Daniel AmeleySenior Partner at D. K. Ameley & Associates
Daniel Kofi Ameley is the Founding and Senior Partner at D.K. Ameley & Associates. He has practiced law in various capacities for 36 years. His expertise includes the Law of the Sea, Shipping Law and Marine Environmental Law. Prior to setting up D.K. Ameley & Associates in 2002, Daniel worked with the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority - Ghana’s statutory public organization mandated to build, operate, maintain and regulate seaports in Ghana – in various capacities, including Chief Legal advisor, Personnel and Administrative Manager and Secretary to the Board. Daniel also worked as a consultant to the Fisheries Department of Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture, where he provided legal advice on the Fisheries Sub Sector Capacity Building. He advised on the content and text of Ghana’s Fisheries Law. He also served as a member of a committee of experts to advise on the formulation of the Ghana Shipping Law.Daniel has delivered lectures at several seminars. He delivered a paper titled ‘Maritime liens and the arrest of ships’ to judges of Ghana’s Superior Courts of Judicature. He also delivered a lecture on ‘Ship Registration, Nationality and Aspects of Admiralty Jurisdiction and Practice in Ghana’ to lawyers and law students at the Ghana School of Law, and ‘Ship Registration’ to selected distinguished persons at Ghana’s Military Academy.He studied at the University of Ghana, as well as the Ghana School of Law. He holds an LLM from the International Maritime Law Institute, Malta, where he received special recognition by the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization. He has certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration from the International Law Institute in cooperation with Georgetown University, Washington DC, US; Dredging by the International Association of Dredging Companies in conjunction with the National University of Singapore; and Deep Seabed Mining by the International Ocean Institute, Operational Center, India. Daniel was called to the Ghana Bar in 1983.