Ace Anan Ankomah
Ace Anan Ankomah a Senior Partner at Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah (BELA) and Founding Member and Director of OccupyGhana, a good governance pressure group. He was, from 2010 – 2020, the Managing Partner of BELA, one of the foremost Law Firms in Ghana, which pioneered the development of digitization of legal resources in Ghana.
He graduated from the University of Ghana in 1990 with a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B). After which you enrolled on the Ghana School of Law, leaving with a Qualification Certificate in Law in 1992. From 1993-1994, Ace Anan Ankomah pursued a Masters of Laws (LL.M) at the Queen’s University in Canada specialising in International Taxation. He was a Research Assistant in International Taxation at Queen’s University, and from 1997-2003, you were a Lecturer in Company Law at the University of Ghana Business School. From 2005 to 2020 he taught Civil Procedure as a Senior Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, Accra.
Ace Anan Ankomah is an accomplished legal practitioner with a significant body of scholarship on diverse subjects such as corporate law, taxation, and civil procedure in Ghana. He has made significant contributions to the growth and development of the law in Ghana by challenging through litigation and a number of establishment principles which have got the Supreme Court to alter its position. He convinced the Supreme Court that non-use of discretionary power could constitute an abuse of power under the Constitution, leading to a landmark decision mandating the Auditor-General to disallow and surcharge all infractions. He also attained distinction in the field of Arbitration and has written and practised law in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
He has a very good track record of consistent and high-level research and publications, which are well-researched, forcefully argued, and sometimes critical of existing law and how they have been interpreted by courts. Ace Anan Ankomah has demonstrated the capacity to engage with comparative insights and materials from other jurisdictions and, often, these have enriched your publications.
He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association. He served on the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, and as the Regional Vice-Chair for Europe/Middle East/Africa of the Lex Mundi Managing Partners Committee. He has served on various boards and advisory boards nationwide, including the University Council of Central University, Governing Board of Ghana Law Reform Commission and the Advisory Board of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
Mr Ace Anan Ankomah on account of his scholarship in the practice and development of the frontiers of law here in Ghana, particularly in the areas of dispute resolution, corporate law, taxation, and civil litigation and procedure was elected into the Fellowship of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences on 16 June 2022.