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Ace Anan Ankomah is Managing Partner at the Accra-based law firm of Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah and the Head of the firm’s Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice. He joined the firm as an Associate and proofreader of its Ghana law database in 1992. He has also worked as a Senior Lecturer (Civil Procedure) at the Ghana School of Law between 2005 and 2012, and as a Lecturer (Company Law) at the University of Ghana’s Business School from 1997 to 2003.
Born on 20 November 1967, Ace holds a Master of Laws degree (LL. M.) in International Taxation, earned in 1994 from the Queen’s University, Canada, and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL. B.) from University of Ghana, Legon, earned in 1990. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 1992 after completing the Professional Law Course at the Ghana School of Law. He completed his Ordinary and Advanced Levels at the Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast, in 1984 and 1986, respectively. In 1986, he won Mfantsipim’s top academic awards, both the Senior Scholar Award (for the best overall graduating student) and the K. A. Busia Award (for the best graduating student in the humanities).
Although he claims to have ‘retired’ from teaching law, Ace is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, where he conducts the Legal Writing & Editing Skills Seminar. He is also a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and he served on the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for three years. He currently serves on the University Council of the Central University and the Governing Board of the Ghana Law Reform Commission.
Ace is a founding member and director of the pressure group, OccupyGhana. He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and a Fellow of both the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) and the Africa Leadership Initiative, West Africa (ALIWA). In 2015, the University of Ghana instituted the Ace Anan Ankomah Prize in Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law in his honour.
Ace writes music and plays several instruments but calls himself “just a sporadic songwriter and music hobbyist.” He is an Associate of the pioneering, contemporary gospel music group, Joyful Way Inc. and served as its Director of Music & Productions for several years, having a hand in every album produced by the group since 1991. He has just released his very first music album titled Flavours of 50: My Yadah. He is married to Josephine and they have three children.
Ace has written several legal and law journal articles published in and outside Ghana. Is there Not A Cause…To Rant? is his first book.