Biography

Gracious is a Ghanaian trainee international lawyer and current candidate of the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS).

He holds LL.M. in International Law (top of his class) from Xiamen University, China; Diploma (Distinction) in International Tax Law from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria; and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom, Honours) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He further studied advanced courses in Public International Law at the Xiamen Academy of International Law and Private International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands.

Before Geneva, Gracious undertook international legal consultancy in Germany. He also served as aides to His Excellency Abdulqawi A. Yusuf, President and Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ); and the eminent Ruth Wedgwood, Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at the Johns Hopkins University in the United States. He, besides, was a teaching and a research assistant in law after his undergraduate and during his previous LL.M. Studies.

His scholarships in international investment treaty law and arbitration, and international tax law have, respectively, been published by Oxford University Press in the ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal, and by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) - ‘the world’s foremost authority on cross-border taxation’.

Gracious is a member of Young-ICSID, Young-OGEMID, the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL), and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).

Nationality

Ghana

Working languages

English

Other languages

German
Mandarin

Location

Switzerland
Geneva

Areas of Expertise

Investment Arbitration
International Commercial Arbitration
International Economic Law
International Dispute Settlement
Tax
Contract Law
Private International Law
Public International Law
Investment Law