Samuel Atta Akyea

“…if you can separate the precious from the vile, you shall be my spokesperson.”

– Jeremiah 15:19 (in part)

Practice Focus

Samuel’s areas of expertise include Dispute Resolution and Corporate Transactions.

Overview

Zoe, Akyea, and Co. were founded by its Head of Chambers, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea in 2003.

In 1994, Samuel was admitted to the Ghana Bar, and he has since garnered a reputation as an astute and first–rate lawyer.

He brings to the Firm the rich and profound experience he has gained over the past three decades in Ghana’s legal industry.

He is an eminent practitioner who is notorious for handling issues that have resulted in today’s leading decisions in areas such as banking law, commercial law, land and property law, and constitutional law, among others.

Having previously been forged on the anvil of the prestigious Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co. and later founding Zoe, Akyea & Co., he has served as a significant fountain of knowledge for the legal community. He has trained and mentored many other lawyers who are now highly regarded attorneys, judges, and government officials.

Atta Akyea has made numerous contributions to his country, including participating on legislative committees like the Finance Committee, Public Accounts Committee, and Foreign Affairs Committee, where his background in law was extremely beneficial to the oversight responsibility of that strategic arm of Government. He is currently the Chairman of the Parliamentary Sub-committee of Mines and Energy and a Member of the Special Budget Committee.

From 2017 to 2021, he also held the position of Minister of State for Works and Housing, where his extensive legal expertise helped him to finalize the implementation of the Ghanaian Building Code and other significant legislative developments. He has served in the Ghanaian legislature since 2009.

Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea pays obeisance to excellence and believes that the lazy and average cannot reign and dominate the noble legal profession.

It is for these reasons that his peers regard him as a leading practitioner in Ghana.

Experience

Representative Legal Matters

– Republic v Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.

– Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited v Western Hardwood Limited.

– Akwasi Boakye Osei vs Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited.

Credentials
Admissions
  • Ghana (1994)

Education
  • The University of Ghana, BA (Hons.) Philosophy and Law (1989)
  • Ghana School of Law, Professional Law Course (BL.) (1994)

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Member, Ghana Bar Association  
  • Member of Parliament, Abuakwa South Constituency
  • Chairman, Mines and Energy Committee

Languages
  • English
  • Twi
Interests

Atta is an avid reader who also enjoys mentoring and lay preaching.

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