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Abla Masoperh is a senior counsel of n. dowuona & company. Her areas of focus are banking and finance and dispute resolution. Prior to joining n. dowuona & company, Abla was Head Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary of Access Bank (Ghana) Limited. While there, she assisted in the initial licensing process of the bank, set up and managed the legal department, and also oversaw the legal aspects of the highly successful merger of Access Bank (Ghana) Limited and Intercontinental Bank Ghana Limited, the first bank merger in the Ghanaian market.
Abla was the legal manager for Meridian Port Services Ltd. (MPS) before joining Access Bank. There she established the legal department, setting up the appropriate procedures for processing claims made by and against MPS, managed all insurance related issues and advised management on all legal matters. In that role Abla gained invaluable knowledge and experience in the shipping and port services industries.
As a Senior Associate at JLD & MB Legal Consultancy, she advised local and international companies such as Diageo as well as banks such as Ghana Commercial Bank and the US Exim Bank. She advised on landmark M&A transactions such as the merger of Ashanti Goldfields and Anglogold, the merger of Guinness Ghana Limited and Ghana Breweries Limited, the merger of Mobil Ghana Limited and Total Ghana Limited and the acquisition of Western Telesystems Limited (the second national telecoms operator in Ghana) by Celtel .V. She also advised Delta Airlines in the establishment of their Ghanaian business.
Earlier in her career, Abla was also an associate with Fugar & Company, where she advised on project financings and joint ventures, and provided legal opinions for both local and international corporate clients on corporate, investment and commercial law. Abla is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, where she received an LLM, and the University of Ghana, where she received an LLB. She is also a product of Wesley Girls High School. Abla has a working knowledge of French.