about us

who we are

We are all about Team work, Trust, Integrity and Results

01. Strategic

We pride ourselves as strategists. In dealing with clients’ interest, our approach is to formulate short to long term strategies that enable clients to achieve their goals.

02. Professional

To us, integrity is what sustains a business. We train our staff, not only on expertise and efficacy, but to be dynamic, respectful and ethical in offering professional service in a responsive manner to our clients.

03. Experts

Our lawyers operate in a dynamic environment, where each is encouraged to specialise in particular areas and they bring their diverse talents and expertise together to offer effective solutions to our clients.

Our Story

Serving our clients is our purpose of being in business.

Our Story

ALA is a full service, corporate law firm based in Accra, Ghana, established in 2015 by Nana Adjoa Hackman and Gabby Otchere-Darko. We are a Ghanaian law firm with a Pan-African vision. Our team of experienced lawyers, including partners, service mainly business clients from across Africa and beyond. Our lawyers are qualified to practice in Ghana and England & Wales, which, combined with our regional knowledge of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and our membership of the Commonwealth Legal Network, enables us to provide integrated Ghanaian and international legal solutions for our clients. We have market-leading capabilities in a number of sectors and this indepth knowledge and experience ensure that we are well equipped to navigate complex transactions and projects with the ultimate goal of delivering optimal value to our clients.

Our mission

Our mission is to deliver successful solutions for our clients and to do so expeditiously with integrity and diligence, for our clients to trust us as worthy partners in achieving their goals.

Practice Areas

Our Expertise

Banking & Finance

We provide proficient and practical legal advice to all types of clients looking for commercially viable solutions to their financial needs.


We advise clients on all aspects of mining transactions. Our mining team leverages its knowledge of the mining laws of the Republic of Ghana and its experience over the years to advise clients.

Oil & Gas

We play a market-leading role in the energy and oil & gas space in Ghana, possessing revolutionary expertise in all related matters.

Land Law, Conveyancing & Construction

Our real estate team advises on the full breadth of property transactions, covering commercial, industrial, and residential property leasing and sales, as well as the range of mortgage financing options which are best suited for each transaction.

Debt Restructuring & Debt Recovery

We provide debt recovery services to individuals and businesses. We apply our expertise at each phase to ensure that we maximise our client’s successful recovery rate.

Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our dispute resolution team operate on the principle of reaching rapid and lasting results. We believe in settling litigation matters as efficiently and as fast as possible, to minimise the pressure placed on our clients.

Foreign Direct Investment

We assist clients from all over the world who wish to establish industries or businesses in Ghana. Our team has acted on behalf of some of the world’s leading companies.

Intellectual Property

We advise on all aspects of the creation, exploitation, and enforcement of IP rights with the primary goal of managing and alleviating risk in order to maximise the return from IP assets for the benefit of our clients.

Company Secretarial Services

Whether as a new entity or an existing player in the market, our company secretarial team takes full care of our clients’ corporate governance matters.

Proven Success

ALA is unique in Ghana because in addition to providing excellent legal services, our lawyers have diverse multi-disciplinary expertise in business, political risk analysis, public policy, strategy, communications, including crisis management and, an extensive understanding of the political economy and investor opportunities in Africa.


Client Satisfaction*

*based on internal client satisfaction surveys

Africa Legal Associates is a Partnership registered in Ghana under the Incorporated Private Partnerships Act, 1962 (Act 152)
The firm is authorised and regulated by the General Legal Council