ICC Ghanaian Arbitration Day

03 Oct 2019

Accra English
Group rates: Register five persons from the same company and pay for four. Please contact info@iccghana.org to benefit from this discount.

The ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Ghana are organizing this first edition to discuss hot topics in international arbitration in Ghana’s Arbitration Landscape. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Innovations in ICC Practices
  • Best practices in international arbitration
  • Case Strategy and Preparation for Effective Advocacy
  • The Judiciary’s Role in shaping Ghana’s Arbitration Landscape

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, corporate counsels, judges, arbitrators and other dispute resolution services practitioners, academics, and professionals keen on obtaining further knowledge and want to keep up to date with domestic and international arbitration.




Inaugural Session


Welcome Address and Opening Keynote Speech

  • Hon Marietta Brew- Opong
  • Alexander G Fessas
  • Ms Ndanga Kamau
  • Nana Dr S. K.B. Asante
  • Justice Georgina Theodora Wood
  • Anthony Forson Jnr


Refreshment break


Panel Discussion: Building an Arbitration Practice – what do I need to do?

This session discusses:

  • what needs to be considered towards building an international arbitration practice as an arbiter and/or arbitration counsel,
  • whether identifying your interest in a specialist area, and pursuing the interest by undergoing specialist courses/shadowing experienced Arbitrators in that field, is enough,
  • factors that companies consider when selecting their arbitrator or arbitration counsel, and
  • best practices in international arbitration.


  • Ms Esine Okudzeto


  • Emmanuel Amofa
  • Michael Gyang Owusu


Panel Discussion: Reforming Arbitration Law and Practice in Ghana- An Update

Against the backdrop of known challenges facing Arbitration in Ghana, such as delays arising from court interventions, ineffective mechanism for enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, cost of arbitration, etc.

This panel explores:

  • how the laws and practices governing Arbitration in Ghana and Africa can be reformed to address these multiple challenges,
  • recent developments (such as the AfCFTA),
  • how to make Ghana an Arbitration hub,
  • the Judiciary’s Role in shaping Ghana’s Arbitration Landscape: where do we get it wrong,
  • case Strategy and Preparation for Effective Advocacy.


  • Martin Nwosu Esq


  • Ace Ankomah
  • Nana Dr S. K. B. Asante




Panel Discussion: Will the rising cost of arbitration and the increasing complexity and depth of its rules hurt the arbitral process?

The focus will be the pricing points of local and international institutions operating in Ghana and Africa. What are the selling points for users to engage these institutions? Panelists will explore the economic safety of using institutions which guarantee procedural integrity versus the economic risk of ad hoc processes in delivering a product: an enforceable award – Innovations in ICC Practices.


  • Kwabena Adu-Kusi


  • Alexander G Fessas
  • Ms Ndanga Kamau
  • Ace Ankomah


Panel Discussion: Investor- State disputes – State parties and arbitral process

where do we get it wrong – Case Strategy and Preparation for Effective Advocacy


  • Martin Nwosu Esq


  • Alexander G Fessas
  • Hon Marietta Brew-Opong
  • Ace Ankomah

Time: 17:00-17:15

Closing Remarks by the Secretary General of ICC Ghana

Kwabena Adu-Kusi  Managing Partner, Lawbureau
Emmanuel Amofa Administrator Ghana Arbitration Centre
Ace Ankomah  Managing Partner, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah
Nana Dr S. K.B. Asante Chairman, Ghana Arbitration Centre
Hon Marietta Brew- Opong  Ghana's Representative, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Justice S. A. Brobbey  Former Supreme Court Judge
Professor Date-Bah  Emeritus Professor of Public Law
Alexander G Fessas  Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Ms Ndanga Kamau  Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Martin Nwosu  Lecturer of ADR, Ghana School of Law
Ms Esine Okudzeto Partner, Sam Okudzeto & Associates
Michael Gyang Owusu  Senior Partner, O & A Legal Consult
Venue Tang Palace Hotel Accra, Ghana
Travel Info

Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees.

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A small quota of rooms has been blocked however at the Tang Palace Hotel at negotiated preferential rates. Reservations must be made before 25th of September 2019 and guaranteed by a credit card. Hotel reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis at prevailing rates. Full details will be sent upon registration.

Cancellation charge

20% of the contribution to costs will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 25th of September 2019. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. However, registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge, provided that notice is sent to info@iccghana.org prior to the Conference.

 Please note that ICC GHANA reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC GHANA will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

For registration, please contact:

ICC GHANA, Training and Conferences



Tel: +233 302 981332

Fax: +233 302 252 168

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees. To benefit from early bird rates, please note that ICC GHANA must receive the payment before the deadline.

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Partnering will get you visibility with the major decision makers in global business and/or within the international arbitration network.

For further information please contact Mr. Emmanuel Doni-Kwame.

For more information, please contact :

ICC Ghana, Training and Conferences



Sam Okudzeto Associates


Ghana Bar Association