Augustine is the Managing Partner (Ghana)  and Head of the Dispute Resolution practice of TEMPLARS Ghana.  His experience spans the disparate yet connected fields of transactional work and dispute resolution. He is highly regarded as a leader in commercial dispute resolution in Ghana. He has represented businesses at all levels of the Ghanaian court system, and he is currently leading some of the complex commercial and bet-the-company disputes in Ghana.

Before joining TEMPLARS, Augustine worked in a leading Accra-based law firm, where he co-headed the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice and advised multinational corporations like Google Inc., Asanko Gold, Kinross/Chirano, Volvo (Trucks & Equipment), Liebherr, Atlas Copco, Tullow, Halliburton, Eni, NOV, and Glencore.

Augustine is also a Lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law, where he teaches various topics in International Trade and Investment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Conflict of Laws, and Public International Law.

Augustine holds postgraduate qualifications from Harvard Law School (LL.M), World Trade Institute (MILE 14), and the University of Southampton (LL.M Maritime Law).

A selection of Relevant Experience
  • Successfully represented an ECOWAS citizen and Algom Resources, a mining company, in a novel claim against the Republic of Sierra Leone before the ECOWAS Court of Justice.
  • Successfully represented Halliburton in its defence against a USD2 million claim for breach of a NEC 3 Contract.
  • Representing an engineering and design firm in an EPC contract dispute involving a multi-national group of companies.
  • Representing Adamus Resources Limited and Nguvu Mining Limited in on-going shareholder and director litigation.
  • Representing the family of the 50% shareholder of Latex Foam Rubber Products Limited, a leading manufacturer of foam products, in shareholder and director disputes.
  • Leading the defence of First Atlantic Bank Limited against claims arising from the Government of Ghana’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme.
  • Advising the Ghana National Communications Authority on the setting up of the Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC0 to resolve telecom disputes.
  • Advising a leading manufacturer of cosmetic and body care products in connection with the reorganisation of its business holding structures in Africa.
  • Advised the AfCFTA Secretariat on the operationalisation of the AfCFTA Protocols, and implementation of the Host Country Agreement between the Government of Ghana and the AU.
Professional Membership
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • International Bar Association
  • Society of International Economic Law
  • Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors
  • Ghana Bar Association
Expertise

Dispute Resolution, Energy & Natural Resources, Shipping & Maritime Law.

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