Nhyiraba Yaw Sompa Okyere

Nhyiraba Yaw Sompa Okyere

Managing Associate

Summary Experience

Yaw Sompa is the Managing Associate of the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice as well as Environmental, Social & Governance practice areas. Yaw has extensive experience as a Finance, Sustainability and Governance lawyer in Ghana.

Yaw is an Actuarial Science graduate with a Risk Management and Information Security masters and a career spanning across several universal banks in Ghana. He has the unique ability and diversity to provide clients with commercially sound legal advice.

Yaw has a deep understanding of the business landscape in Ghana. His experiences include setting up Enterprise Risk and Regulatory Frameworks in some banks and working on an EUR 8 Million European Investment Bank direct finance scheme through UT Bank, USAID Direct Guarantee Agreement and Agricultural Finance Scheme in Ghana between DANIDA, AGRA and UT Bank. Yaw has also worked on Environmental, Social and Governance projects with both International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Advanced Finance and Investment Group (AFIG).

Yaw has an MBA from the Business School Netherland and an LLB from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and the Institute of Directors, Ghana, an accredited ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, Lead Auditor, Certified Trainer, and a trained ADR practitioner as well as a Compliance Management System Implementer.

Yaw has passion for dispute resolution and has been part of some landmark Litigation and Arbitration cases.