David Ofosu-Dorte



Practice Areas

Projects, PPPs, Construction, Energy, Procurement, Banking & Finance

David Ofosu-Dorte has worked in both the public and private sector for a period  spanning over twenty-five (25) years. He has immense transaction experience and led several assignments. David is experienced in handling high-end projects and financings. Sources describe him as a pioneering lawyer in the field of public-private partnerships, and say: "He is business-oriented and has a practical vision, and he knows everyone."(Chambers Global 2012) and regarded as one of, if not the top project lawyer (IFLR1000, 2013).

Awards & Recognitions

  • Who’s Who legal: Procurement,
  • Who's Who legal: Energy & Infrastructure
  • Legal 500: Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers Global: Corporate & Commercial 
  • Chambers Global: Procurement and PPPs

Key Transactions David has led include

  • Lead transcation advisor for the selection of a strategic investor for the development and upgrade of the Tema PSC shipyard
  • Development of regulatory and institutional framework for the first ever Public Private Partnerships Law for Ghana
  • Lead advisory role: Office Complex for Enterprise Group
  • Advisory role $ 700m Water sector PPP project
  • Lead role on negotiation and legal work on Ghana’s US$547 million Millennium Challenge Compact.
  • Leas role on the largest Sea Defence Project in Ghana (Keta)
  • Lead role – reform of land use law in Ghana
  • Counsel to Government on international ICC construction arbitration
  • Lead role - Procurement and concessions reform for the government of Liberia
  • Lead role for the development of PPP option for the development of a Diagnostic Centre, Ghana
  • Lead role – development of a concession framework for the development and operation of railways
  • Advisory role to government on power sector reform.

Papers & Presentation

  • International Construction Disputes in Ghana, 2013- Construction & Infrastructure Disputes(Global Law & Business Research)
  • Using PPPs to Bridge Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit – Emerging Legal and Institutional Issues (Africa Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA), March, 2010)
  • A chapter on Ghana’s Procurement Rules – Getting The Deal Through – Procurement
  • A chapter on Ghana’s Construction Rules – Getting The Deal Through - Construction
  • Fast-Tracking The Procurement Of Infrastructure Projects In Africa – The Case for Ghana’s Railway: address to the International Bar Association, Auckland – New Zealand, 2004

Education/ Bar Membership

  • Masters in Public Administration
  • Barrister-at-Law
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK
  • Member, International Bar Association, Ghana Bar Association and American Bar Association