Emmanuel Amofa, Administrator, Ghana Arbitration Centre
Emmanuel Amofa, Administrator, Ghana Arbitration Centre
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The Ghana Arbitration Centre is scaling up its contribution to the practice of arbitration in Ghana as it rolls out a three-day training workshop on Domestic and International Arbitration, in Accra.

The workshop, slated for May 22 to 24, 2019 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra, is expected to offer a platform for effective arbitration skills development.

It comes amidst increasing awareness among Ghanaian firms about the adoption of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms, and arbitration in particular, for the resolution of disputes.

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Among other objectives, the workshop is to educate prospective arbitration practitioners in domestic and international arbitration proceedings under Ghana’s ADR Act 2010 (Act 798) and underscore the critical importance for stakeholders in deploying arbitration to resolve disputes.

According to the Centre, the content of the training workshop, which is structured with practical exercises and role plays by participants, has been designed to effectively equip participants for arbitration practice.

The training will cover topics including an introduction to Domestic and International Arbitration; Negotiating and Drafting Arbitration Agreement; Commencing a Domestic and International Arbitration; Responding to a Notice of Arbitration; Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal; Challenging, Impeaching or Objecting to the Tribunal; Arbitration Management Meeting/Procedural Meeting Under the Rules of Various Arbitration Institutions; Drafting of Pleadings in Domestic and International Arbitration; Principles of Conducting an Arbitral Hearing;  Moot Hearing;  Discussion of Moot Hearing; and Cost of the Arbitration.

Legal practitioners, Judges, Arbitrators and ADR practitioners, Executives/Officers involved in negotiating of international agreements, Accountants, Engineers, Bankers, Surveyors, Architects, Contractors, Industrial Relations Officers, other professionals, businessmen  and tertiary students, are expected to attend the training workshop.

The facilitators include distinquished lawyers and arbitration practitioners such as Shadrack Arhin, Corporate Legal Concept; Michael Gyang Owusu, President, Ghana ADR Hub; Ace Anan Ankomah, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah; Kizito Beyuo, Beyuo & Co.; Emmanuel Amofa, Administrator, Ghana Arbitration Centre; Thaddeus Sory, Managing Partner, Sory @ Law, and Nana Tawiah Okyir, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, GIMPA.

By Edmund Mingle/adrdaily.com

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