Theophilus Tawiah

Theophilus Tawiah


I am a Law Lecturer, Law School at University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) where I teach and research into tax law, financial services and company law since September 2017. I am a lawyer and Certified Tax Advisor with vast experience in I am skilled corporate and commercial,  energy, corporate governance, corporate finance, comercial litigation, banking and tax law. I was recently appointed as a Tax Tribunal Judge in Ghana's first Independent Tax Appeals Board (ITAB).

I am the Founder/Partner of WTS Nobisfields, a legal and tax firm in Ghana. WTS Nobisfields is a member of WTS Global. I am also the Supervisory Board Member for Africa/Africa Leader at WTS Global. I am a Non-Executive Director at the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC).

I am an experienced lawyer and tax advisor and have been ranked by Legal 500 as recommended lawyer for Corporate and Commercial (M&A), Energy, Dispute Resolution and Banking and Finance and ITR as Highly Regarded Individual for Corporate Tax. Prior to starting WTS Nobisfields, I held various roles at Ernst & Young Ghana  including Senior Tax Advisor in the International Tax and Transfer Pricing Unit. 

I have conducted for a number of international organisations including Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and International Organisation for Immigration (IOM). I was the consultant that produced “Annual Assessment of the Tax Policies and Strategies of Ghana: Analysis from 2015 to 2020: An Independent Assessment by CSO, Academia and Private Sector Report (GIZ, 2022)”.

I am qualified to practise in England and Wales and Ghana. I hold an MSc (Oxford) LLM (Cardiff), LPC (De Montfort), LLB (Leicester) and BCom (Cape Coast). I am a member of Ghana Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Taxation, International Fiscal Association and the Society of England and Wales.


Tawiah, T., Tax Strategies to Fight Global Warming: What is the Answer? Tax Notes International Vol. 110, 5 June 2023

Tawiah, T., “A Good Case for Aligning International Trade Law with International Tax Law” UPSA Law School Journal April 2022 203-213

Tawiah, T.,  “Do We Need Public Enforcement for Breach of Duties of Company Directors Under the Companies Act 2006?” Journal of Law and Criminal Justice June 2021, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 52-80

Tawiah, T.,  Wealth Taxes in Ghana, A Call for Reform, presented at UPSA Law School Faculty Seminar series on 23 September 2021

Owusu, I.O.,  and Tawiah, T.,  Ghana’s Deposit Protection Act, Are Depositors Protected? Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization (2021), pp 2224-3240

Tawiah,T.,  “Privacy Right and Common Law Protection” Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization 7 (2012) p.12-16

Tawiah, T.,  Tax Appeal System in Ghana, A Call for Reform Working Paper


  • Master of Science (MSc) Taxation, University of Oxford
  • Master of Laws (LLM), Cardiff University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, De Montfort University
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Leicester
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) University of Cape Coast