Team of Ghanaian lawyers launch into Paris practice

Team of Ghanaian lawyers launch into Paris practice

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A team of Ghanaian female lawyers have launched law firm Lem&Co in Paris, the French capital. 

The firm is led by Founding Partner Laurence Elong Mbassi, Senior Associate Rosemary Owusu, Associate Miriam Afenyo, and Administrator Officer Maxwell Akpalu. 

Launched specifically in March, Lem&Co says its relocation to France is to enable the firm get closer to European and international clients. 

“After starting the tax and legal services department six years ago in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, the Lem&Co team has taken the strategic decision to deploy its activities from Paris, in order to be closer to our European and international clients, while continuing to serve our Africa-based clients with the same care and proximity as always,” adding “with our team of internationally trained lawyers and our experience in West and Central Africa, we position ourselves as a bridge between Europe and Africa,” Managing Partner of the firm, Laurence Elong Mbassi commented.

The firm’s practice areas are focused on corporate and M&A; strategic judicial and tax advisory; auditing, arbitration, and tax litigation.

The three lawyers spent the past few years working together at GFA Consulting, a fundraising advisory and business support company in Accra, and law firm Ntrakwah & Co. 

Elong Mbassi was an associate with Baker McKenzie in France, then spent almost five years as a tax lawyer with EY, before returning to private practice and then joining GFA.

Rosemary Owusu previously worked for Ghanaian firm Sam Okudzeto & Associates and as an adjudicator for the United Kingdom’s Financial Ombudsman Service.

Prior to working as a tax lawyer with GFA Consulting Ltd, Miriam Afenyo worked as a legal intern with the Judicial Service of Ghana and National Service at the Legal Aid Commission.