Meet Kissi Agyebeng the fearful special Prosecutor of Ghana
Born William Kissi Agyebeng on 2 July 1978, Kissi Agyebeng is a Ghanaian lawyer, lecturer and the Special Prosecutor of Ghana since 5 August 2021. Kissi Agyebeng is formerly a lecturer at the University of Ghana and chaired the Electronic Communications Tribunal of Ghana.
Early life and Education
Kissi Agyebeng was born and raised in Kwahu Nkwatia, in the east of Ghana. Kissi Agyebeng had his secondary education at the Accra Acadamy in the Greater Accra Region and furthered his education by attaining the best student of his batch, winning the Bentsi-Enchill Award for Best Graduating Law Student, graduated in 2003 with the E.N. Sowah Memorial Award for Best Student in Family Law, graduated in 2004 with Marine and Environmental Law at the Schulich School of Law, University of Dallhousie, and Cornell Law School, Cornell University, for another master’s degree program in Banking, Corporate, Finance and Security Law. At Cornell, he was the editor of the Cornell LL.M. Newsletter.
Kissi Agyebeng after studying abroad, reverted back to Ghana where he started servicing as a lecturer at the University of Ghana. In 2009, he coupled as the International Humanitarian Law lecturer at the Regional Maritime University, Accra.
Kissi Agyebeng lectured in other Universities such as the Ghana Armed Forces Staff College, taught Criminal Law at Mountcrest University College, he taught Criminal Law at Central University College, and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) respectively. He stayed a lecturer at the University of Ghana until his appointment as the Special Prosecutor in 2021
Kissi Agyebeng practiced with some notable legal firms like the Zoe, Akyea and Co. Law firm, Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), a Human Rights/Public Interest Law Firm in Accra in 2008, Ayine and Felli Law Firm and Cromwell Gray LLP.
The renowned lawyer and current Special Prosecutor of Ghana is married with lovely children
Kissi Agyebeng 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.
Kissi Agyebeng Credentials
- LLM (Corporate Law and Securities Regulation) – Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY (2006)
- LLM (Marine and Environmental Law)- Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2005)
- BL- Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana
- LLB- University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Kissi Agyebeng Areas of Expertise
- Telecommunications Law
- Energy Law
- Construction Law
- Real Estate Law
- Government Contracts
- Procurement Law
- Law of the Sea
- Ocean law and Policy
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- Maritime Law
- International Law
- International Commercial Arbitration
- International Business Transactions
- Criminal Law
- International Criminal Law
- Sports Law
- Media Law
Kissi Agyebeng Publications
- Theory in Search of Practice – The Right of Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea, 39 CORNELL INT’L L. J., (2006) 371.
- 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, 2016) – co-editor.