Babacar Barry

Babacar Barry has represented clients in numerous commercial transactions and in the commercial and land courts of Ghana. He has experience in corporate and commercial law transactions and litigation though out West Africa, having in the process gained keen commercial awareness in dealing with clients in both the public sector and in private practice in this region of Africa.

Mr Barry's experience includes: advising on financing for infrastructure development projects; advising on Ghanaian Oil & Gas sector licensing and compliance requirements; advising a South African company in the development of proposed electricity generation and water treatment projects in Ghana, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire; advising a Malaysian company on the implementation of a public sector IT project in Republic of Guinea. He is also well versed in debt restructuring and refinancing on behalf of debtor corporations in distress, and has conducted litigation for the recovery of debt and ancillary commercial claims. His experiences also includes: advising clients on various issues connected to shareholders’ rights and obligations, and has worked with mining services and quarrying companies ensuring that they are regulatory compliant including adherence to Ghana EPA standards. His work to date has covered Ghana, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Guinea in the West African sub-region and beyond.

In addition to his work on behalf of private clients, Mr Barry has also worked in public service having served as Legal Counsel & Advisor to the Special Representative of the Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Cote d’Ivoire; Legal Counsel & Advisor to the Special Envoy of the Chairman of the African Union; Legal Counsel & Advisor to the Special Presidential Advisor, Office for Conflict Resolution, Office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria between 2004 and 2007.

Education

Ghana School of Law, 2002
De Montfort University, Leicester 1995 – BA (Hons)

Associations

Member, Ghana Bar Association

Languages

English, French