VINCENT KIZITO BEYUO

Principal Partner

Admitted to Ghana Bar in 1993

Kizito has been the Managing Partner of Beyuo & Co since he founded the firm in 2008 after fifteen years of private civil commercial practice.

In his entire legal practice he has advised international and domestic companies, ranging from financial institutions, to state and parastatal institutions on complex transactions and tasks. These have included advising State owned banks listing on the Ghana Stock Exchange and a host of clients on syndicated financial packages, commercial agreements, regulatory and compliance issues.

Practice

Kizito’s current practice focuses mainly on corporate/commercial and litigation. He has been advising a range of clients, both domestic and international, from big multi-nationals to smaller start-up businesses on a wide range of transactions.

Kizito focuses also on dispute resolution with emphasis on litigation and arbitration. He continues to represent international aid agencies, multinational and national companies, financial institutions including leading banks in several high profile litigation in the trial and appellate courts in Ghana in areas including corporate governance, company law, employment, real estate and other commercial contracts. He is a  lawyer’s lawyer, he has represented the General Legal Council, the body responsible for legal education and licensing of lawyers, in all manner of legal actions. He has represented an international financial institution in respect of its immunity from the judicial processes of the courts of Ghana. He has also previously engaged in litigation before the courts of Ghana concerning the immunity of a South American state and its military asset within Ghana.

Arbitration

With respect to arbitration practice, Kizito has acted both as counsel and sole or co-arbitrator. He was involved as local co-counsel in an ICC arbitration over wrongful termination of an infrastructure contract. He has been appointed as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in several domestic arbitrations with respect to commercial disputes. He is currently acting as sole arbitrator in at least three arbitrations involving disputes arising from commercial agreements. Kizito is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Ghana Arbitration Centre, and has also been involved in domestic and foreign arbitration as counsel.

Education

He studied law at the University of Ghana from 1988 to 1991. He obtained his professional certificate from the Ghana School of Law in 1993. He was appointed a Notary Public for the Republic of Ghana in 1994. He is a member of the Rules of Court Committee, a body set up under the Constitution of Ghana to make rules and regulations for regulation the practice and procedure of all courts in Ghana and specified tribunals and bodies.

Kizito enjoys photography and collects retro music and LPs as a hobby. He also loves to travel to exotic destinations around the world.