Kwaku Andoh is a partner at Cohen & Gresser and the head of the firm’s Africa practice. He regularly advises on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, as well as general corporate counseling. Kwaku has substantial experience in deal negotiation and documentation across a broad spectrum of industries, including information technology, biotechnology, consumer products, energy and commodities, and the financial services sector. Kwaku is recognized as one of New York’s Super Lawyers for mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining the firm, Kwaku served as Managing Director & Associate General Counsel of JPMorgan Chase, where he advised on over $10 billion in mergers and acquisitions transactions, investments in FinTech startups, and venture capital transactions for all JPMorgan Chase lines of business worldwide.
Previously, Kwaku practiced with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Fenwick & West LLP in Palo Alto, where he focused primarily on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was Notes Editor for the Stanford Law Review and Associate Managing Editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law. Kwaku has a Master’s Degree in Economics from Boston University and he received his undergraduate degree in Economics, cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Kwaku Andoh is a partner at Cohen & Gresser and the head of the firm’s Africa practice. He regularly advises on domestic and international…
Stanford Law School (J.D., 1992); Boston University (M.A., Economics, 1989); Gustavus Aldophus College (B.A., cum laude, 1986)
New York State
Activities and Affiliations
Board of Trustees, Ascend Public Charter Schools
Advisory Board Member, International Gas Flare Utilization & Monetization Conference 2019
Member, Law360’s Mergers & Acquisitions Editorial Advisory Board
Cohen & Gresser represented Imagine Software, a leading global portfolio risk management technology company, in its sale to Francisco Partners, a global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has announced that it will combine Imagine Software with the recently acquired TradingScreen to form TS Imagine – a new dynamic end-to-end trading and portfolio management software platform that will be one of the most robust SaaS cloud-based software platforms in capital markets and investment management.
The combined company will offer integrated and complete front office solutions, complementary product capabilities, best-in-class technology, global geographic coverage, and deep expertise to investment firms and financial institutions around the world.
The C&G team representing Imagine Software in its sale to Francisco Partners included Lawrence T Gresser
, Kwaku Andoh
, Karen H Bromberg
, Bonnie J Roe
, Nicholas J Kaiser
, Ronald F Wick
, Alexandra K Theobald
, and Drew S Dean
Learn more about the deal in Francisco Partners’ press release
Cohen & Gresser’s Kwaku Andoh
, Adam Bramwell
, and Bonnie J Roe
have been selected to serve on Law360’s
2021 Editorial Advisory Boards in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Government Contracts, and Capital Markets, respectively. As board members, they will offer feedback on Law360
content and provide insights and trends to assist future coverage in their respective practice areas. This marks the third consecutive year that Bonnie and Kwaku have been named board members.
Cohen & Gresser is pleased to announce that 35 of the firm's New York and Washington D.C.based attorneys have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers List across a wide range of practice areas. C&G co-founder Mark S Cohen and partners Jonathan S Abernethy and Daniel H Tabak have also been named to the Super Lawyers list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg has been recognized as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.
Kwaku Andoh is quoted in The Times’ Raconteur regarding the increasingly high-profile role of chief financial officers as dealmakers and salespersons during M&A transactions.
Law360 Editorial Advisory Board members:
Each year, Law360
selects a small group of practitioners from across the country for each of its practice areas and industries to aid in shaping the publication’s editorial content for the following year.
C&G welcomes the attorneys who joined the firm in 2017.
"We’re very fortunate to have added these exceptional lawyers in New York and Paris," said Managing Partner, Lawrence T Gresser. "We look forward to continuing to build our transactional and disputes practices in all of our offices in 2018."
Kwaku Andoh joins the firm's New York office after fourteen years at JPMorgan Chase, where he served as Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, advising on over $10 billion in investments, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital transactions for all JPMorgan Chase lines of business worldwide.
Watch the full recording.
Africa is quickly emerging as a global leader of international sports and media content. Driven by a younger population and the wide-spread adoption of modern technologies, the African sports and entertainment sectors have reached new audiences worldwide. The growing global demand for original African content has opened up new and exciting opportunities for international investors.
On March 30, Cohen & Gresser and Altica Partners hosted an insightful discussion about two of Africa’s fast-growing sectors – Sports and Entertainment. This event was the first in C&G and Altica Partner’s “African Industry Leadership Series,” which partners with African business leaders to provide a closer look at the exciting opportunities for investors in Africa’s emerging markets through the lens of local leaders.
During the discussion, C&G’s Kwaku Andoh
and Dawda Jawara
interviewed Victor Williams, CEO of NBA Africa
and Dayo Ogunyemi, Founder of 234 Media
, about their careers and how their sectors have evolved in recent years. Victor and Dayo shared anecdotes and offer insights into some of the exciting opportunities in Africa.
- Recent trends in the African Sports and Entertainment sectors
- Why the African Sports and Entertainment sectors are attractive to investors
- Unique insight and perspective from industry leaders Victor Williams and Dayo Ogunyemi
Kwaku Andoh participated on the "Law, Industrialization & Technology in Africa" panel at the 16th Annual Columbia University African Economic Forum.
C&G partners Karen H Bromberg, chair of the firm's Privacy and Data security group, and Kwaku Andoh, former Managing Director & Associate General Counsel at JP Morgan Chase whose practice currently focuses on M&A, participated in an interactive CLE webinar on data privacy in M&A transactions.