Category: Arbitration

The Call for the Exhaustion of Local Remedies for the Resolution of Disputes Arising from the Extraction and Utilization of Ghana’s Natural Resources.

Seth Ansong- January 27, 2020

Introduction When negotiating international contracts involving the extraction of natural resources, the parties (the Investor and the State) carefully consider their choice of governing law ... Read More

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

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- 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. ... Read More

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

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- 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 ... Read More

Victim-Offender Mediation and the Criminal Justice System

Prudence Batinge- February 7, 2019

Under the criminal justice system, a crime is regarded as an offence against the state and not the victim.The state steps into the shoes of ... Read More

Is an Unsigned Arbitration Agreement Valid?

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- January 28, 2019

The Supreme Court of India, late last year,  in M/s Caravel Shipping Services Private Limited v M/s Premier Sea Foods Exim Private Limitedheld that an unsigned arbitration ... Read More

Supreme Court Urges Limited Court Intervention in Arbitral Proceedings

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- November 19, 2018

The Supreme Court in the case of The Republic v. High Court (Commercial Division, Accra) Ex-Parte: GHACEM Limited (AJ FANJ Construction & Engineering Limited as ... Read More

Ghana v. Côte d’Ivoire: What You Need to Know About the ITLOS’ Decision

Jon K Amable- October 1, 2017

Last weekend’s judgment in the “Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean” by the International Tribunal ... Read More

Update: Ghana-La Côte D’Ivoire Maritime Boundary Dispute

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- September 21, 2017

On 23rd September 2017, the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) will deliver its judgment in the Dispute ... Read More

Book Review: The Government of Ghana and International Arbitration

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- September 17, 2017

Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong of the Faculty of Law of Thompson Rivers University deserves commendation for adding on to the Ghanaian literature on arbitration. In ... Read More