bespoke, timely and accurate Due Diligence Reports as well as Legal Opinions: corporate, banking, telecommunications, property & construction and energy & infrastructure.
Amanda is also a Legal Compliance Consultant who researches, plans, implements and monitors a broad portfolio of compliance systems and initiatives to enable organizational compliance with all applicable Central, State and local regulations/laws. She consults for Risk Analysis programs across various countries.
Her portfolio of work includes foreign Company Incorporations in Africa, obtaining of licenses under various statutes, Support on compliance of various laws by proper check lists/ declaration, Interaction with Governments/ Institutions/Vendors etc.,
Recent her high profile cases include representing Ghana Football Association as they made formal responses to the Government of Ghana and FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland and representing different international corporate clients who invested in Ghana’s largest ponzi scheme to date (Menzgold).
She regularly represents international clients in commercial matters and arbitration proceedings and her background includes legal, policy, drafting, regulatory and advocacy work. Amanda also holds an M.Sc in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
Having trained as a pupil Barrister at the highly respected Pump Court Chambers in London under the training of Oba Nsugbe Q.C SAN, Amanda went on to additionally qualify at the Ghanaian Bar. Subsequently Amanda spent 3½ year as a State Attorney at the Attorney General’s Department in Ghana, where she carried out a variety of work in the newly re-established International Team and liaised with government departments on a wide range of civil matters and court cases. Amanda further represented Ghana in China to discuss maritime boundary issues with her international counterparts and contributed significantly to the settlement agreement that was reached with Kosmos in relation to a 2010 oil spill.
Amanda’s strengths include her ability to interact and coordinate with a variety of stakeholders and manage simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment whilst being discreet and professional in every circumstance. She is also analytical and possesses meticulous communication skills. Amanda is very familiar with making board-level presentations on a variety of technical, business, industry and sectoral areas and litigating on behalf of business clients.
Bianca Akweley Clinton Esq. LL.B, Solicitor, Gh. Bar
Bianca is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana (since 2005) and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (since 2009). She brings to the firm a wealth of Legal, Risk and Compliance experience gained from banks in Switzerland and Ghana. In particular Bianca specializes in banking, risk assessment liaising with government departments on behalf of clients and compliance protocol. Bianca recently updated her skills with a distinction certificate in Compliance and Risk from BPP University in London, England.
Bianca advises local and international clients in a number of industries, including legal matters relating to petroleum, commodities, Foreign Exchange (FX), corporate finance, investment protocol, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Oil and Gas, Corporate & Commercial and Corporate Governance as well as negotiating and drafting commercial finance agreements. In addition, Bianca has exceptional knowledge of data processing and information analysis skills with the drive of service, excellence, integrity and understanding of client’s individual needs in order to structure deal on behalf of Clinton Consultancy and our clients.
In a recent banking comparison assessment across Europe, Bianca scored within the top 5% of 1,000 professionals for showing resilience and an exceptional ability to process complex and detailed information.