Arbitration Marketplace Analysis

Arbitration is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of dispute resolution in Ghana, with many seeing it as a necessary step towards boosting investor confidence in the country’s main sectors. Listed below are 11 leading experts in this area.

Sam Okudzeto & Associates is represented by two “dominant players” in this field. Nene Amegatcher is a “highly regarded name” whose clients often approach him for his “critical thinking and negotiation skills”. Currently the managing partner at the firm, he has over 30 years of experience. Founding partner Sam Okudzeto is a “highly intelligent advocate” also known as the “godfather of arbitration”. With over half a century of experience, he has become “one of the most trusted names” in this field and has a “plethora of knowledge” in complicated disputes.

Vincent Kizito Beyuo is managing partner at Beyuo & Co and has acted both as counsel and sole or co-arbitrator in domestic arbitrations of commercial disputes. A member of the London Court of International Arbitration and the Ghana Arbitration Centre, he is known as the “go-to lawyer” for cross-border disputes.

We list the “first rate” Samuel Kwadwo Boaten Asante from SKB Asante & Associates for his “expert knowledge” of this area. He has a long-established career with a keen focus on international disputes. Clients say, “He is very well positioned to assist clients in complex arbitration cases”.

At Tetteh & Co Solomon Kwami Tetteh is known for being a “good communicator” with “effective analytical skills”. His strengths in this area are favoured by peers and clients alike.

Gyandoh Asmah & Co’s Lamptey Leonardo Nii Lantei is “the lawyer to take a tricky problem to”. In his two decades of experience, he has represented the government of Ghana in a number of international arbitration proceedings.

Kwame Agati at his own firm has a long-established presence in the Ghana arbitration market. He is “a strong strategic thinker” with experience handling disputes in the telecommunications and banking sectors.

Sory @ Law is home to the “excellent” Thaddeus Sory who is recognised in this area for “strong judgement and decision-making skills”.

At Fugar & Co, Lawrence N Otoo is “on top of his game” and “shines” for his experience in domestic arbitration disputes.

Hayibor Djarbeng & Co is represented by Charles Hayibor. Since he founded the firm over 16 years ago, his experience now covers a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes and he often represents clients at the Supreme Court.

Gloria Afua Akuffo is “a top name” in this field. She represents Blay & Associates and “always does a good job”. Clients say her “passion for diplomacy” makes her a “regular contact” when complicated matters arise.

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