Lecturers-Faculty of Law

Position: Assistant Lecturer

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Academic Area of Interest

  • Corporate and Finance Law

 

Biography

Paul Mba Yelzaalem is a lawyer with over seven years of post qualification experience. He holds an LLB degree from the University of Ghana, BL from the Ghana School of Law, and LLM in Business and Finance Law from the George Washington University, United States of America. Paul’s experience covers public law and business and finance. He was a key player at the Constitution Review Commission that oversaw the review of the 1992 Constitution which led to proposals for constitutional reforms in Ghana.  At the Constitution Review Commission, Paul assisted in holding consultations in Ghana and abroad on the constitution of Ghana and wrote a thematic brief on legislative powers (including transition of parliament) for the thematic brief session on legislative powers during the National Constitution Review conference in 2011. Paul’s main practice focus is corporate and finance Law. At the United Bank for Africa, he handled transactions including perfections of bank securities, due diligence, syndicated loan agreements, and credit documentation of varied descriptions. He represented the bank in court on garnishee proceedings, and appeared before quasi-judicial bodies including the Economic and Organized Crime Office of Ghana on matters of money laundry, fraud and other financial crimes. At UBA, Paul handled company secretarial matters and interfaced with the Bank Supervision Department of the Bank of Ghana. He was assigned administrator for UBA on the Bank of Ghana collateral registry.

Paul is currently lecturing at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, teaching Insurance Law, Law of Contract, and Company and Partnership Law. He has the passion for financial securities, particularly, the public offering of securities. He plays tennis and loves classical music.  

 

Academic Degrees

  • LLM Business and Finance Law, George Washington University Law School, USA, 2014
  • BL, Ghana School of Law, 2010
  • LLB, University of Ghana, 2008
  • Physics, KNUST, 2004

 

Selected Publication

2016

Achievements of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of the United States: Lessons for Ghana, JBR/16/15

 

Courses Taught

  • Insurance Law
  • Company and Partnership
  • Law of Contracts
  • Business Law
  • Corporate and Business Law

Professional Membership & Affiliations

  • Ghana Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
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