Kobina Hughes Consultant

Background

Kobina qualified as a UK solicitor in 1994. He then spent many years in private practice and in the public sector in the UK before deciding to live and work in Ghana in 2012. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 2014.

Kobina’s last two roles in the UK before going to Ghana were as Head of Commercial Law and Procurement at the Greater London Authority and as a Senior Lawyer with Ofgem (the gas and electricity markets economic regulator). Since his return to Ghana, he has worked as the Principal Officer, Monitoring and Regulation at the Volta River Authority (VRA). Kobina holds a BSc in Systems Engineering, an LL.B and an MSc Construction Law and Arbitration.

Kobina has experience of negotiating many standard forms of contract including the FIDIC forms, JCT, NEC, and ICE forms.

Specialist expertise

At Ofgem, Kobina advised on the Offshore Wind programme and on establishing the Feed-In Tariff programme. He has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the power sector in Ghana and the ECOWAS region. He has acted for and advised the VRA and a number of the IPPs setting up in Ghana.

Kobina’s memberships/positions include:

  • Member of the Royal African Society.