Projects Group

The Group advises sponsors, governments, construction companies and lenders on projects and project financings across energy, infrastructure, mining and telecoms throughout West Africa.

We provide our clients with a totally integrated service on all aspects of project work, drawing on Clinton Consultancy’s specialist skills in all relevant areas of law.

Our lawyers win praise for their technical ability as well as their commercial approach and can provide a comprehensive service, including advising on joint ventures, project structures, conducting legal due diligence, risk allocation and reviewing the “bankability” of project agreements, financing arrangements (Bank and bond) and relevant security packages and considerations across Africa.

Specific Projects

  • Invited by the World Bank to participate in a number of projects
  • Advised one of the leading construction firms in the USA
  • Advised for the re-structuring of legal and financial arrangements
  • Advised project sponsors to construct, operate and finance project in Ghana
  • Advised one of the biggest oil services companies at the Takoradi Harbour
  • Advised African Finance Corporation, in connection with a gas project
  • Advised in respect of a project to supply electrical energy
  • In-depth Litigation and Arbitration experience

Litigation & Legal Projects

We are focused on delivering effective solutions to our customers, whether they have a complex regulatory or court matter requiring a litigator’s involvement from the outset, a portfolio of litigation requiring a discrete project team, or an employment, IP, property or other commercial matter. Having carefully scoped and understood the requirement we put together the right team at the right price to solve it.

Assembling the right team for the requirement is one of our core competencies. From the outset, our teams, centered on leading Barristers, combine the appropriately experienced lawyer(s) with, where necessary, a support team to help deliver the desired outcome. We make sure that barristers, solicitors and other professional staff, supported by our project and client managers, are combined to support the customer and strike the right balance between expertise, efficiency and cost.

By adopting this approach we are able to offer fixed pricing on every matter, including litigation. Although we do work on hourly rates where customers require it we prefer fixed pricing. We believe fixed pricing drives the right collaborative behaviors and, rightly, switches the emphasis from inputs, such as time spent and overheads, to outputs and value. Our model avoids bill-shock and puts the customer at the center of the process.

Clinton Consultancy is committed to delivering an efficient and cost effective “one stop shop” for business customers through our barrister led model.

Head of the Projects Group

Amanda Clinton

Partner

Ghana (Head Office)

Amanda is Head of the Projects Group. She works on all aspects of the development, acquisition, disposal and funding of energy and infrastructure assets.

Amanda also has extensive litigation experience having worked at the Attorney General’s department in Ghana for a number of years. Her Litigation and Dispute Resolution experience in Ghana includes: Preliminaries, Before Commencing Proceedings, Commencing Proceedings, Defending a Claim, Joinder & Consolidation, Duties and Powers of the Court (Opinions); Disclosure; Evidence; Judgments and Orders; Settlement; Preliminaries; Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Amanda advises all participants in energy and infrastructure transactions, including governments, lenders, developers, contractors and secondary market purchasers, allowing her to quickly promote consensus and agreement based on this broad experience.

Amanda also has a wealth of structured finance experience and is able to draw on this in assisting clients in putting together funding plans.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as a Barrister, England and Wales, 2006

Academic qualifications

Master of Science in African Politics; (SOAS) University of London, United Kingdom, 2003

LL.B Law (Hons), Coventry University, 2002