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"NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona is a popular choice for both local companies and foreign investors: She is very sharp-minded and can bring an international understanding to negotiations."
Chambers Global 2015
NanaAma Botchway is the founder of n. dowuona & company. Her areas of focus are corporate and commercial, property and construction, and energy and infrastructure.
NanaAma has advised on numerous significant investments in Ghana and in other parts of Africa. She advised Kingdom Hotel Investments on their acquisition and development of the USD 100 million multipurpose property development in Ghana from the inception of the project. She is currently advising the Volta Lake Transport Company on its USD 300 million Eastern Corridor Multi-Modal Transport Project. She has advised local and regional developers of other significant real estate projects in Ghana including the first certified green office building in Ghana. She also has experience in advising on a variety of aspects of construction projects including planning, permitting and project finance.
She advised Kingdom Zephyr, a premier pan-African private equity fund manager, as well as the USD 490 million Pan-African Investment Partners II and the USD 120 million Pan-African Investment Partners I funds managed by Kingdom Zephyr, for many years and in various capacities, on numerous operational, fund management, and transactional matters. She recently advised Databank Agrifund Manager on the establishment of its AAF SME Fund. She also advised on aspects of the establishment of Brainworks Capital, a Zimbabwean principal investment firm.
Prior to founding n. dowuona & company, NanaAma practiced with one of the premier Ghanaian law firms, Bentsi-Enchill & Letsa, where she advised on high profile transactions, such as ALCOA’s sale of Valco to the Government of Ghana, a Single Point Mooring BOT project by Trafigura, the acquisition of Ghana Breweries by Guinness Ghana Limited and the negotiation of a mobile telecommunications license by one of the local mobile telecommunications operators.
Before returning to Ghana, NanaAma was an associate in the New York office of the premier international law firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where she worked in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate tax departments. NanaAma also worked as an associate for the leading New York law firm of Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman where she advised businesses in a wide variety of industries from securities firms to e-businesses and luxury apparel retail companies on general corporate matters.
NanaAma practiced as an audit accountant in the New York Office of Deloitte & Touche. As an audit accountant, she acquired excellent insight into financial statement preparation and analysis and financial reporting. She also gained invaluable knowledge about the financial fundamentals of businesses in a wide variety of industries such as publishing, international banking and apparel manufacture and retail.
NanaAma is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School Undergraduate Program, New York University’s Stern School of Business, where she received an MBA in Finance and Accounting and Columbia University School of Law, where she received a JD and was named a James Kent Scholar, the highest honor awarded in recognition of excellent academic performance.
NanaAma is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the International Bar Association and the Ghana Bar Association.