Ms. Zeinab Ayariga




Zeinab Abdulai Ayariga is a Lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law and a lawyer by profession. For nearly a decade she has served in adjunct and full-time capacities at private and public tertiary institutions teaching courses in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Commercial Law at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professionally, Zeinab has previously worked as a State Attorney with the Civil Division at the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice where she was responsible for a variety of cases relating to international arbitration and litigation. She is deeply knowledgeable about the pertinent issues of state contracts, international investments, investor-state arbitrations and international commercial arbitration and litigation, negotiations, land and natural resources and construction disputes. She has had great exposure having worked with both local and international arbitration consultants on investor-state disputes at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Centre for Commerce (ICC) and the Ghana Arbitration Centre including negotiations for a few sovereign bonds for the Republic of Ghana. As a State Attorney, Zeinab worked in numerous capacities including serving as the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Attorney-General, acting Board Secretary to the Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL), Member of the In-Country Working Group on Voluntary and Security and Human Rights and several other Committees.



• LL.M (International Economics of Law) – University of Warwick, UK
• QCL/BL - Ghana School of Law
• LL.B - University of Ghana School of Law
• BA (Geography & Resource Development with Sociology) – University of




• Administrative Law
• Constitutional Law
• State Contracts and Investor-State Arbitration • International law, International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation • Land and Natural Resources Law and Regulation




• Ghana Bar Association (GBA)
• Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)