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July 2, 2016

13 Questions – Richard Frimpong Oppong, PhD, FGA (Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University)

Q1: How did you get here? I’m not sure how to answer this, but I’ll say that I’ve been educated at University of Ghana, Ghana School of Law, University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, University of British Columbia and Dalhousie University (where I was a Killam Post-doctoral Research Fellow). It’s the educational and professional knowledge … Continue reading “13 Questions – Richard Frimpong Oppong, PhD, FGA (Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University)”

September 4, 2015

13 Questions – Teki Akuetteh-Falconer (Mrs.) (Executive Director, Data Protection Commission)

Q1: How did you get here? This journey began some 12 years ago. After my final exam at the Ghana School of Law, I began to wonder what next. National Service, pupillage and work were the obvious next steps. None of these appealed to me at that time. I yearned for adventure. Exploring the words … Continue reading “13 Questions – Teki Akuetteh-Falconer (Mrs.) (Executive Director, Data Protection Commission)”

July 30, 2015

13 Questions – Abena Asafu-Adjei (Mrs.) (Director – Legal, National Communications Authority)

Q1: How did you get here? I had a normal education with scholarships from the traditional council of the area where I grew up, as well as the COCOBOD. This was right from secondary school through to the law school. I also have a postgraduate degree in law and an MBA. After school, I did … Continue reading “13 Questions – Abena Asafu-Adjei (Mrs.) (Director – Legal, National Communications Authority)”

March 26, 2015

Who Said That You Can’t Prevent Your Employee From Moving To Your Competitor?

Have you been told that too? That after pouring your heart, your soul, your time and your money into your business, the employee you taught everything they know: the confidential information and trade secrets; the how-to-win-clients; the employee you grew to trust; the one you projected to clients and prospects as the face of your … Continue reading “Who Said That You Can’t Prevent Your Employee From Moving To Your Competitor?”

March 19, 2015

Do The New Court Fees Shut Out Ordinary People?

Your ‘friend’ borrowed GHS 51,000 from you last year and promised to pay back within a month. 7 months later, you run out of patience, and see a lawyer. You hope a quick letter fired your friend’s way will bring him kneeling with the money. It doesn’t. You take your ‘friend’ to court, although other … Continue reading “Do The New Court Fees Shut Out Ordinary People?”

November 1, 2014

Why the Ghanaian Legal Space Needs Alternative Business Structures

Some like to think Ghanaian law (= litigation) is better developed than many in these parts. I doubt we can easily say as much about transactional law. There are few lawyers (and fewer law firms) whose true specialism is transactions. Nothing to be ashamed of. We just liked doing just disputes for a long time. … Continue reading “Why the Ghanaian Legal Space Needs Alternative Business Structures”

October 16, 2014

Local Content: 4 Petroleum-Related Roles Only Ghanaians Can Play

Oil-and-Gas is hot in Ghana. No doubt you and your neighbour are hopeful (even if distantly) to get into the action. Are you curious about whether local content requirements are aiding Ghanaian individuals and companies to participate and make it big in Ghana’s baby petroleum industry or how? This article will tell you about four … Continue reading “Local Content: 4 Petroleum-Related Roles Only Ghanaians Can Play”

September 29, 2014

Are Your Secrets Safe? How to Attack Those Who Abuse your Personal Information

Has this happened to you or someone you know? You disclose your personal information on trust to a telephone company, a bank or a government office. The next moment, it’s in the grips of a stranger, with disastrous consequences. In the wrong hands, names, pictures, phone numbers, email addresses, borrowing histories, bank and credit card … Continue reading “Are Your Secrets Safe? How to Attack Those Who Abuse your Personal Information”

September 8, 2014

4 Things You Must Know Before You Give/Take A Loan

Giving and taking business loans against collateral come with some basic and important rules in Ghana (unless it’s a ‘loan’ between you and a friend or family member or it amounts to no more than approximately $30). Apart from those two exceptions, here are 4 things to know before you enter into a loan arrangement … Continue reading “4 Things You Must Know Before You Give/Take A Loan”

August 7, 2014

Why Employees (Will) Lose 100% of “Unfair Termination” Claims in Ghanaian Courts

X Ltd employs John as General Manager. After 1 year, X Ltd makes changes, and John’s qualifications are no longer good enough for the General Manager position. For that reason, X Ltd gives John notice, and lets him go. Naturally, John feels unfairly treated, and engages a lawyer. The lawyer sues X Ltd in court … Continue reading “Why Employees (Will) Lose 100% of “Unfair Termination” Claims in Ghanaian Courts”