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Name: Roland Abeng
Firm Name: The Abeng Law Firm
Country: Cameroon
Expertise: Mediation

Telephone: +237 233 420 208
Fax: +237 233 437 579
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

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 GLOBAL INTEGRITY CORRUPTION 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.

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