Mr. Fui Tsikata
Advisory Board member
Fui Tsikata is Senior Partner at Reindorf Chambers, the Ghana affiliate of the international law firm DLA Piper. He has led the firm’s advice to international clients in a wide range of sectors. He has participated in many significant negotiations in Ghana involving infrastructure, mineral and power projects dating from 1982.
He is a founding member of the board of directors of the African Arbitration Association, established in June 2018 with the object of improving the participation of Africans and African institutions in the resolution of (mainly commercial and investment) international disputes relating to Africa.
He has been involved in major international litigation on behalf of Ghana, including being one of its advocates in proceedings at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) relating to the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire conducted between December 2014 and September 2017.
He has significant experience working on mineral and energy law and policy issues in Africa. He has served as consultant to the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Commonwealth Secretariat on mineral and related regulatory regimes on the continent and particular sub-regions.
He was a member of the International Study Group (ISG) established by UNECA and jointly sponsored with the AUC to review Africa’s mining regimes. He co-ordinated the writing of its report titled “Minerals and Africa’s Development”, which was published in December 2011. He was associate editor for Africa (between 1999 and 2012) and remains on the editorial board of Resources Policy, an international journal of minerals policy and economics published by Elsevier.
He taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana for twenty-nine years, from October 1976 to July 2005. Before that, he was Research Officer at the Ghana Law Reform Commission from January 1975 to September 1976. Mr. Tsikata has a law degree from Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar).