The legal profession in Ghana has been on the rise in recent years and there are now more lawyers than ever before. This is good news for the economy as a whole, but it also means that there is more competition for high-paying clients.
In this blog post, we will take a look at the richest lawyers in Ghana as of 2023. We will also explore how they made their money and what they are doing to maintain their position at the top.
So, if you are interested in learning more about the richest lawyers in Ghana, read on!
Mohammed Amin Adams
Adams is the managing partner of Amin Adams & Associates, a law firm he founded in 2003. He is also a member of the Ghana Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Amin Adams graduated from the University of Ghana with a degree in law. He then went on to obtain a master’s degree in law from the University of London. After working as a lawyer in both London and Ghana, he decided to start his own law firm in Ghana.
Adams has represented some of the biggest companies in Ghana, as well as several high-profile individuals. He is one of the most sought-after lawyers in Ghana, and his firm is one of the country’s most successful law firms.
Tsatsu Tsikata is a Ghanaian lawyer and economist who has an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion. He is the co-founder of Databank Group, a leading financial services company in Ghana with operations in seven African countries.
Tsikata was born in Accra, Ghana on October 5, 1953. He attended the University of Ghana and Harvard Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. He also has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Sussex.
After law school, Tsikata worked as a Senior Associate at the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP from 1978 to 1982. He then returned to Ghana to start his own law firm, Tsatsu Tsikata & Associates. In 1988, he co-founded Databank with two other partners.
Databank has grown to become one of the largest and most successful financial services companies in Africa with over $2 billion in assets under management. The company offers a range of services including investment banking, asset management, private equity, and corporate finance advisory.
In addition to his work at Databank, Tsikata serves on the boards of several other companies including Standard Chartered Bank (Ghana) Ltd., United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd., and Enterprise Insurance Company Ltd. He is also a member of the Council of State, an advisory body to the President of Ghana.
Sampson Kwaku Boafo
Sampson Kwaku Boafo is one of the richest lawyers in Ghana. He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion. Boafo is the founder and managing partner of the law firm, Boafo & Associates. He has over 30 years of experience in legal practice. Boafo & Associates is one of the leading law firms in Ghana with over 50 lawyers. The firm has offices in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tamale.
Boafo is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Stock Exchange. Boafo has served on various boards including the National Petroleum Authority, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, and National Development Planning Commission. He was also a member of the Presidential Commission on Small Scale Enterprises.
Boafo holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ghana and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School.
Joe Ghartey is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Essikado-Ketan Constituency in the Western Region of Ghana. He was the Minister for Railway Development from January 2017 to January 2021, in the Nana Akufo-Addo government.
He was born on 8 August 1957, at Sekondi in the Western Region of Ghana, to Mr Justice Ghartey, a retired Judge of the High Court, and Mrs Comfort Ghartey (nee Quarshie), a former headmistress. Joe Ghartey had his primary education at Sekondi Wesleyan Primary School and secondary education at Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast. He then proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon, where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB), after which he was called to the Ghana Bar in 1982.
Akoto Ampaw is a Ghanaian lawyer and one of the richest in the country. He is the managing partner of Akoto Ampaw & Associates, a law firm based in Accra.
He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, making him one of the richest lawyers in Ghana.
Akoto Ampaw was born in Kumasi, Ghana, and studied law at the University of Ghana. He started his own law firm after graduation, and it has since become one of the leading firms in Ghana.
He has represented some of the biggest companies in Ghana, including MTN, Vodafone, and Barclays Bank. He has also worked on high-profile cases, such as the murder trial of former President John Kufuor’s son.
Akoto Ampaw is a respected figure in the legal community, and his wealth is a testament to his success as a lawyer.
Yaw Oppong is one of the richest lawyers in Ghana. He has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.
He is the founder and owner of the law firm Oppong & Co. He has a degree in law from the University of Ghana. He also has a Masters in Law from Harvard University.
There you have it — the richest lawyers in Ghana as of 2023. It is no surprise that many of them are concentrated in Accra, given that it is the country’s capital and largest city. If you’re looking to get ahead in your career, these are the lawyers you should keep an eye on. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll be on this list too!