The death is reported of Ekow Awoonor, a Ghanaian legal luminary. He passed away today August 18 2014. Close associates of the late Ekow Awoonor informed sankofaonline.com that he died of complications of knee surgery in the USA
Ekow Awoonor was the Principal of the firm,Awoonor Law Consultancy. He held a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ghana, Legon (1971) and a Masters of Laws from Temple School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (1974). He was enrolled as a member of the Ghana Bar in 1974 and was a member of the International Bar Association.
Ekow Awoonor had extensive experience in Corporate and Investment Law served a client base of mainly foreign-owned companies. He was a consultant and resource person to the Ghana Stock Exchange for its training programme for brokers and investment advisors. Ekow conducted several financial seminars in collaboration with Databank Financial Services Limited on such topics as stock exchange listing, venture capital, finance leasing portfolio management.
He offered legal advice to clients taking equity in various financial institutions such as merchant banks, discount houses, finance leasing companies and venture capital companies. He served as legal counsel for a number of private companies which went public and were listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. He was a Consultant for DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS LIMITED, a group of Canadian and Ghanaian Consultants specialising in Capital Markets and Development issues. He was recently appointed by UNIDO GHANA to advise on the implications of GATT for developing economies in Sub-region. Ekow Awoonor was also a director of SSB Bank Limited for several years before it became SG-SSB Bank.