Mrs. Clara Kasser-Tee

Lecturer

Contact

Email: 
ckkasser-tee@ug.edu.gh
Clara Kasser-Tee is the founder and current Head of Kasser Law Firm. She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and has publications on Oil and Gas Law, Environmental Law and Regulation, Taxation, Business Law, Institutional Assessment and Anti-Corruption.
 
Clara Kasser-Tee graduated at the top of her class at the Ghana School of Law and is a recipient of the prestigious John Mensah Sarbah Prize given to the best overall graduating law student. She also won the award for the best student in the Law of Taxation in 2009.
 
In March, 2010, Clara was chosen by the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), an international non- governmental organization as its role model for its Career and Entrepreneurship Fair, organized for young women.
 
Clara has held the positions of Chairperson of the Student Representative Council (SRC) Judicial Committee of the Ghana School of Law, Chairperson of the Volta Hall Seminar Committee and a Justice of the Legon SRC Court of Justice, and Chairperson for the GIMPA Law School Seminars and Conferences Committee, among others. She is currently editorial member of the Legon Journal of International Affairs and Diplomacy and Board Member of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), among others.
 
Clara has, among other things, developed a concept to improve tax collection in Ghana, using existing facilities such as the courts, which has been approved by the Ghana Judicial Service and the Ghana Revenue Authority.
 
Clara contributes to legal education, political and institutional development through several engagements with the media and the Ghana Revenue Authority on relevant national issues. She has earned the respect and trust of the public, (including members of the judiciary, the Ghana Bar, other public and private institutions and the general public) who openly praise her in- depth knowledge of the law, and professionalism. Many consider her an inspiration.
 
CREDENTIALS
  •  LLM, (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  •  BL- Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana
  •  LLB- University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  •  BA (Philosophy and English) - University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
 
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Business Law
  • Law of Taxation
  • Immoveable Property

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  1. Understanding, Preventing and Fighting Administrative Corruption in the Business Registration Regime in Ghana, Business Law Review, Issue 41-4, August 2020 (published by Kluwer Law International).
  2. Citizenship-based Taxation: Outrageous or Broadening the Tax base? A Ghanaian Perspective by Clara K. Beeri Kasser-Tee and Tawia Akyea, GIMPA Law Review, Issue 5 (2020).
  3.  The Role of Women in the Fight against Corruption in Ghana, Development in Practice (accepted for publication Article CDIP-2020-0088).
  4.  ‘Mediation in Ghana: A critical examination of how Act 798 seeks to improve Mediation and the Mediation Process in Ghana’, GIMPA Law Review, 2 (2017).
  5.  Rethinking our Mindset and Toolkit for our Anti-Graft Campaign: A Case for an Independent EOCO, The Anti-Corruption Newsletter, Vol. 1, November 2019.
  6.  Recent Developments in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Industry: Implications for the Investor, Emerging Markets Africa – Issue 8 @ p8; the article was also published in the Business & Financial Times, March 7, 2012 page 16 and March 12, 2012 page 9.
  7. Tax Assessment, Tax Disputes and Mediation: Making it easier for the Taxpayer and the Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Business & Financial Times, Monday, June 20, 2016 at Page 19, Friday, June 24, 2016, Monday, June 27, 2016 and Wednesday, June 29, 2016 and online at: https://www.modernghana.com/.../tax-assessment-tax-disputes-and-mediatio...... and https://www.newsghana.com.gh/wp.../Mediation-and-Tax-Disputes-complete-a....
  8. Section 3 of PNDCL 84 and Environmental Regulation of Petroleum Upstream Activities, Business & Financial Times, September 12, 2011 page 17 and online at: at: Section 3 of PNDCL 84 & env'tal regulation of oil exploration | Feature.
  9. Research Report on the Cost of Administrative Corruption, Private Enterprise Federation, February 2020, https://www.pef.org.gh/index.php/en/contentclassification/itemlist/tag/a...
  10.  Research Report on Cross Sectoral Licensing Requirement, February 2020. https://www.pef.org.gh/index.php/en/2015-11-04-19-46-07/pef-research reports/item/160-report-on-cross-sectoral-licensing-requirement