Ernest A. Fondong

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

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Ernest is the founder of the Firm and leads the Commercial and Corporate practice of the firm. Before becoming an Attorney, Ernest was a Pupil Sheriff Bailiff at Jingwa Chambers Buea, Cameroon. His task was the enforcement and execution of court judgments in Cameroon. Ernest was also on a part-time basis Human Rights officer at Help Out Centre for Human Rights (NGO) based in Buea Cameroon.

His area of practice includes corporate governance, corporate Finance, Capital market, Incorporation of companies under OHADA, Business law, Statutory compliance, Human Rights, Immigration, family law, Labor and Employment, Real Estates, Foreign Direct Investment, Oil and Gas and Mining.

Ernest is a compliance expert and has advised several foreign companies on compliance issues. Ernest has also helped floated and restructured many companies both local and foreign companies doing business in Cameroon.

Firm Overview:

Fondong & Partners is a full-service law firm of very specialised and experienced attorneys located in Cameroon. The firm is a bilingual practice reflecting the two judicial systems of Cameroon the English Common law and French civil law. The firm provides excellent services to its clients. It was founded by Ernest A. Fondong, Esq who is a member of the Cameroon Bar Association.

The firm has two partners, three associates, one collaborator, one paralegal/administrative staff and one external tax consultant. We have handled and continue to serve companies and individuals in Cameroon and the CEMAC sub-region in general.

Our goal is efficiency and the best services to satisfy our clients. Our Attorneys have handled very complex transactions. Our Attorneys have also helped to restructure many companies and businesses both local and foreign firms doing business in Cameroon.

Gilbert A. Bongam

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

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Bongam & Youmbi Law Firm is a 24-hour Bilingual law firm in Cameroon. Located in Akwa in the economic capital, Douala, we provide full services in all aspects of law to clients both at the national and international levels.

Lawyers of our law firm are of very high educational and professional backgrounds. Our Lawyers are experts and have experience in all practicing areas in Cameroon.

Lawyers of Bongam & Youmbi Law Firm represent clients all over a variety of legal issues within the past few years.

Our law firm has been counted amongst the leading law firms in Douala. This is because of its dynamism and its area of practice which has gone a long way to solving the law firm’s client’s problems.

This law firm is specialised in the following area of practice:

  • Mediation and Conflict Management
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance/Tax legislation
  • Labor and Personnel Administration
  • Commercial and corporate law
  • Civil and criminal counseling
  • Mining law
  • Insurance Law
  • Conveyancing
  • Maritime transaction/law
  • Intellectual and industrial property (trademarks, names and logos, etc.)
  • Product liability
  • Administrative law
  • General legal consultation and incorporation of companies and
  • Investment law and the OHADA Laws in general

Our law firm takes pride in handling each case with a unique approach as each of the cases is supervised by an attorney which will always be at the client’s disposal.

Patience Higson Ngwa

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

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The complex of laws, rules, regulations, and procedures known as “corporate law” controls how corporations are created and run. It is the body of law that governs the establishment of business-related legal entities. The laws have an impact on everyone who is involved in establishing, acquiring, running, and managing a corporation.

The purpose of a corporation is to carry on business. It is a distinct legal entity from the individuals who create it. A corporation has the same legal rights as an individual to operate in its own name. An individual’s liability is constrained to the amount of stock they own in the corporation. They can only lose the amount they invested in the company.

All corporations are able to compete on an even playing field because to the laws and regulations governing them. The purpose of corporate law is to benefit business. It’s not intended to make things more difficult to accomplish.

The laws are in place to facilitate business operations for corporations. The rules that govern how to incorporate a business and how to conduct corporate business are designed to support commerce and ensure that everyone is treated fairly. They ensure that businesses behave predictably so that others can rely on them.

Civil law is corporate law. In general, it is not against the law. The corporation’s representatives can resort to the proper civil court to address problems when they arise. Of course, police and workers are still subject to prosecution for fraud and other crimes.

However, the rules that control the creation and administration of corporations typically fall under the civil law category and offer civil remedies.

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.