BELA to hold 2nd Kojo Bentsi-Enchill memorial lecture on September 7

“The lecture will provide a platform for industry experts to share their insights and opinions on the theme."

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One of Ghana’s leading law firms, Bentsi-Enchill Letsa and Ankomah (BELA) is set to hold its second memorial lecture in honour of its late founder and prominent lawyer, Kojo Bentsi-Enchill. 

The lecture comes off on September 7, 2023, at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel, and is themed  "Investment in African Natural and Other Resources: What Should Governments and Investors Do to Ensure Success?"

“The lecture will provide a platform for industry experts, Mr Sulemanu Koney, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, and Mr Benjamin Aryee, an advisor on mining to Ghana's Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, to share their insights and opinions on the theme,” BELA said.

At last year's lecture, retired Justice of Ghana’s Supreme Court and international academic, Professor Justice Samuel Date-Bah spoke on the regulatory regime for distressed companies under the Companies Companies Act 2019 and the Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring Act, 2020.

Speaking at this year's lecture is a retired Senior Partner of British multinational law firm, Slaughter and May, Sir Nigel Boardman. 

The late Kojo Bentsi-Enchill died shortly after an illness in February 2021, but his legacy on the development of the legal profession is not forgotten. 

He is a known name and pioneer for his digitization of law reports, journals, and other legal materials in Ghana.

“He set out to improve the legal system itself by building Datacenta into the preeminent digital legal publishing house, publishing the law reports of Ghana as well as legislation & subordinate legislation. He even completed a legal dictionary for Ghana,” Prof Victor Essien, his law school mate in the US during the 1980s and a close friend recounted in a tribute last 

He founded the firm in 1988 with his law faculty colleague, Divine Letsa, and many years after making the firm highly recognised both locally and internationally.

The firm in a statement noted that: “Kojo’s fearless spirit, rigorous work ethic and unwavering integrity will forever be the foundation of the firm. It is hard to overstate Kojo’s impact on the development of legal practice in Ghana and to the continued success of the firm.”