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Corporate and Allied Attorneys Featured on Lawyers Global as Prestige Law Firm

03.Feb.24

The Lawyers Global - Corporate and Allied Attorneys, established in 2022, is a full-service law firm facilitating business in Ghana. The firm combines technical legal excellence with commercial pragmatism and business savvy. read more

Prohibited Transactions in Shares

25.Oct.23

The Companies Act, 2019 (Act 992) (the “Companies Act”) prohibits companies from undertaking certain transactions with regards to its shares which may reduce the capital of the company. This is in accordance with the capital maintenance rule which seeks to preserve the capital of a company for the business activities of the company. read more

A Letter to Creatives: Copyright Infringement 101

16.Aug.23

Throughout your Creative Journey you may be interested in using another person’s work to compliment yours. For instance, you may use samples of songs, covers or you may even incorporate elements from existing songs. What is important to note however is that, using these song samples, covers and/or incorporating elements from existing songs without express permission amounts to copyright infringement. You may obtain the permission in the form of an agreement or a letter depending on the nature of the permission granted. Obtaining the permission in a written form is always safer than obtaining verbally. I’m sure you know why. read more

Pursuing passion: Prince Acquaye '13's Law Journey

16.Aug.23

When Prince Acquaye '13 joined Ashesi to study Management Information Systems, he believed it was time to give up on his childhood goal of becoming a lawyer. In his second year, however, he learned about ENS Africa's Ghana Office, then known as Oxford and Beaumont Solicitors, thanks to another Ashesi student who had interned with the law firm. Prince also applied for an internship with the firm and joined in his third year at Ashesi as a non-legal intern. The experience reignited his desire to pursue a career in law. read more

THE NEW GALAMSEY: BREACH OF PERSONAL DATA

22.Feb.23

Have you ever wondered how random strangers are able to add you to lottery WhatsApp groups, or receive text messages from sports betting companies or even receiving phone calls from strangers in respect of mobile money fraud? This article seeks to discuss personal data and how it may be breached. read more

Recognition of Foreign Wills in Ghana

28.Oct.22

It is often said that “the world has become a global village”. Thus, people are moving to countries other than theirs for education, employment, migration among others while still keeping ties with their home countries. Considering this, people are obtaining property and amassing wealth in countries other than their home countries. What this article seeks to do is to explain the recognition of foreign wills in Ghana. read more

Trademark License Agreements

05.Oct.22

It is often said that “the world has become a global village”. Thus, people are moving to countries other than theirs for education, employment, migration among others while still keeping ties with their home countries. Considering this, people are obtaining property and amassing wealth in countries other than their home countries. What this article seeks to do is to explain the recognition of foreign wills in Ghana. read more

Repatriation of Foreign Currency By a Company in Ghana

28.Sep.22

There was a time when, as a child, I used to get letters from my sister with US$10 or US$20 in the mail. Even though my mother would always “hold” the money for me (you already know what this means), it was always exciting to know that I was getting foreign currency and I would brag to my classmates about it all the time. Though the money was coming from the USA, it was a form of repatriation of foreign currency from my sister to me. read more

Administration of a Company

9.Sep.22

My first brush with death was at a poolside I went to with my cousin when I was a child. I jumped in quickly, not knowing that I had entered the deepest end of the pool. I only remember drinking a lot of pool water and struggling to stay on the surface. But I was saved. Strong arms pulled me out of the water when I was drowning. This article is about strong arms that save a struggling company through administration. read more

Joint Ventures 101: Everything You Need to Know

17.Aug.22

“Therefore, shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh”[i] is a popular verse in the Bible used during marriage ceremonies. As to whether people take this verse seriously and become ‘one flesh’ with their spouses is a discussion for another day. Today’s discussion is on the marriage of two or more business entities in a unique way. read more

Trademark 101: Everything You Need to Know

10.Aug.22

What does Coca-Cola, Afia Schwarzenegger and Beyonce have in common? All these are brands with their names as assets. This means that, no one can use the names of the brands without the authorization of the owners. Using these brand names without the authorization of the owners will be considered a breach of their trademark rights. read more

E-Levy 101: Everything You Need to Know

28.July.22

Due to the fast growth rate of the mobile money and financial technology space in Ghana, the government of Ghana introduced the E-levy to enhance revenue mobilization and to provide an opportunity for everyone to contribute towards national development[i]. It has been a concern of various governments in Ghana about how a small fraction of the population of Ghana carry the tax burden of over 30 million people. read more