Legal practitioner and managing partner at Cromwell Gray LLP, Kissi Agyebeng could replace Martin Amidu, who resigned in November 2020 as Special Prosecuto.
The Minister for Justice and Attorney General Godfred Dame is said to have written to the President of Ghana nominating Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor.
Reports indicates that the letter was sent to the President on April 16 and a decision is yet-to-be made on the choice of person to replace Martin Amidu who cited interference from the Presidency for his resignation prior to the 2020 election.
Currently Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng is the chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal. The legal practitioner is a managing partner at Cromwell Gray LLP.
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6B Duchessville, Second Circular Road, Cantonments, Accra
Date of Birth : 2 July 1978
Hometown : Nkwatia, Kwahu
Marital Status : Married
Religion : Christian
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
Cromwell Gray LLP (Law Firm), Accra (Since 2014)
Ayine and Felli (Law Firm), Accra (2009 – 2013)
Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) (Human Rights/Public Interest Law Firm), Accra (2008 – 2009)
Zoe, Akyea and Co. (Law Firm), Accra (2003 – 2007)
- 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)
University of Ghana School of Law, Legon
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
Lecturer: Criminal Law
Mountcrest University, Faculty of Law, Accra
Lecturer: Criminal Law
Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) – Ghana Armed Forces Staff College, Teshie, Accra
Lecturer – International Humanitarian Law
Regional Maritime University, Nungua, Accra
Adjunct Lecturer – Law of the Sea
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
- “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
- “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
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