Vanessa DE HAPPI

Vanessa DE HAPPI is our exclusively recommended Leasing Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vanessa directly using the contact details listed above.

A lease is a contract outlining the terms under which one party agrees to rent property owned by another party. It guarantees the lessee, also known as the tenant, use of an asset and guarantees the lessor, the property owner or landlord, regular payments for a specified period in exchange. Both the lessee and the lessor face consequences if they fail to uphold the terms of the contract. It is a form of incorporeal right.

Leases are legal and binding contracts that set forth the terms of rental agreements in real estate and real and personal property. These contracts stipulate the duties of each party to effect and maintain the agreement and are enforceable by each. For example, a residential property lease includes the address of the property, landlord responsibilities, and tenant responsibilities, such as the rent amount, a required security deposit, rent due date, consequences for breach of contract, the duration of the lease, pet policies, and any other essential information.

Not all leases are designed the same, but there are some common features: rent amount, due date, lessee and lessor, etc. The landlord requires the tenant to sign the lease, thereby agreeing to its terms before occupying the property. Leases for commercial properties, on the other hand, are usually negotiated in accordance with the specific lessee and typically run from one to 10 years, with larger tenants often having longer, complex lease agreements. The landlord and tenant should retain a copy of the lease for their records. This is especially helpful when disputes arise.

Ashuchong Tanyi Ako Paul

Ashuchong Tanyi Ako Paul is our exclusively recommended Shipping & Maritime Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ashuchong directly using the contact details listed above.

Ashunchong is the Managing Partner of the firm a graduate from the Council of Legal Education Sierra Leone Law School Free Town and a member of Cameroon Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

Ashunchong & Partners Law Firm in Douala Cameroon, an affiliate to Wright and Co in Free Town Sierra Leone ranked in Chambers and Partners, ILFR, The Legal 500 and that focuses on rendering quality services to worldwide clients.

Situated at the heart of Douala the economic capital of Cameroon, it is bijural, handles common and civil law issues (English and French). It comprises of top quality lawyers whose experience and mastery of legal issues has given the firm the place it occupies today in Cameroon. We seek to render tailored services with the ultimate goal of clients’ satisfaction. Ashunchong and Partners Law firm is a full-service law firm, equipped with trained legal professionals who understand the clients perspective to provide time-bound legal services.

This firm came into existence ten years ago when a group of lawyers with the same vision and objectives in legal issues came together under the direction of the principal partner Barrister Ashunchong Paul Tanyi Ako. The need for new approaches in legal issues, clients assistance and support motivated the creation of this firm which has demarcated itself as a reliable legal partner to many clients in Cameroon and abroad.

Carlton Fon Akkum

Carlton Fon Akkum is our exclusively recommended Full Service Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Carlton directly using the contact details above.

Carlton is a founding member and the Senior Managing Partner of Akkum, Akkum & Associates LLP. With 23 years of hands-on experience as a legal practitioner, he is highly specialised in his craft. He has amassed quite a great deal of finesse in the legal practice and advised on several complex and cutting-edge transactions in the areas of Intellectual Property Rights, Securities, corporate restructurings like mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance, due diligence and corporate finance, real estate, regulatory advisory services, labour and employment, competition and commercial litigation.

His expertise spans through the African Market. He has the ability to guide his team towards meeting deadlines without sacrificing quality. Carlton has advised many local and international based corporations on aviation, mining and technological deals.

Firm Overview:

At Akkum, Akkum & Associates LLP, we are unwavering in our commitment to deliver on our promises to clients. Our culture of excellence is intrinsic to all aspects of our business and helps us constantly redefine what it means to be a leading law firm in a fast paced commercial environment. Hence, we continually seek to improve ourselves. As long as we work together, there are no limits to what we can achieve. Because we are passionate for results, we show pride, enthusiasm and dedication in everything that we do. We are committed to delivering high quality services and providing exceptional results.

Above all, our three core values are excellence, relationships and enterprise.

Aurelien Djengue

Aurelien Djengue is a Business law graduate and holds a diploma of specialized higher studies in Corporate law. Aurelien was trained in domestic and international Arbitration at the University of Montpellier in France. Aurelien has also completed professional training in the Commercial Arbitration system of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) under the auspices of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business law in Africa (OHADA).

Firm Overview:

D. Moukouri & Partners is a leading law firm in Cameroon, set up in response to the demand for locally-based lawyers with the expertise and international exposure required to maintain high professional standards.

Our firm is recognized as providing sophisticated legal services in the OHADA zone.

Our working languages are English, French and Spanish.

Our practice areas include:

  • Corporate – Commercial – Contracts
  • Restructuring – Bankruptcy
  • Banking – Finance – Securities
  • Competition
  • Information Technology – Intellectual Property–Counterfeiting
  • Energy – Natural resources
  • Labour
  • Tax – Public law
  • Environmental law
  • Litigation and arbitration

Atoh Walter M. Tchemi

Walter Tchemi is our exclusively recommended Human Rights Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Walter directly using the contact details above.

Atoh’s devotion to protecting consumer and justice is woven seamlessly into his spare time, where he volunteers for the PRO BONO GROUP, this is a registered Non-Governmental, Non-Political and Non Profit making organisation that renders pro bono legal services to persons who cannot afford for defence counsel.

When Atoh isn’t grinding away at the office, he can be found playing Volleyball and Tennis at the local gymnasium.

Firm Overview:

The Time Law Firm is renowned for bringing legal assistance to its Clients. At The Time Law Firm, we offer a broad spectrum of legal activities including but not limited to Business Law, Banking Law, Labour Law, Insurance Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property, etc.

The office is well furnished with a cream of state-of-the-art advocates who are willing at all times to respond to legal issues.

We have partnered with Pro Bono Group, a non-profit Human Rights Organisation based in Meme Division which offers Legal assistance to litigants wanting Human Rights assistance.

Our clients are based in Africa, Europe and the United States of America.

Roland Abeng

Managing Partner, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Cameroon since 1994.

Languages: English and French

Areas Of Practice: Company creation and FDI support services, Drafting and Advice on loan and Finance Agreements in partnership with law firms, Land law and Land Tenure counselling under Cameroonian law, Evidence Admissibility, Oath-examination, International Law, Business law and Company creation, Intellectual property (Trademark and patent protection and litigation), Corporate Criminal Responsibility, Civil Law, and Administrative Law.

Professional Affiliations:

– Cameroon Bar Association
– American Bar Association (Vice Chair African Committee)
– International Criminal Bar
– Board Member: Pan African Lawyers Union
– Board Member: American Chamber of Commerce
– National Coordinator-Coalition for the ICC
– World Economic Forum (Founding Curator GS Douala Hub)
– Common Law Society – Douala
– Anglophone Law Society – Douala
– London Court of International Arbitration 1994 – 1996
– OHADA / UNIDA GROUP Unitar Arbitration Group
– Law Society of England and Wales
– Partner of IFC/World Bank for Cameroon Doing business Project since 2002
– Local Partner of FIAS(World Bank) FDI indicators
– Local Partner of World Justice Forum Rule of Law Index
– Local Partner of Global Integrity Report

Professional Publications:

– Euro-money Banking and the Law 1995 (co-editor) Euro-money
– Africa Invest 1997 (contributed for Cameroon Common Law Report (Quarterly)contributor
– Absolute majority: Synopsis of the Municipal and Legislative Elections in Cameroon (2002)
– THE ICC; Doing the work of a failed African Judiciary(April 2009)
– Editor-in-Chief of ABA Section of international law Africa committee newsletter
– Article on OHADA and Legal integration in Africa CD rom of ABA-SIL spring meeting
– Consultant/reviewer – GLOBAL INTEGRITY 2008 publication on Governance and Corruption

Roland Abeng is holder of a certificate on Mediation and Arbitration from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and a host of other training certificates related to the legal profession.

He has held and still holds various leadership positions within the local and international communities. Some of these include being the Project Coordinator of the Douala Street Children’s Project, a Patron of the Congregational Choir of Presbyterian Church Bonamoussadi Douala, the Moderator of the Cameroon Advocates Online Forum, and the President of the Bonaberi – Douala Civil Society Club amongst others.