Gelaga King

Gelaga King was enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone in 1988.

He advises and represents, individuals, corporations, organisations and NGOs on a diverse range of matters including, dispute resolution, litigation, compliance issues, acquisitions, re-financing, liquidation, share charges, mineral rights, and matters arising out of the Anti-Corruption Act.

His local knowledge of the investment environment, the regulatory and legislative framework allows him to advise clients on private sector investment, capital raising and funding. He is the author of the Sierra Leone chapter in African Business Law. The chapter can be accessed here: https://www.africanlawbusiness.com/specialreport/sierra-leone

Gelaga is dual qualified having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985 by Gray’s Inn. He practices as a barrister in the United Kingdom, sits part time as a judge and is a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn.

He is an accredited civil and commercial mediator, and a member of the London Court of international Arbitration before which he has successfully appeared as lead counsel.

He is the author of the Sierra Leone chapter on arbitration in the International Comparative Legal Guide. The chapter can be accessed here: https://iclg.com/practice-areas/international-arbitration-laws-and-regulations/sierra-leone

He is an expert in complex advocacy and is an International Advocacy Trainer of trainers. 

He is the Vice Chair of the UK-Sierra Leone Pro Bono Network which works collaboratively with individuals and organisations to support, strengthen and enhance the rule of law and access to justice. 

He is an honorary member of the Ghanaian Bar and a consultant to the Ghanaian Law firm Lincoln Rose.  


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