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The mining industry comprises a number of players including mine support service providers. Mine support service providers provide support services to mineral right holders, including drilling and blasting services as well as the supply of mining...

The rules on lawyer advertising and touting have generated heated debate both amongst lawyers and the wider public. This can, to a large degree, be attributed to technological and digital paradigm shifts which have changed the way in which people...

Without Prejudice. This is a label found in letters between two lawyers who are attempting to settle a claim and yet do not wish to have any admission or concession they make in the settlement process used against them later on. The idea behind...

Mr. X, a successful politician after a long day, received a call from a rather strange number. The person on the other end of the line told Mr. X that he has full knowledge of all Mr. X’s sexual escapades with numerous young women across the...

Remember the last time you signed a document? You must have felt so good. Or probably invincible. Your signature must have felt like a magic key in your hands. And indeed, in most cases it is. A signature is worth a lot. For starters, it helps in determining the authenticity of a document and the identity of the person who signed it[1].  A signature...

Taxation’s role in an economy cannot be over-emphasized. For starters, taxation is a major source of revenue for funding national development and providing public goods. It therefore stands to reason that our inability to mobilize sufficient tax revenue has dire consequences for the economic fortunes of the country. Inadequate tax revenue means less...

The High Court’s (Commercial Division) decision in the case of Georgina Achiaa v Don Emilio Company Limited[1] should be of great interest to persons in the retail sector. The Plaintiff in this case, claimed to be the sole accredited representative in Ghana for the importation, sale and distribution of the alcoholic drink “Jagermeister” (hereinafter...

The Minority in Parliament  on 5 September 2017 gave a press release with respect to an approval given by the Minister of Finance (“Minister”) concerning a credit facility taken by McDan Shipping Company (“McDan”) from the Agricultural Development Bank (“Bank”).  According to the government, the Bank (through its Managing Director) sought...

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 for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) is bound to enjoy the spotlight and court both public and media attention at least for the next couple of days, and it should! The...

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 Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghana/Côte d’Ivoire)[1]. Hearings in respect of the substantive matter commenced on 6 February...