Godwin Selasi Profile

Godwin Selasi Dakpo, Esq
Barrister & Solicitor of Ghana


  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Immovable Property Law
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Corporate & Immigration Practice
  • IP & IT Law
  • International Trade Practice


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
  • Barrister-at-Law (BL) – Ghana School of Law, Kumasi Campus
  • Member, Ghana Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association



While working at AB & David Africa, Godwin represented both local and international Clients in dispute resolutions before the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Ghana. Among some of the clients Godwin rendered legal services for include Siemens Energy Oil and Gas Equipment Limited, Zenith Bank Ghana Limited, Minerals Commission, Parakuo Estates Limited, and National Communications Backbone Company Limited (Vodafone Ghana).

Godwin had the privilege to learn as a trainee in a number of law firms in Ghana, including, Integrated Legal Consultants headed by Olusola Ogundimu Esq.; Kulendi@Law previously headed by Justice Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi, currently Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, and Lawplus Attorneys headed by Dennis A. Dwomoh.

Being a dedicated and passionate student of the law, Godwin has developed considerable mastery of the rules of court and knows how to get the best result for his clients. Clients and colleagues have always recommended Godwin to handle litigation matters due to his ability to speak eloquently, his display of adequate knowledge of the relevant laws and his advocacy skills in the courtroom.

Godwin joins the Law Office of Elisa Kumadey with excellent legal expertise to tackle all civil and criminal litigation matters and to provide legal advisory services to both local and international clients.

  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Immovable Property Law
  • Labuor & Employment Law
  • Corporate & Immigration Practice
  • International Trade Practice
  • IP & IT Law
  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation

What we do as Corporate & Commercial Litigation Lawyers

The Law Office of Elisa Kumadey happily represents both corporate and individual clients in all kinds of commercial disputes in court. Our job as corporate and commercial litigation attorneys is to understand the needs and interests of our clients and the industries within which they operate. Based on our understanding of the client’s business and industry, we ensure excellent outcome for all matters we handle in court on behalf of our Clients.

Our Clients have consistently hired us because we help them better in getting the results that meet the needs of their business and minimize the cost and delay of dispute resolutions by litigation. Our resolve to support businesses grow and rise above the negative effects of litigation makes us stand tall as the go-to firm for corporate and commercial litigation.

The services the Law Firm provides in this practice area include:

  • Debt Recovery
  • Land Litigation & Conveyancing
  • Estate litigation  
  • Matrimonial Causes
  • Adoption Proceedings
  • Company, Insolvency and Insurance Litigation
  • Labour and Employment Litigation
  • Landlord and Tenant Litigation
  • Human Rights Litigation
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Representation before Statutory Bodies
  • Civil and Criminal Appeals
  • Energy & Infrastructure

What we do as Energy & Infrastructure Lawyers

As energy and infrastructure attorneys, our interest is in helping our clients succeed in these sectors despite the complex statutory and regulatory regimes. Whether our clients are looking for a permit or license to operate in the oil and gas sector, power distributions sector or to meet the local content requirements of the energy sector, among others, we offer exceptional legal services with the aim of helping them meet these requirements and do business in these sectors with ease.

We also assist our clients in meeting the statutory requirements to building and running all kinds of infrastructural projects in Ghana. Our commitment to delivering exceptional legal services to clients seeking to operate or currently operating in the infrastructure sector is highly recommended.

Our practice in this area covers services such as:

  • Preparation/Review of Construction Contracts
  • Preparation of Claims
  • Representation in Construction Disputes before Dispute Adjudication Boards, Arbitral Tribunals, etc.
  • Contract Administration
  • Preparation/Review of Performance Guarantee, Bid Guarantee, Bid Bonds, etc.
  • Assistance with Bidding for Construction Contracts or Project
  • Preparation of Particulars/Conditions of Contract and Fidic-Related Contracts
  • Corporate and Secretarial Practices for Construction firms and companies
  • Preparation of Local Content Plans/Programs  
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice

What we do as ADR practitioners

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is at the heart of non-litigation approach to dispute resolutions. We understand the rationale of our clients seeking to resolve their disputes through non-litigation means. Against this backdrop, we assist our clients in all ADR-related mechanisms with the aim of reducing cost and delay, and promoting continuous commercial relationship between our clients and their opponents. We pride ourselves in helping our Clients with all aspects of;

  • Arbitration Proceedings (as counsel),
  • Mediation Proceedings (as mediators and counsel)
  • Negotiations of Contracts and Compensation payments 
  • Immovable Property Law

What we do as Immovable Property Law Lawyers

Every land is eternally precious and when it ends up in disputes, the right team of lawyers know how best to recover it. The Law Office of Elisa Kumadey makes it its goal to help clients in all transactions relating to land and landed property. Our understanding of the dynamics of the Ghanaian real estate industry helps us better assist our clients get the best deals at the best rates for their business and personal use.

We provide the following services in this area of practice;

  • Preparation of Contract for Sale of Lands and Indentures
  • Representation in Land Disputes in Court
  • Assistance with Due Diligence in Acquisition of Property
  • Assistance with Property Acquisition for Personal and Commercial Use
  • Preparation of Other Documents Affecting Lands including Power of Attorney, Vesting Assents, Deeds of Gift, etc.
  • Labour & Employment

What we do as Labour & Employment Lawyers

We assist both employers and employees in labour and employment matters. Matters concerning wrongful dismissal, unfair termination of employment, delay in payment of compensations due employees, recovery of entitlements from state institutions and private employers, are within this area of practice. We have consistently helped our clients in;

  • Preparation/Review of Employment Contracts
  • Preparation/Review of Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Representation of Either Employees or Employers Before the National Labor Commission and the Superior Courts of Ghana
  • Negotiation of Remunerations of Employees
  • Recovery of Retirement Benefits
  • Recovery of Delayed Compensation Payments, etc.
  • Corporate & Immigration Practice

What we do as Corporate & Immigration Practitioners

We provide general corporate and secretarial services to local and international clients. We act as company secretary and offer local directorship services to corporate entities in, among others, energy, infrastructure, construction, trade, banking and finance sectors. We provide retainer services to corporate bodies who need legal advisory services and require representations in court from time to time.

We are also able to help clients register their business entities including subsidiaries and establish legal presence in Ghana in their quest to expand their business operations. We assist clients to obtain the requisite permits and registration statuses that can enable them to legitimately operate in Ghana.

Our Law Firm also provides wide range of immigration services to Clients. Our immigration services include representing individual clients who seek employment and family-based immigration status. The Law Office of Elisa Kumadey is also dedicated to helping individuals with application for the following visas:

  • E1 Visa
  • E2 Visa
  • E3 Visa
  • Eb1a Visa
  • Eb2 Visa
  • Eb3 Visa
  • Eb5 Visa
  • F1 Visa
  • H1b Visa
  • K1 Visa
  • J1 Visa
  • L1 Visa
  • Visitor Visa
  • Green Card Renewal
  • Family-based Green Card
  • Naturalization
  • Reentry Permit
  • Refugee Travel Document
  • Deportation and Removal Defence
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • IP & IT law

 What we do as IP & IT Lawyers

Intellectual Property and Information Technology laws are emerging areas in the world at large and every business person is seeking reliable partners who can help them tap the advantages these areas present. That is why we take keen interest in providing legal services and support to clients in this area with the aim of maximizing clients’ profits and maximum for protection of our Clients business. In this regard, we provide services such as;

  • Registration of Trademarks, Business Names, Trade Names, etc.
  • Registration of Patents
  • Copyright Registrations
  • Preparation/Review of Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, Website Cookies Policies, General Website Policies, Social Media and Website Disclaimers
  • Website/Apps Development Agreements
  • International Trade

What we do as International Trade lawyers? 

We assist our clients in international trade-related practices and help them appreciate the legal regime of operating businesses across Africa and beyond. We are passionate about helping our Clients succeed in doing business under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA). We provide legal advice to clients seeking to do business under the AfCFTA. We have requisite expertise as well as legal consultants who assist our Clients understand the legal regime of doing business in Africa.