J.M.S. Hayfron-Benjamin

J.M.S. Hayfron-Benjamin has represented clients in all courts of Ghana. He has attained vast experience in corporate and commercial law transactions and litigation. His versatility, experience and commercial awareness in dealing with clients from diverse backgrounds in both the public sector and in private practice has enabled him to handle a wide array of matters, both transactional and contentious, to effectively and articulately defend client interests adding value to their operations.

Mr Hayfron-Benjamin's experience includes working with small and large companies advising on and settling board issues, successfully advising on a structured US$2,000,000 international loan from OPIC to the local subsidiary of a small manufacturing company based in Virginia, USA; introducing, advising and structuring the establishment of a large foreign contractor in Ghana including advice in relation to tax, employment and contractual relations with sub-contractors; successfully conducting litigation relating to breach of contract and termination of contract, advising contractors on public procurement and public sector bidding and tendering processes in Ghana, and structuring various contracts and leases.

J.M.S. Hayfron-Benjamin has also been involved with public service having been an Assistant Parliamentary Counsel and Special Assistant to the Speaker at the House of Parliament advising the Speaker on the interpretation of the Rules and Standing Orders of the House, assisting in the composition and preparation of speeches delivered by the Speaker, and served as Counsel to the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Rules Committee of the House from 1998 - 2000.  Mr Hayfron-Benjamin is admitted to practice law in Ghana.

Education

Ghana School of Law, 1997
University of Buckingham, 1993 - LLB

Associations

Member, Ghana Bar Association
Buckingham University Alumni Association

Languages

English