DR. SAMUEL OBENG MANTEAW

Dr. Samuel Obeng Manteaw is a lawyer, and lecturer at University of Ghana Faculty of Law. He holds a PhD in Law from University of Ghana. He has two Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees: in Intellectual Property (from The George Washington University) and LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice from Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He earned his Barrister/Solicitor’s Certificate from the Ghana School of Law and his LL.B. degree from University of Ghana. He has accreditation as an Australia Nationally Accredited Mediator with expertise in ADR. He teaches and supervises students’ research in the Oil and Gas graduate course at the Faculty of Law focusing on Oil and Gas Contracts, Commercial and Contract Negotiations, Mining, Project Management, Environmental and Social Issues. He consults for international organizations and entities in several countries in various continents. He was the Lead Consultant for Africa for a Global Project sponsored by Carnegie Foundation from 2005 to 2007 which resulted in over ten (10) publications. In 2004, he was a Judge in the Phillip Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington DC and has been Visiting Scholar at many prestigious institutions including International Law Institute in DC, Pacific McGeorge in California, Univ. of Dundee in Scotland, North West University in Potchefstroom South Africa, Univ. of South Florida, and Univ. of Western Australia. He is a Carnegie Scholar, Judge Thomas Buergenthal Scholar, Finnegan Henderson Scholar, among many other awards. He has attended many conferences, facilitated several seminars and workshops; and has a zeal for capacity building and transfer of knowledge in legal, commercial, contractual, negotiations aspects of resources development. He has recently facilitated and contributed to courses and workshops sponsored by the Australian Government, Cameroonian Government, UNECA, African Mining for Development Centre, International Mining for Development Centre, University of Western Australia, University of Ghana, etc on Minerals Negotiation Skills Training, Mining Law and Policy for Sustainable Development, Negotiating Natural Resources Contracts and Deals, etc.

 

Publications                                                                                                                          

  • S.O.Manteaw, Ghana’s Patent Law and Practice: A Critical Analysis of Parents Act, 2003 (Act 657) (Accepted for Publication in 2016 Vol. 29 UGLJ).
  • John Mensah Sarbah and African Value Systems in Legal Education, (2014) UGLJ
  • Regulating Nuclear Power in Ghana in a Post-Fukushima World Vol. 7 LEJIAD 1 (May 2013)
  • Patent Law in Ghana: Critique and Proposals for Change (2010/2011) KNUST Law Journal Vol. 5
  • Patent Law in Ghana: Proposals for Change (2008-2010) Vol. 24 UGLJ, 111
  • Legal Education in Africa: What Type of Lawyer does Africa Need? 39 McGeorge L. Rev. 903 (2008)
  • Clinical Legal Education: An Introduction and Proposals for Reform  (2005-2007)(Vol. 23 UGLJ, 25)
  • Reforming Legal Education in Africa: Lessons from Ghana (in DEVELOPMENTS IN GHANA LAW SINCE INDEPENDENCE: HISTORY, DEVELOPMENT & PROSPECTS, Mensa-Bonsu et al, eds., Black Mask: Ghana, 2007)
  • Ten (10) Publications on Biosecurity Legislation and Institutional Framework in selected African Countries (2007)
  • Manteaw, S.O. Redefining Nuclear Safety using an Integrative Concentric Paradigm for effective Nuclear Power Regulation, University of Ghana Law Journal, UG, Legon, Vol XXVIII2015, PP.42-83

 

Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Facilitated and/or Attended     __

  • Minerals Negotiation Skills Training”. Facilitated several sessions of a five-day maiden course organized by University of Western Australia and IM4DC under the sponsorship of AUSAID, African Mining for Development Centre (AM4DC) and UNECA at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 2015
  •  “Mining Law and Policy for Sustainable Development III”. Facilitated several sessions of a five-day course organized by University of Ghana School of Law, in collaboration with University of Western Australia and IM4DC and under the sponsorship of AUSAID, at UG, Legon, Ghana, March 2-6, 2015
  •  “Receiving Justice in Your Own Language - The Role of the Interpreter in Ghanaian Law Courts”. Chaired, Critiqued & Contributed to a Seminar Presentation by Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy Akrofi Ansah at an Institute of African Studies (IAS) Seminar Series, at University of Ghana, Legon, Accra on November 13, 2014
  • All Africa Course on International Humanitarian Law”. Participated in the 12th Edition of the Course under the sponsorship of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) West Africa Region, at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria, South Africa, October 27- November 07, 2014
  •  “Mining Law & Policy for Sustainable Development II”. Facilitated several sessions of a five-day course organized by the University of Ghana School of Law, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia and IM4DC and under the sponsorship of AUSAID, at UG, Legon, Ghana, July 2014
  • Mining On Top: Africa-London Summit, (Sharing the Benefits of the Commodity Boom)”. Participated in the Mining Conference under the sponsorship of IM4Dc & AUSAID in Westminster, London, UK, June 24-26, 2014
  • Mining Law and Policy for Sustainable Development I”. Facilitated several sessions of a five-day maiden course organized by University of Ghana School of Law, in collaboration with University of Western Australia and IM4DC and under the sponsorship of AUSAID, at UG, Legon, Ghana, April 2014
  • Mining Law & Policy for Sustainable Development”. Participated in a Curriculum Development Workshop organised by the University of Western Australia (UWA) and International Mining for Development (IM4DC) under the sponsorship of AUSAID, in Perth, Australia, from February 8-27, 2014
  • Investing in Africa”. Participated in the Mining Indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, under the sponsorship of IM4DC/AUSAID from February 1-6, 2014
  • Negotiating Natural Resources Contracts and Deals”. Participated in a workshop organized by the Office of the Prime Minister of Cameroon at Univ. of Yaoundé and Hilton Hotel, Cameroon in 2013
  • Evaluating Ghana’s Regulatory Readiness for Safe Nuclear Power Generation Using International Law and Comparative Study ApproachesPhD Thesis Presentations at Univ. of Ghana Wetlands & Grad. Sch. 2013
  • Approaches to PhD Thesis Defence” Presented a paper at a Carnegie GAPS Scholars Roundtable Presentation at University of South Florida, Florida May, 2012
  • International Nuclear Law”. Participated in the maiden Nuclear Law Institute organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna 2011
  •  “Trans-boundary Protection of Biodiversity Resources”. Participated in an Environmental Law Summer School at the North West University Law School at Potchefstroom in South Africa under the sponsorship of the University of Giessen in Germany in March 2011.
  •  “The Legal and Policy Framework for Marketing in Ghana”. Facilitated a Seminar organized at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Accra by CommerceGhana LLC, USA & CommerceGhana Ltd. (Nov., 2011)
  • The Legal Framework for International Nuclear Law”, Participated in the International School of Nuclear Law and presented papers on aspects of the topic at University of Montepellier, France, August, 2010