PROFILE OF GHANA'S NEXT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR KISSI ADJABENG
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PROFILE OF GHANA'S NEXT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR KISSI ADJABENG

 LAWYER KISSI ADJABENG, GHANA'S SPECIAL PROSECUTOR 

By Jerry Akornor 

PERSONAL BIO-DATA 


Date of Birth        :              2 July 1978


Hometown           :              Nkwatia, Kwahu


Marital Status      :              Married


Religion               :              Christian


EDUCATION


Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York


Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Corporate Law, Securities Regulation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Economic Relations (WTO) and International Business Transactions, received May 2006


Editor: Cornell LL.M. Newsletter.


Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Marine and Environmental Law, received May 2005.


Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana


Professional Law Course (2001-2003)


Academic Honor: E.N. Sowah Memorial Award for Best Student in Family Law


University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), received May 2001.


Academic Honours: First Class Honors; Bentsi-Enchill Award for Best Graduating Law Student


Accra Academy, Accra, Ghana


GCE Ordinary Level – 1994


GCE Advanced Level – 1996


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


LAW PRACTICE


Cromwell Gray LLP (Law Firm), Accra (Since 2014)


Managing Partner


Ayine and Felli (Law Firm), Accra (2009 – 2013)


Senior Associate


Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) (Human Rights/Public Interest Law Firm), Accra (2008 – 2009)


Senior Associate


Zoe, Akyea and Co. (Law Firm), Accra (2003 – 2007)


Associate


SPECIAL POSITIONS


Chairman, Electronic Communications Tribunal, Ghana (Since 2019) Notary Public, Republic of Ghana (Since 2019) Vice Chairman, Appeals Committee, Ghana Football Association  (2017 – 2018) Associate – African Center for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention (Since 2010) National Coordinator – Commonwealth Moot Court Competition on International Criminal Justice (Since 2017) Former Editor, Ghana Monthly Judgments (2008-2009)


ACADEMIA


University of Ghana School of Law, Legon



(Since 2006)


Lecturer: Criminal Law; International Humanitarian law; International Law; Company Law; Commercial Law; Legal Research and Writing.


Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA), Faculty of Law, Greenhill


(2013 – 2014)


Lecturer: Criminal Law


Central University College, Faculty of Law, Accra


(2013)


Lecturer: Criminal Law


Mountcrest University, Faculty of Law, Accra


(2012)


Lecturer: Criminal Law 


Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) – Ghana Armed Forces Staff College, Teshie, Accra


(2011)


 Lecturer – International Humanitarian Law


Regional Maritime University, Nungua, Accra


(2009)


Adjunct Lecturer – Law of the Sea


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


Admitted to the Ghana Bar in 2003


Member, Ghana Bar Association


SELECTED CASES CONDUCTED


Republic v. High Court, Accra; ex parte Commission for Human Rights & Administrative Justice (Addo – Interested Party) [2003-2004] SCGLR 312



Standard Chartered Bank v. Victoria Island Properties & ANZ Grindlays Bank Ltd. [2007-2008] 2 SCGLR 721


Republic v. Kwabena Amaning alias Tagor & Anor. (2009), Court of Appeal, Accra


Standard Bank Offshore Trust Company Ltd (substituted by Dominion Corporate Trustees Ltd.) v. National Investment Bank & Ors. (2010), High Court, Accra


Justice Dery v. Tiger Eye PI, Chief Justice & Attorney-General [2015-2016] SCGLR 812


Justices Logoh, Dery & Ayisi-Addo v. Tiger Eye PI, Chief Justice & Attorney-General [2015-2016] 2 SCGLR 1052


Gabby Otchere-Darko v. Kevin Ekow Ebow Taylor (2020), High Court, Accra


STATE INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED


Volta River Authority


Ghana National Petroleum Corporation


National Lottery Authority


Youth Employment Authority


Ghana Trade Fair Company


PUBLICATIONS


“Theory in Search of Practice – The Right of Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea”, 39 CORNELL INT’L L. J., (2006) p 371.

“The Prophecies of the Prophetic Jurist – A Review of Selected Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.” (2005). Cornell Law School LL.M. Papers Series. Paper10. http://lsr.nellco.org/cornell/lps/papers/10

“Disappearing Acts – Toward a Global Civil Liability Regime for Pollution Damage Resulting from Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration” (2006). Cornell Law School LL.M. Papers Series. Paper 11


http://lsr.nellco.org/cornell/lps/papers/11

“Minority Rights in Corporate Governance in Ghana: The End of the Rule in Foss v. Harbottle?”, in Ghana Law Since Independence: History, Development and Prospects, Mensa-Bonsu et al eds, 73 (Black Mask Ltd, 2007)

“To Disclose or Not to Disclose the Offence – That is the Question: The Case of Allan William Hodgson”  (2008-2010) 24 UGLJ 87

A Commitment to Law, Development & Public Policy – A Festschrift in Honour of Nana Dr. SKB Asante (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, London, 2016) – co-editor with Richard Frimpong Oppong

Conflict of Laws in Ghana (Sedco Publishing, Accra, (upcoming February 2021)) – co-author with Richard Frimpong Oppong

FELLOWSHIPS

Fellow                  –              Canadian International Development Agency Fellowship for the Marine and


Environmental Law Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Fellow                  –              Institute of African Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

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