Author: Samuel Alesu-Dordzi

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi is an Editor of the Ghana Law Hub.

The Great Balkan Arbitration: It’s a wrap (2)

October 31, 2019

The first part of this piece dealt with how the Government of Ghana (“GoG”), Balkan Energy LLC (“BEC”) and Balkan Energy Ghana (“BEG”) came together. In sum, it was a union of necessity. GoG needed someone to fix its power barge. And the Balkan sisters (BEG and BEC) came over to help. The relationship was […]

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The Great Balkan Arbitration: It’s a Wrap (1)

October 28, 2019

Introduction In 2007, Ghana was faced with an energy crisis. The Akosombo Dam, the country’s main source of hydro-energy was in distress. The water levels could not sustain power generation. The Ghanaian government had to find other means of generating electricity to cater for domestic and industrial needs. The Government had a number of ideas. […]

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Remembering Mr.​ Justice Anthony Yeboah

October 7, 2019

On 4th October 2019, the day on which new lawyers were called to the Ghanaian Bar, the Bar and Bench lost one its brightest light – Justice Anthony Yeboah. I have appeared before him on several occasions. And I have since spoken to others who have appeared before him. And they are all unanimous on […]

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Legal Profession 1 – 1 Revenue Authority

September 26, 2019

Lawyers and taxmen make strange bedfellows. And in more than one instance, attempts to infuse the enforcement of tax obligations with justice delivery have been met with mixed results. Take the recent Supreme Court decision in CJEUL v the Ghana Revenue Authority & Attorney-General[1] as an example. The Plaintiff, a non-governmental organisation, brought an application challenging […]

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Can a person benefit twice under the Intestate Succession Act?

July 25, 2019

The Supreme Court has, in Togbe Akpoma I (Suing as Head of Family of Rudolph Kofi Mensah (Deceased)) & Anor v Gladys Mawuli Mensah (Administratrix of The Estate of Rudolph Kofi Mensah (Deceased))[1], held that it is possible for a child of a deceased Ewe to benefit twice under the Intestate Succession Act, 1989, (PNDCL 111). […]

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Recent Supreme Court Directions on Drafting of Grounds of Appeal

July 1, 2019

The Supreme Court in the recent case of Atuguba & Associates v Scipion Capital (UK) & Anor[1] has given some directions on the drafting of grounds of appeal. The court considered the directions necessary as “it has long been the practice among some legal practitioners to shirk the responsibilities imposed on them to formulate specific […]

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Ending Employment Relationships Under Ghanaian Law: Basic Terms (2)

June 6, 2019

The first part of this piece discussed in general terms the differences between termination and dismissals under the Ghanaian law. The piece went on to look at the differences between a dismissal (simpliciter) and summary dismissal. The author also considered the differences between unlawful dismissal and wrongful dismissal.  The second part of this article examines […]

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Ending Employment Relationships Under Ghanaian Law: Basic Terms (1)

May 20, 2019

In virtually every employment case law, you are likely to find the following words and phrases in use: dismissal, summary dismissal, wrongful dismissal, wrongful termination, and unlawful termination. You will find litigants arguing in one form or the other that they have been dismissed, summarily dismissed, wrongfully dismissed, wrongfully terminated, or unlawfully terminated.  This often […]

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Trademarking Lessons From Patapaa’s “Skopatumana”

May 13, 2019

Ghanaian music sensation, Patapaa’s latest collaboration with Kawola has got many people talking. And just like the “One Corner” hit song, the “Skopatumana” song is once again dividing opinions. Patapaa’s contribution to the song goes like this: Till patu pataa/ Skoska to mana / Till da po dada / Sko pa ta mana / Filo […]

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Refresher On Unfair Termination and Unlawful/Wrongful Termination

May 6, 2019

The recent Supreme Court decision of Charles Afran & Ors v SG-SSB Limited[1] has thrown into sharp focus the need to bear in mind the distinction between “unfair termination” and “unlawful/wrongful termination” under Ghanaian law.  The Plaintiff in this case was dismissed for failing to verify some cheques. The Plaintiff’s failure led the employer to […]

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