Guy Emmanuel Mbend

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

Guy is a Lawyer and an Associate of the Firm.

He is involved in corporate transactions, corporate legal secretariat, corporate financial restructuring, contract audit and tax transactions.

Before joining A&P, Guy worked in several law firms such as Brain Consulting Ltd, DMP & Partners, Fiscalia International. He also worked in the legal department of Louis Dreyfus Commodities (now Solevo Cameroon).

Firm Overview:

Amadagana & Partners is a modern Law Firm with a recognised expertise on the Corporate, Business Law, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure and Sports sectors.

At Amadagana & Partners, we are passionate about what we do and with our industry-focused approach, we help our clients structure complex transactions, address specific markets and resolve difficult legal issues. Our high-performing, multidisciplinary teams and our ‘Client First’ strategy, supports our clients in the structuring and management of their projects in Africa (OHADA zone) and Cameroon using all the relevant international best practices and standards.

Amadagana & Partners was founded by Lynda Amadagana Olemba after significant experiences in international law firms in France and in-house experiences in Cameroon. Amadagana & Partners has offices in Yaoundé (Cameroon), in Paris (France) and Kinshasa (DRC).

Values:

Our values are centred around three pillars:

  1. Quality & Excellence ; Quality in the legal services we provide to our clients, Quality in our human resources, Quality in the clients that we choose to serve and Quality in the training that we offer to our people
  2. Teamwork; Team building and inclusiveness, Create strong and successful working relationships, Teaming and feedback and Recognise the value that each person contributes
  3. Leadership; Respond with agility to the ever-changing environment in which we operate and Create an impact with our colleagues, our clients and society through our actions

Bame Kang Everistus

Bame Kang Everistus is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bame Kang directly using the contact details listed above.

Professional Background & Experience:

Founder – Managing Partner, licenced Advocate and Solicitor of the Cameroon Bar Association as at 1998.

Language Proficiency:

Speaks and writes good English and French.

Areas  of Practice:

Corporate Advisory practice anchored essentially on guidance with respect to the legal and regulatory provisions of the Organisation to Harmonise Business Laws in Africa Uniform Act on Commercial Companies and Economic Interest Groups which is at the heart of corporate and commercial practice in Cameroon today; Law of Taxation with a bias for providing sound transactional tax advice to local and international business entities, corporations and individuals; Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Ship Arrest, Maritime and Carriage of Goods by Sea; Intellectual Property and Domain Names Protection; Telecommunications; Real estate practice comprising advisory and guidance on a broad range of real estate transactions; International Trade and Documentary Sale transactions; Insurance practice within the framework of the provisions of the Intra African Conference of Insurance Code in which Cameroon and 15 other African countries constitute members; Debt Recovery under the novel provisions of the OHADA Uniform Act prescribing a simplified debt recovery procedure; and Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Assets Tokenisation, Smart Contracts and NFTs Advisory.

Written Articles:

  • Promotion and Pre-Incorporation of Companies: A Comparative Analysis between laws in Nigeria and Former West Cameroon. Wriiten in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of an LLM in ABU Zaria.
  • Deductibility in Nigerian Taxation: A Critical Assessment. Presented during Coursework program in ABU Zaria 1992.
  • The Unconstitutionality of Texts of Applications in Cameroon. Published in the 2015 New Broom Magazine.
  • The Tole Tea Toilers and the Perils of Privatisation. Published in the Post Tabloid Weekender of 2010.
  • Corporate and Business Culture in Cameroon. Published in the August 2008 edition of Corporate UK Magazine.
  • The Common Law and Doctrines of Equity in Cameroon: The Scope of their abrogation by the OHADA Treaty and its Uniform Acts.
  • Corporate Governance under the Regime of OHADA Uniform Act on Commercial Companies.  

Kang Eva, beyond being a holder of Coursework LLM in Commercial Law, LLB in English Private Law, he also holds the following Certificates of Completion awarded by the African Intellectual Property Organisation and by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

  • Certificate of Completion of training intended for would-be Accredited Agents of the African Intellectual Property Organisation;
  • Debt Rescheduling with the Paris Club;
  • Capital Market Development and Regulation;
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution;
  • Negotiation of Financial Transaction.

An avid reader of news magazines, fiction and non fiction novels, Kang Eva is a pious faithful of the Roman Catholic Faith. He is the current chair of Parent Teachers` Association of Crown Classical Bilingual Nursery Primary School, Erstwhile Secretary General of English Speaking Lawyers of Douala, and Erstwhile Secretary General of Menchum Friends Club Douala.

Kang Eva is affiliated to the following groups: member of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium and subscriber to the News Letters of Blockchain Research Institution, Coindesk, Global Business Blockchain Consortium Chamber of Digital Commerce, and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance amongst others.

Gael Tchouba

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

Managing Partner of Citadel Law Firm, Gael is a Barrister & Solicitor before the Supreme court of Cameroon and Nigeria. He obtained his LL.B at the prestigious Anglo-Saxon University of Buea, attended the most revered Nigerian Law School where he did his Bar Professional Training course and later on obtained an LLM in Business Law at the University of Douala, Cameroon.

In his professional capacity, Gael has over 08 years’ experience as a lawyer and has worked in some of Douala’s top tier corporate and commercial law firms.

He is an emerging lawyer with experience in corporate, commercial, regulatory and litigation fields.

Gael has assisted local and foreign clients across a full range of transactional practices and has hands-on experience on OHADA law practice and procedures.

His boardroom practice encapsulates corporate and commercial transactions, commercial disputes, business advisory, incorporation of companies, liaison offices, regulatory compliance, corporate due diligence, debt recovery, immigration, employment issues, litigation services, legal translation.

Thanks to CITADEL LAW FIRM, Gael has been able to advice major players in the public procurement sector, media, telecoms, fintech, gambling, as well as handled commercial transactions in other jurisdiction precisely in Niger Republic and Ivory Coast.

Gael Tchouba is a pro bono research consultant to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business Project.

Paul Nan II

Paul Nan II is our exclusively recommended Environmental Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Paul directly using the contact details listed above.

Paul has an outstanding reputation among both local and international clients. He obtained a Licence en Droit Privé in 1980 and a Maîtrise en Droit des Affaires in 1981 and later a D.E.S.S (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées en fiscalité appliquée), and a Masters Degree in Environmental Law. He started Legal Practice in 1982 and qualified as a Lawyer in 1985 and immediately joined Etah-Nan & Co. Paul is a certified Agent of OAPI for Trademarks Patents and Designs. He speaks and writes French as first language, English as second language and Spanish. Paul heads the Litigation Practice in the Firm as well as IP, Environmental Law and Competition Law.

Firm Overview:

Etah-Nan & Co is a bilingual (French and English) Law Firm created in 1985. Etah-Nan & Co presently has twelve members. This makes them one of the biggest by prevailing local standards. Members of Etah-Nan & Co are essentially Civil (French Lawyers), Common Law Lawyers (English Lawyers), American Lawyers and others specialised in Comparative Law (English and French Law).

Etah-Nan & Co are principally involved in legal, regulatory and tax advisory services to corporate entities and State corporations and also general litigation. Over the years, Etah-Nan & Co’s expansion has been facilitated by its collaboration with other Law and Consultancy Firms in South Africa, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Europe, the United Kingdom, United States and Asia.

Etah-Nan & Co has constantly been ranked as the leading firm in Cameroon, and David ETAH AKOH, the law firms Managing Partner is rated as the Leading Lawyer in Cameroon in General Business Law.

David Etah Akoh

David Etah Akoh is our exclusively recommended Comparative Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact David directly using the contact details listed above.

David has been the Managing Partner of the Firm since 1985. He holds an LL.B (Hons) Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma (Maîtrise) in Law. His main areas of practice in the firm are Petroleum Law, Mining Law, Banking and Finance, Investment Law, Labour Law, Telecoms, Land Law, Competition Law and Energy. He currently heads the firm’s practice in Petroleum Law, Mining, Labour Law, Banking and Finance, and Telecommunications. Over the past few years, David has been involved in almost all the syndicated loan transactions in Cameroon. He regularly advises investors on critical issues relating to the Petroleum Code and its regulations and also the Mining Code and its regulations. He has been highly involved in discussions with the Government of Cameroon for the acquisition by Foreign Investors of land for major agro-industrial projects. He has written several articles on Telecoms Law, Mining law and Public Private Partnership in Cameroon.

Firm Overview:

Etah-Nan & Co is a bilingual (French and English) Law Firm created in 1985. Etah-Nan & Co presently has twelve members. This makes them one of the biggest by prevailing local standards. Members of Etah-Nan & Co are essentially Civil (French Lawyers), Common Law Lawyers (English Lawyers), American Lawyers and others specialised in Comparative Law (English and French Law).

Etah-Nan & Co are principally involved in legal, regulatory and tax advisory services to corporate entities and State corporations and also general litigation. Over the years, Etah-Nan & Co’s expansion has been facilitated by its collaboration with other Law and Consultancy Firms in South Africa, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Europe, the United Kingdom, United States and Asia.

Etah-Nan & Co has constantly been ranked as the leading firm in Cameroon, and David ETAH AKOH, the law firms Managing Partner is rated as the Leading Lawyer in Cameroon in General Business Law.

Jean-Aime KOUNGA

Jean-Aime KOUNGA is our exclusively recommended Pensions & Employee Benefits expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jean-Aime directly using the contact details listed above.

The Abeng Law Firm is a firm of lawyers offering a wide spectrum of legal, advisory and litigation services. Established by Barrister Abeng Roland in 1998 the firm has evolved to become one the foremost Law Firms in Cameroon in the fields of intellectual property law, general commercial law and debt recovery.

Supported by a team of lawyers and consultants from diverse backgrounds, Roland Abeng and the Abeng Law Firm caters to the areas of private client work, commerce and industry for more than 10 years the Abeng Law Firm has been successfully providing legal advice to both French and English speaking clients.

Being first and foremost a local entity, the Abeng Law Firm offers a number of advantages which includes an intimate understanding of the immediate legal environment, the market and governing laws and customs. The firm is this moment developing a dynamic trade promotion department that will serve as a one-stop-stop for all those wishing to invest or trade in Cameroon or with Cameroonians. Our international clients are always satisfied.

Our Vision:

Our vision for the future is one of optimism. In the short term we want to augment the quality and efficiency in the services we provide to our existing and prospective clientele and to make Cameroon and the Central Africa sub-region more transparent when it comes to Legal and Juridical Matters.