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MR. FREDRICK SACKEY APPIAH (SAG)

Mr. Fredrick Sackey Appiah is the founder of Sackey Chambers, hailed from Kyebi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. was raised at Kumasi to Mr. Edward Appiah and Mrs Adeline Appiah. He attended secondary school education at Prempeh College, Kumasi, obtained a scholarship to study in Austria where he also attended the Bundeserziehungsanstahlt (BEA) at Saalfelden in the Salzburg District and the English International School in Vienna.

Mr Fredrick Sackey Appiah studied Economics for two years at the famous Vienna Economics University (Wirtschaftuniversit채t, Wien) before moving to England to read law. After obtaining his LLB Hons. degree at the University of London as an external student, he obtained a Master's degree at the London School of Economics specializing in Law of the Sea, Law of International Institutions, Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights.

He was called to the Ghana Bar in July 1982 after serving at the English Bar for 3years. Mr Fredrick Sackey Appiah, in addition to practicing in England, was lecturing on the University of Liverpool's LLB (Hons) degree at the University of Liverpool's affiliated law school in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean.

He has written extensively in the areas of Contract law, law of Evidence, Constitutional law and Public International Law. He is considered at the Accra Bar as a top advocate and has been involved in Standard Bank Offshore Trust (Jersey) vs National Investment Bank, involving US$60 million of promissory notes issued by National Investment Bank; Daniel Ofori vs Ecobank and Others involving the Stock Exchange sale of US$14,120,000 CAL Bank shares; Afari Apeadu Donkor vs EDC Stockbrokers and another involving 18 million shares; Ecobank vs Aluminium Enterprise Limited involving two loans of US$3.3 million and US$250,000; Ecobank vs Skod Timber Limited involving a loan of US$1.5 million and Industrial Park Limited vs National Investment Bank, involving US$2,400,000.

He has advised mining companies such as Wyoming Mining Inc., U.S.A., a number of telecommunications companies and oil and petroleum companies. He has acted for a number of the major banks in Ghana including Ecobank (Ghana) Limited, Amalgamated Bank (now Bank of Africa), SG-SSB and HFC Bank. His international clients include Air Namibia, Fugro Airborne Surveys Ltd, a number of foreign governments and international sea carriage underwriting companies. He speaks English and his native tongue (Twi) fluently.

Senior Associates

MR. Solomon Okyere Asamoah ESQ

Mr. Solomon Okyere Asamoah is responsible for the Firm's practice within the English speaking parts of Africa, with emphasis on Ghana, South Africa,Kenya etc. He has specialized knowledge and experience in banking and finance as well as taxation.

Prior to joining ALC, Mr. Solomon Okyere Asamoah practiced Commercial Arbitration Law in Ghana. He was a Full time Legal consultant for Kasapreko bottling plant where he specialized in legal counseling, tax, financial and administrative advisory; and development of North-South trade. At Kasapreko bottling plant, he served as SME consultant to the Ghana Trade Industry, CFD and AfDB. Mr. Solomon Okyere Asamoah also advised a statutory corporation on its conversion to a limited liability company under the Statutory Corporations (Conversion to Companies), 1993, (Act 461) of Ghana.

He worked for 10 years at Banque Paribas Group as litigation lawyer, branch manager and later investment advisor on large infrastructure projects. Mr. Solomon Okyere Asamoah is fluent in English, Twi,GA,Efik and a host of West African languages.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

*Centre for Commercial Law Studies
*Queen Mary College, University of London – LLM with overall MERIT (Corporate and Commercial, Information Technology, Banking and Commercial Arbitration Law) 1996
*University of Ghana – LLB (Hons) 1986

 

MRS. Cindy Dzifa Annor ESQ

Admitted to the Ghana Bar: October, 2013

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Cardiff University Law School: Bachelor of Arts, B.A (Hons.), 2007.
Education: Ghana School of Law, Accra: Barrister-at-Law (B.L) (2013)
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Bachelor of Law,: L.L.B (Hons.), 2011

Cindy has years of rich professional experience in both management and the legal field gained from working in private practice for individual and multinational clients and in a corporate environment. She has vast experience in many practice areas of law particularly in corporate, commercial and land matters and has also rendered consultancy services for a number of businesses. Recently she has acquired meaningful and hands on experience in Ghana subsidiary management and humanitarian law and activities. Cindy is presently the Senior Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and associate to Sackey Law Chambers.

As graduate of the University of Ghana and Cardiff University Law School, Cindy is a senior associate of the Firm. She has responsibility for drafting and reviewing of commercial agreements, providing company secretarial services. She also handles matters relating to employment, contracts, insurance contracts and identification key risks, immigration services and liaison services between various Ministries Departments and Agencies (“MDAs”). She also advises on Joint Ventures and PPP transactions.

 

Associates

MR. NATHAN JOEL AGGREY ESQ

Nathan is a graduate of the University of Ghana (1996) where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree. He is also a graduate of the Ghana School of Law (1999) where he obtained his Qualifying Certificate in Law and thereafter was called to practice before the Superior Courts of Ghana. He also attended the Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (2000) and read the postgraduate Diploma in Banking Law programme.

He has extensive dispute resolution experience before the courts of Ghana and in mediations. His preferred areas of practice are in the litigation and dispute resolution aspects of banking and finance, employment, probate and estates, torts and real property. He has since April, 2012 been appointed a Notary Public by the Chief Justice of Ghana.

NATHAN JOEL AGGREY is also a former president of the Law Students Union of the University of Ghana. NATHAN acted as a local legal expert and worked in conjunction with a team of international experts to develop Draft Guidelines on Access and Benefit Sharing of Plant Genetic Resources for the Ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines as part of the Northern Ghana Biodiversity Conservation Project funded by the World Bank.

NATHAN advised a foreign investor in a transaction involving the sale and purchase of majority shares in major Internet Service Provider in Ghana

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