First memorial lecture held in honour of Kojo Bentsi-Enchill

At today’s inaugural lecture, Speaker Prof. Justice Samuel Date-Bah described Kojo Bentsi-Enchill as a good friend, one who was passionate about the law, and a quintessential intellectual.

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One of Ghana’s leading law firms, Bentsi-Enchill Letsa and Ankomah (BELA) today, May 26, 2022, held the first of what will become annual memorial lectures in honour of its late founding partner Kojo Bentsi-Enchill.

While he may be known for his efforts in the development of Ghana’s legal architecture, Kojo Bentsi-Enchill’s name may have been particularly recognized with the digitization of law reports, journals, and other legal materials in Ghana.

“He set out to improve the legal system itself by building Datacenta into the preeminent digital legal publishing house, publishing the law reports of Ghana as well as legislation & subordinate legislation. He even completed a legal dictionary for Ghana,” Prof Victor Essien, his law school mate in the US during the 1980s and a close friend recounted in a tribute last year. 

He founded the firm in 1988 with his law faculty colleague, Divine Letsa. Bentsi-Entsill, Letsa Ankomah.

At today’s inaugural lecture held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Speaker, Professor Justice Samuel Date-Bah, a retired Justice of Ghana’s Supreme Court described Kojo Bentsi-Enchill as a good friend, one who was passionate about the law and a quintessential intellectual. 

The lecture was held under the theme, ‘The Evolution of the Regulation of Commerce in Ghana,’ and Prof. Justice Date-Bah spoke distinctly on the topic, ‘Fashioning a Regulatory Regime for Distressed Companies.’

He spoke on areas around rescue provisions to accompany the Companies Act 2019, pre-legislative deliberations, and the regulatory regime introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring Act, 2020.

“The ups and downs of corporate enterprises affect national welfare and therefore the rescue of any companies should be of interest to all Ghanaians,” he said.

Present were the family of Kojo Bentsi-Enchill, retired partner of the firm, Divine Letsa, legal practitioners, current partners of the firm, other staff, as well as individuals from the business community.