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Our People

To consistently deliver excellent services to our clients, we depend on highly qualified and competent lawyers who are at the very top of their profession who observe high professional standards. 

GODWIN DJOKOTO ESQ
Godwin Djokoto is the Managing Partner of the firm. He was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2003. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. He graduated from the University of Ghana with a First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree programme in 2001.  Currently, Godwin also lectures at the University of Ghana School of Law, Legon where he teaches Contract Law, Immovable Property Law, Banking Law, Equity, Succession and Law of the Seas (in Public International Law). 

Godwin also has extensive experience in legal consultancy. As a consultant, with a wide scope of interest, he has carried out consultancies in the fields of banking, international fisheries management, land law, regulation of the construction industry and many others. Godwin has served as resource person for a number of organizations including the Commercial Court, the Ghana Shippers Authority, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature(IUCN) and the Ascertainment of Customary Law Project on varied subjects. He was also a Member of the International Panel of Experts appointed by the FAO (of the UN) and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in the United Kingdom to review the Technical Guidelines for lawyers in the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on Governance of Tenure (VGGT) relating to land, forestry and fisheries. He is also a member of the Legal and Technical Team which represented Ghana in the Ghana-Cote D’Ivoire Maritime Boundary Arbitration before the International Tribunal on the Law of the Seas(ITLOS).

In 2005, he worked at the Legal Advisory Section of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague as an intern. In this capacity, he was tasked with, among others, the responsibility of writing a commentary on the Rome Statute of the ICC particularly on the admissibility and presentation of evidence before the ICC and other international criminal tribunals under the Legal Tools Project.

Godwin has also in the past worked at the erstwhile Intercontinental Bank Limited as a Legal Officer where he rose through the ranks to head the Legal Department. In this capacity, he represented the Bank in Court and before other adjudicatory and arbitral bodies such as the Labour Commission. He advised management and staff on a wide array of subjects ranging from banking, labour, insurance, debt recovery and many other subjects. He also developed expertise in drafting and reviewing agreements; preparation and supervision of Credit Facility Agreements and registration of charges created as security for credit facilities, reviewing and advising on credit applications and performing company secretarial functions assigned.

Finally, Godwin is a member of the World Jurist Association and the Ghana Bar Association.  He has over the years carved a niche as someone who is meticulous and pays attention to details and has acquired extensive experience in litigation and corporate legal and investment practice.

Godwin has written many articles and has attended several seminars and conferences.

 

MRS. PORTIA EDEM DJOKOTO (NEE COFFIE)
Portia, a partner of the firm, was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Ghana and a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom in Labour Law.

She is an experienced corporate and investment lawyer as well as a labour consultant. Additionally, Portia serves as Company Secretary for a number companies in Ghana and is an experienced boardroom practitioner.  

Her normal line of duties include the provision corporate legal advisory and consultancy services. In discharging these duties, she drafts, reviews legal documents, agreements and legal opinions.

 

She also assists corporate clients with compliance issues, legal due diligence, company secretarial due diligence, immigration, liquidation issues and advising investors looking to establish businesses in Ghana(including  incorporation and registration with the Ghana Investment Centre and other regulatory agencies).

Portia’s has attended several seminars and conferences. She is a deep thinker and an astute problem solver.

 

 

 

KAREN ADABLAH

 

Karen Adablah is an Associate of Legal Anchor. She was admitted to practice in Ghana as Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana in 2015.

 

She holds a Qualifying Certificate of Law from the Ghana School of Law, a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the University of Ghana Faculty of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ghana in Psychology with English (2009).

Karen is a Client focused, result oriented lawyer focused on the single goal of satisfying clients. Her area of focus are Civil litigation, Company secretarial work and Alternate Dispute Resolution. She was recently trained in the registration of securities on the Collateral Registry portal of the Bank of Ghana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDDIE MACCARTHY Esq.

Eddie MacCarthy is an Associate of Legal Anchor.  He was called to the bar Ghana Bar in October 2013 as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.    EDDIE MACCARTHY  

He holds a Qualifying Certificate of Law from the Ghana School of Law, a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with Philosophy (2007) from the University of Ghana. He has a knack for Intellectual Property Law, Banking Law and Practice as well as Drafting legal documents.

Eddie is a smart, interesting, multi-talented and friendly lawyer who is focused on the single goal of helping client’s with any legal challenge. He is a goal-oriented person and enjoys meeting and working with different people. He is a perfectionist who pay’s attention to all the minute details. He is a creative thinker who likes to explore alternative dispute resolution methods to problem-solving and has an open mind about what will work best. He is diligent, efficient and highly organized. He enjoys solving problems, troubleshooting issues, and coming up with enduring solutions in a timely manner.

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