The Ghanaian legal luminary is fortunate to have been blessed with several lawyers in his family.
There is no way we can mention the Ghanaian legal profession without making reference to the Tsikata family.
Their contributions to the development, growth and advancement of the entire law education, practice, coupled with the establishment of several Ghanaian laws and its amendment cannot be overemphasized.
I just like the kind of unity that exists among the members of that family.
Fui Tsikata and Doe Tsikata spotted at the 100th Day of Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata's Incarceration through 'Tsikata Free Movement Human Rights Advocacy Group'.
Today, we are going appreciate what two of his siblings are doing on the international front, and as well unfold their life chapters in a comprehensive piece of reliable and credible information.
The first personality on the list is Lawyer Fui Tsikata
During their early years of education, Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata exhibited a very strong intellectual prowess, as though he was older than his elder brother, Fui Tsikata.
He was super intelligent; no wonder he entered Mfantsipim School at age 9. In essence, everything was clear that he was beating Fui Tsikata in the academic and intellectual competitive race in the family.
It must have been a very nice experience between the two gifted children.
The author has coined a new name for the Tsikata family, and that is, "the all-round family of legal intellectuals'.
Fui Tsikata obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon School of Law in 1970.
He then furthered his law studies at the Ghana School of , Makola, where he was awarded a Qualifying Certificate in Law in 1972.
He was then called to the Ghana Bar to practise as a full lawyer.
Fui Tsikata was additionally gracefully awarded Rhodes Scholarship to further his law education at the Christ Church, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
He has an in-depth and rich experience and expertise in Mineral and Energy Law, and since 1982, he has led a number of negotiation transactions in Ghana that involve power, mineral and a number of infrastructure projects.
The major clients he has been working with over the years include Newmount Golden Ridge Limited, Resolute Amansie Limited, Anglogold Ashanti Limited, Azumah Resources Limited and Abosso Gold Fields Ghana Limited.
Fui has been an active member of the Ghana Bar Association for 46 years, which gave him enough confidence and experience to lead Ghana in an International Arbitration Proceedings regarding a certain Ghanaian Power Barge Project Agreement claims (from 2010 to 2014).
It's clearly evident that Fui is indeed a hero in the legal arena.
In the academic environment, Lawyer Fui Tsikata served as a lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon Faculty of Law for close to three decades (from 1976 to 2005).
Currently, he is a Supervisor and Senior Partner at Reindorf Chambers (Ghana's Member Firm of the DLA Piper Africa Group of Law Firms) and a Board Member of Resources Policy (an International Journal of Minerals Policy and Economics published by Elsevier).
The most notable achievements of Fui Tsikata, Esq
Fui Tsikata, through a very difficult assistance exercise, led Ghana in International Proceedings regarding the Maritime Boundary with Cote d'Ivoire (from 2014 to 2017).
Below are the two main tasks he successfully executed;
1. Fui Tsikata was actively involved in the Drafting of Inter Alia Ghana's response to an Application by Cote d'Ivoire for Provisional Measures to prevent the country (Ghana) and her Contractors from authorizing or actively engaging in Petroleum Exploration and Production Exercise, coupled with the Substantive Memorial, setting out its case as to the Maritime Boundary between the two nations.
2. He also advocated for Ghana, through a series of persuasive speech exercise at the 2017 Oral Hearing at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).
2. Lawyer Doe Tsikata
Doe Tsikata obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon School of Law in 1981.
She then proceeded to the Ghana School of Law, Makola for her Qualifying Certificate in Law, and in 1984, she was called to the Ghana Bar.
Doe Tsikata additionally obtained an LL.M in 1988 from Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
She further obtained a Master of Laws Degree from Harvard Law School at Harvard University, United States in 1992.
Doe's areas of expertise include International Arbitration and International Alternative Dispute Resolution (IADR).
These have given her the edge and confidence to work with a number of clients (agencies) including Real Estate, Hospitality & Leisure, International Commercial Disputes, Corporate Law, Employment, Insurance and Professional Services.
She also has a deeper interest and expertise in working with clients, by specifically playing an advisory role in the areas of real estate business, construction contracts and hospitality business on marketing & management decisions, coupled with signing or establishment & management of agreements with International Hotel Groups together with every regulatory requirement.
In the area of employment, Doe continues to work hand-in-hand with well-known employment-related bodies, agencies and associations such as the National Labour Commission to excellently advise a number of clients on issues related to redundancy, termination, and employee benefits.
She has over 34 years experience in legal practice, and in the academic environment, she has written and published several papers or articles, especially on how the restrictive covenants in employment contracts in Ghana are being utilized.
One of her most notable papers is an Employment Law Guide which is titled, "From Recruitment to Retirement Across Africa and What a New Investor Should Consider When Entering the Ghanaian Property Market".
She also contributed a chapter to the 2017 Chambers and Partners' Anti-Corruption Global Practice.
Doe is also the Co-author of 2018 International Council of Commerical Arbitration Handbook Country Report for Ghana.
She has since 1990 been a partnering member of Reindorf Chambers.
Additionally, Doe Tsikata has been a competent member of the African Association for a number of years.
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