1 Attorneys in Ghana PLEASE NOTE: All attorneys who appear in the following list are English-speaking. The American Embassy in assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear here. The names are arranged in alphabetical order. GREATER ACCRA REGION 1) AGYEMAN, AGYEMAN & ADIYIA Attorneys at Law Kojo O. Agyeman, Managing Partner Kwame O. Agyeman, Financial Partner Fred Y. Adiyia, Founding Partner Address: P.O. Box Location: Planet House, 8 Third Ringway,. USA Contact: 8400 Lindberg Blvd. Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA Tel: (215) Fax: (215) Areas of Practice: International trade law, immigration, employment law, general civil litigation, insurance defense, customary law, estate planning, trust account management, medical malpractice, product liability, workers; compensation, toxic tort, commercial contracts, environmental law, arbitration and mediation. 2) AKUFO-ADDO, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co. P.O. Box 207, Tel: / Fax: / Located at 67 Kojo Thompson Road, Adabraka,. Born March 29, 1944 Lancing College, Sussex, England; B.Sc. (Econ.)University of Ghana. Member of the Middle Temple, Inns of Court, London. Senior partner of leading Ghanaian firm, Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co. Called to the English Bar in 1971 and Ghana Bar in Former associate counsel of U.S. law firm Coudert Brothers at its Paris office Extensive experience in corporate, constitutional, mining, intellectual property and investment law. Fluent in French and English.
2 3) ANKAMAH, Kwabena Attefuah & Notary Public P.O. Box North Located at 35, Ring Road Central, Amadeus Building,. Tel: / Fax: Born September 4, 1955 LL.B. (Hons.), University of Ghana. Languages: English, Twi, German Member of the International Bar Association and the Commonwealth Bar Association. Extensive experience handling both governmental and private agencies in country and outside, particularly U.S. firms. Firm specializes in corporate, investment, international trade and business law as well as mining, real estate, insurance and taxation law. 4) APPIAH-KUMI, Bright Edward Tesano Chambers P.O. Box 3083, Located at #18 Fourth Road (off Abeka Main Road), Tesano,. Tel: Born July 22, LL.B. (Hons.) Law; Faculty of Law, University of Ghana. Twenty years of practice with specialization in corporate, investment, commercial, criminal, property and real estate, narcotics cases, estate cases, trade disputes and collection cases. 5) ASANTE, Dr. Samuel K.B. and Legal Consultant S.K.B. Asante & Associates P.O. Box 0600 Osu Located at 1st Floor, Swanzy Arcade, Former Kingsway Building, Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Adabraka,. Tel:
3 Fax: LL.B. (Hons.) University of Nottingham, England; JSD, Yale University Law School. Member, the International Bar Association, International Law Association, American Foreign Law Association, American Society of International Law, the Commonwealth Bar Association and the Ghana Bar Association. Dr. Asante s work spans a period of over thirty-five year. He has been Solicitor-General and Deputy Attorney-General of Ghana ( ). He was an attorney in the legal department of the World Bank ( ); Chief Legal Adviser and later director of the United Nations Center on Transitional Corporations, New York ( ). His last assignment at the United Nations was director in charge of the division of Natural Resources, energy He is currently chairman of the Public Utilities Regulatory commission, and chairman of the newly-created Ghana Arbitration Center. He has extensive experience in handling both governmental and private agencies in Ghana and the United States. He and his firm, S.K.B. Asante & Associates, specialize in corporate and investment law, international business transaction, comparative law, international commercial arbitration, development law and human rights. 6) ATTUAH, Addo and Notary Public Addo Atuah & Co. P.O. Box Osu Located at Tesano Chambers, Essie Lodge, opposite Elf Head Office, Kojo Thompson Road,. Tel: Fax: LL.B., Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon; Ghana Police Service; National Service; Formal Police Officers Training. Appointed as Office Assistant, superintendent of Police, Ghana, in 1978; joined Armed Forces Staff College Junior Division in Subsequently held various positions in Ghana Police Service including aide to Commander of Police District, the Police Prosecutor and finally Chief of Interpol (Ghana). Joined private law firm of Appiah-Kumi & Addo Atuah in 1986 as legal practitioner, notary public and legal investigator.
4 7) AWOONOR, Ekow N. P.O. Box C2629 Tel: Fax: Located at Pegasus House, 47 Independence Ave., LL.B., University of Ghana, Legon; Masters of Law degree from Temple School of Law, Philadelphia, PA. Member of the Ghana Bar Association. Mr. Awoonor is a principal in the Awoonor Law Consultancy. He has conducted several financial seminars in collaboration with Databank Financial Services Limited, an investment brokerage firm on such topics as stock exchange listing, venture capital, finance leasing and portfolio management. Also served as co-legal counsel when the first Government of Ghana-owned bank, Social Security Bank, was privatized and its shares listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. Recently appointed by UNIDO Ghana to advise on the implications of GATT for developing economies in the West Africa Sub-Region. Serves as a director on the Board of Social Security Bank Limited. A few of the firm's clients include Societe Générale, Paris; Union Bank of Switzerland; United Nations Development Program, Ghana; UNIDO, Ghana; Ghana Australia Goldfields Limited; and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation. Areas of practice include corporate law, tax law, corporate finance and securities, conflict resolution, human resources and construction. 8) AYENSU, Kathleen Q. and Legal Consultant P.O Box AC229 Located at No. 9 Amanfro Street, Ablenkpe,. Tel: Fax: / Born January 27, LL.B (HONS), University of Ghana, Legon; University of London; M.A., George Washington University, USA. Languages: English, French, Ga, Twi. Has had extensive experience in giving counsel to governmental as well as private agencies both in Ghana and outside. Specializes in business & investment law, intellectual property law, real estate law, immigration, public and private international law, marine & maritime law, natural resources & employment law, wills & trust. Provides counseling on avoiding litigation & orientation for foreign investors.
5 9) BANNERMAN-RICHTER, Anna P.O. Box M219 Tel: B.Sc., University of Maryland; LL.B, University of California, Berkeley (1987); MBA, University of California, Berkeley (1989). Member, Ghana Bar Association; Member, California State Bar; American Inns of Court; Federal Courts of the United States of America. General business matters: small to medium size business development and preparation of business plans and company launching. Counsel for municipal project financing, debt offering. Major projects include educational, healthcare, research, pollution control and sewerage facilities. Major clients have included the Government of Japan, State of California. 10) BENTSI-ENCHILL, Kojo P.O. Box 1632 Located at Teachers Hall, 3rd Floor,. Tel: /229396/ res. Fax: Born Cape Coast, Ghana, April 3, University of Ghana, Legon (B.A. Political Science 1971; LL.B. 1973); Ghana School of Law (QCL 1975); Magdalene College, Cambridge, post-graduate research on Mining Concessions Law; J. Donaldson Bye-Fellow , Associate, Sherman and Sterling, New York, Member, Ghana Bar Association. Partner, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa and Mate. Admitted Assistant Program Officer, International Human Rights, Ford Foundation, New York City, Foreign Languages: English, French, Fanti and Ga. Specialization in corporate, banking and finance, investment, commercial and business, property and conveyance, natural resources, mining, labor, insurance, immigration, entertainment, shipping, aviation, taxation, information technology, intellectual property, environment, litigation, collections and trade dispute resolution, and constitutional law.
6 11) BOAFO, William Ofori and Notary Public Onimpa Akuoko and Co. P.O. Box 197 Tel: Fax: Born December 30, LL.B. (Hons.), University of Ghana, Legon; Practical Certificate in Law, Ghana School of Law. Twenty-five years of experience as a lawyer. Areas of specialization: corporate law and investments, labor and employment, real estate/conveyancing, commerce/debt collection and taxation. 12) DARKO, Joyce Louisa and Legal Consultant J.L. Darko Legal Consultancy P.O. Box 178. Located at House No.865A/3 Kanda Highway, North Ridge,. Tel: , Fax: Born November 5, 1956,, Ghana Kent College School for Girls, Kent, England; The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London; LL.B (Hons.) BL., The School of Law, Chancery Lane. Member of Lincoln's Inn Court; called to English Bar 1978, called to Ghana Bar with special mention in Legal Officer General Medical Council, U.K.; Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Co., London. Called to Ghanaian Bar 1980 with special mention. Principal Consultant of jld Legal Consultancy Services, specializing in dispute and arbitration. Responsible for the implementation and operation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana Mediation/Conciliation Unit, launched in June, Other areas of expertise include corporate, investment and commercial law; mining, property and real estate; construction, building and engineering contracts, dispute and arbitration; nationality, citizenship and private international law. Advice and assistance for investment and trade with Ghana, Benin and Côte d'ivoire.
7 13) FRANCOIS, GEORGETTE Legal consultant. P.O. Box C486 Cantonments -Ghana Located at No.106 Kwame Nkrumah Avenue Tel: , ; Mobile: Fax: ) GHARTEY & GHARTEY Barristers and solicitors Joe and Efua Ghartey P.O.Box OS 1003 Osu- Located at Hse No F334/4, Dadebu Rd. Nyaniba Estates, Osu- Tel: Fax: , ) GLYMIN, Daniel Kobla Glymin and Company Legal Practitioners P.O. Box 162 Located at No. 10 Osu Link, Ako Adjei,. Tel: Fax: LL.B, University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K. Holborn Law Tutors, London, U.K. Called to the English Bar in Member, Honorable Society of the Middle Temple; Member, Ghana Bar Association. Associate of Fugar & Company (London), Barristers and Solicitors, Legal counsel and head of company secretarial department of Panell Kerr Forster, Chartered Accountants, ( ). Areas of practice: Corporate, investment and commercial law; property and real estate; debt recovery.
8 16) HESSE, David A. Hesse & Larsey P.O. Box 0514 Osu Located at No. F459/4 Nyaniba Estates, Osu,. Tel: , Fax: LL.B.(Hons.), University of Ghana, Legon (1982); Qualifying Certificate in Professional Law, Ghana School of Law. Also a graduate of the Academy of American and International Law at the University of Texas (1991), and the Wisconsin Institute for International Legal Programs at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison (1994). Member, International Bar Association; Member, International Law Association; Member, World Jurists Association; Member, American Society of International Law, and a Member of the Ghana Bar Association. Mr. Hesse is the author of numerous articles and legal papers, specifically relevant to Ghana. They include Structural Changes in the Banking Industry in Ghana, 1994, Short Notes on the Legal System, Economy and Recent Financial Laws in Ghana, Survey of International Sea Carriage Regimes in Ghana and An Overview of the Copyright Laws of Ghana, He is currently also contributing chapters on Legal Aspects of Ghana s Stock Exchange (Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, England) and The Law and Practice of Foreign Direct Investment in Ghana (Foreign Investment Law Journal of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes). He has been a featured speaker at various banking and corporate law functions organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung,. 17) LARYEA, Kenneth D. Laryea, Laryea & Co, P.C. P.O. Box 175 Trade Fair Center Located at #5 Mankralo Close, East Cantonments,. Tel: / / Fax: Telex: 2307 FM. AFRIC. GH. Born August 31, 1948,, Ghana.
9 B. A., University of Ghana, Legon; M.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, USA;LLB., McGill University, Montreal, Canada; B.L., Ghana School of Law. Has 25 years of practice experience. Specializes in Air and Space, Banking and Securities, Energy and Natural Resources, Intellectual and Industrial Property, International Business Transactions, Real Estate and Taxation Laws. Also handles collection cases, Marine and Admiralty Laws and Trade Disputes. Membership of Professional Bodies: The Ghana Bar Association The Washington, D.C. Bar The International Bar Association 18) MILLS, Nii Osah, Solicitor and Notary Public P. O. Box M.443 Located at House #D.324/4 Brewery Road, Adabraka,. Born September 29, LL.B. (Hons.), B.A. Linguistics (Hons.) University of Ghana, Legon. Languages: English, French, Ga and Twi. Has twenty years of experience as a lawyer. Specializes in investment and commercial law, as well as family law and litigation. 19) OKUDZETO, Sam Attorney and Notary Public P.O. Box North Located at Sena Chambers, Mobil House, 2nd Floor, Liberia Road,. Tel: / Fax: Educated at Leeds College of Commerce, Leeds, England; B.A. (Hons.), University of Ghana, Legon; LL.B. (Hons.), King s College, London University; College of Europe, Brussels University, Belgium. Also an alumnus of the Hague Academy of International Law, Hebrew University and New York University.
10 President of the Ghana Bar Association from ; Member, Association of Recognized Professional Bodies; President, Ghana Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators; Associate Member, American Bar Association; Member, London Court of International Arbitration; Member, Commonwealth Lawyers Association; Member, American Arbitration Association. Mr. Okudzeto has been in private legal practice for nearly 35 years, after being called to the English Bar at the Inner Temple London and to the Ghana Bar in Was a Member of Parliament from , and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. From he was with Law Chambers & Co., then the largest law firm in Ghana. In 1971 Mr. Okudzeto opened his own Chambers at Mobil House in. He is a part-time Principal Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, and operates a partnership under the name of Sam Okudzeto & Associates, comprising a junior partner, five lawyers and a staff of five. The firm s area of practice is in the commercial sector and includes mining and mineral law, property, conveyancing, privatization, corporate law practice. Civil litigation, immigration, industrial and labor law, international trade and investment, human rights, mercantile and shipping law, air and space law, leases, intellectual property, patents, trade marks, arbitration and mediation. 20) TORKORNOO, Gertrude Araba and Notary Public P.O. Box C2108 Cantonments Located at Awet House, 48 Lokko Road, Osu. Tel: / Fax: LL.B. University of Ghana, Legon. Member, Ghana Bar Association; Member, International Bar Association; Member, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Ghana. Ms. Torkornoo is a Senior Partner of Sozo Law Consult, a firm which is directed to the industrial, commercial and corporate community. Clientele is predominantly from the corporate, commercial, mining, local government, construction, tourism and finance sectors. Ms. Torkornoo was an associate of Fugar & Co. (London) from , then a director there from , as well as being an associate at Nabarro Nathanson, London from Areas of practice include corporate and business law, construction contracts, marine and admiralty, intellectual property and local government and administrative law.
11 21) TSEGAH, Seth Arnold Xaxabu and Notary Public Anyako Chambers P.O. Box 1164 Tel: (Office) (Res.) Born November 9, LL.B (Hons.), University of Hull, U.K. Thirty-four years of practice experience with specialization in land, commercial, insurance and criminal cases. Also handles narcotic cases, collections, trade disputes and estate cases. WESTERN REGION GAISIE, Edmund Brite and Notary Public Gaisie, Zwennes, Hughes & Co. P.O. Box 721 Takoradi Tel: Born March 12, LL.B. (Hons.), University of Manchester, Middle Temple, England. Twenty-nine years in general practice, specializing in corporate law. Also handles criminal, collection, trade disputes and estate cases. LIST OF CONCILIATORS MENSAH, Edward Insurance brokers Edward Mensah & Wood Associates Farrar Avenue, Tel: Fax:
12 PIANIM, Kwame Economist New World Investment Mobil House, Tel: Fax: TWUM-BOAFO, Kwaku Civil Eng. Consultant Twum Boafo & Partners P.O. BOX M 156, ACCRA Tel: / Fax: ATTA-BRONYAH, Kofi BANKER EXECUTIVE SEC GHAMFIN P.O. BOX AH 1392, ACHIMOTA TEL: (OFF)/252647(RES) MAHAMA, SULAMANA LAND ADMINISTRATOR LANDS COMMISSION P.O. BOX? ACCRA Tel: PREMPEH-eck, Kwaku Legal Consultant JLD Legal Consultancy services P.O. Box 178 Tel: or INSAIDOO, Margaret Solicitor, advocate & lecturer In Law P.O. BOX CT 237 CANTONMENTS-ACCRA Tel: (OFF)/ (RES)/ Fax:
13 BENTSI ENCHILL, Kojo Lawyer Bentsi-Enchill P.O. BOX 1632 ACCRA Tel: /229396/227187/ Fax: DARKO, L. Joyce Lawyer JLD Legal Consultancy services P.O. BOX 178 Tel: / (OFF) Fax: SHORT, Emile Lawyer Old Parliament House High Street ***Please send all updates, additions or deletions to the Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy. Tel: ,235096; Fax: / E- mail:
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