Ghana’s Push for Compulsory Arbitration in Respect of Some Causes of Action- A Hit or A Miss?
Introduction The word “arbitration” has gained a lot of traction in recent years. It is now “fashionable” or “chique” to incorporate arbitration clauses in all ... Read More
Insolvency and Arbitration: An Analysis of Ghana’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798)
1.Introduction Conflict has become accepted as part of human engagements and endeavours. When conflict arises, the disposition of the parties involved in it is to ... Read More
The Call for the Exhaustion of Local Remedies for the Resolution of Disputes Arising from the Extraction and Utilization of Ghana’s Natural Resources.
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)
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)
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
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?
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
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
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
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