Nania Owusu-Ankomah Sackey

Sub-regional Coordinator West Africa (Anglophone) Countries/ Country Representative, Ghana

Nania is a litigation and arbitration practitioner and a Partner at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, a first tier lawfirm in Ghana. She regularly advises and represents clients in a range of high value litigation and arbitration disputes, including construction disputes, and is particularly noted for her innovative approach to solving complex legal issues. She sits as an arbitrator and has served as a Member of the Electronic Communications Tribunal of Ghana, quasi-judicial body with a three-member panel that hears appeals in respect of the regulation and licensing of telecommunications companies, television and radio stations, and internet service providers in Ghana.

She is a Councillor of the LCIA Africa Users’ Council and is an Editor of the IBA Arbitration Committee Newsletter. She has been recognized as one of Africa’s 50 Most Promising Young Arbitration Practitioners (2020) by the Association of Young Arbitrators and was named a Rising Star by Africa Arbitration (July 2019). She has also been featured as a ‘Woman to Watch’ by the African Institute of Women in Law and was part of the Task Force for the Commonwealth International Arbitration Study commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

She has authored a number of articles on arbitration and regularly speaks at conferences and training programmes.

Nania is dual-qualified, called to the bar in England and Wales and in Ghana. She has a First-Class Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Ghana. She has an LLM and Qualifying Law Degree from the University of Leeds where she won the Ford and Warren Prize as the most Meritorious LLM Student. She pursued her Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law (now University of Law), London, passing out with an ‘Outstanding’ and was also awarded a Certificate of Honour by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. She is an alumni of the International Lawyers for Africa Flagship Programme through which she undertook a three-month secondment with the International Arbitration Practice Group at Hogan Lovells LLP (London).