Esoko

Country  Ghana 
   
Beneficiaries                  Agribusinesses, traders, farmers, suppliers in need of agricultural information, for instance relating to current prices 
   
Project Description  Esoko builds mobile technology that agribusinesses use to increase their supply chain efficiency. It owns and operates an internet and mobile-based information platform and software, for use by farmers, traders, groups and other stakeholders to access information and manage their businesses and customers or clients, and provides services related thereto, including training, best practices, consulting, support and continued development related thereto. https://esoko.com/  
   
Scope of Legal Assistance  Sidley provided advice on establishing reselling partners in multiple countries, data security protection, reviewed shareholders’ agreements and advised on issues relating to intellectual property rights. 
   
Team of Lawyers  Suresh Advani, Patrick Casey, Ken Daly, John Fisher, Christopher Masterson, Jan M. Nicholls, Kristina Nordlander, Anna Remis, Yael Resnick, Jeffrey S. Rothstein

 

“To all the amazing folks at Sidley...

I just wanted to say such a big thank you for the marathon work and amazing service that you've provided to Esoko over the last several months. I really don't know what we would have done without you. I've learned important lessons, and getting it right from the start is a pretty obvious lesson. But your professionalism, insights, guidance, patience, and generosity have really helped this company move to the next stage, and helped us structure ourselves in such a way that we can grow and attract further investments in the right manner.

I would also like to acknowledge the work on our other agreements, such as the non-disclosure agreements, employment contracts and reseller agreements -- it's a large amount of work, fundamental to our business, and will really make a difference to us. 

I hope that one day you would come and see the great work that we're doing, in transforming African agriculture with mobile, and get a chance to go out into the field and speak with farmers who are actually improving their yields and profits from the service that we're providing. 

From everyone at Esoko,

Mark Davies- Chief Executive Officer”

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