Albert Désiré Zang

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

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Holder of two post graduate certificates, one in business law and the other in taxation, Albert is a CEMAC Certified Tax & Legal Advisor and a member of the Cameroon National Association of Tax Consultants. He is the Managing Partner of Phoenix Advisory and Deputy Head of the Central Africa Sub-Region of Andersen Global, comprised of Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, and Rwanda. Before the Establishment of Phoenix Advisory, Albert previously occupied executive positions in a Notary Public’s Chambers, Deloitte & Touche Cameroon, Brain Consulting and ended up as Country Lead of Centurion Law Goup Cameroon. He has got 17 years of substantive and strong work experience in tax and legal related matters.

Firm Overview

Based in Douala Cameroon, Phoenix Advisory is a tax and legal services advisory firm which was founded by former staffers of the largest international organisations in the Industries (Big Four). Affiliated with well known networks in the world such as Andersen Global, American Chamber of Commerce in Cameroon, Association of European Attorneys (AEA), AFSIC-Investing in Africa, Global Law Experts, Charter Cities Institute (US) & Africa’s NXT50 Cities Coalition, and MANSA, our standards are high. Our company is dedicated to using its exceptional knowledge of local business, legal, and tax regulations to serve a variety of clients, including large companies, multinational corporations, SMEs, family-owned businesses, and start-ups

Phoenix Advisory is equipped with a high-calibre, ambitious, and knowledgeable team made up of young people who work hard to deliver the best standard of service to our clients. We have a good mastery of English and French, which is a privilege to better satisfy our clients’ needs. Mindful of the fact that clients’ engagements are a team sport, we have adopted a holistic approch to enable team members to have their say. In addition, we keep providing our staff with the best standard of training through weekly sessions intended to educate them on the firm tradition and technical aspects of tax and legal related matters. Thanks to our affiliation with Anderson Global, the firm’s staff also benefits from online trainings and the possibility of graduating with a master’s degree in taxation and in law, from the University of San Francisco. This is to enable them to reach their full potential. In hiring, we seek the brightest and best talent to add to our team. We understand that our staff members are our most valuable assets. So we work hard to maintain job satisfaction amongst employees. We strive to enable them to progress in their career by helping them develop their skills and knowledge.


Carlos Deneszczuk

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

Carlos Roberto Deneszczuk Antônio is a founding partner of DASA Advogados, a boutique firm specializing in Business Law with a strong presence in Debt Restructuring and Renegotiation and M&A. During the 1990s, he was appointed by the São Paulo Court of Justice as Receiver in several bankruptcy cases. Since the entry into force of Law No. 11,101 / 2005, he has worked on several Judicial Recovery processes across the country, for more than 120 companies from all segments of the economy, whose restructured amount reaches around R$5 billion. Dr. Carlos Deneszczuk was appointed Judicial Administrator in the Judicial Recovery of IGB Eletrônica (Gradiente), whose initial declared debt reached R$500 million and had around 550 creditors.

Given his expertise in complex processes and his notorious legal and financial knowledge, the Court of Justice of Amazonas appointed him to investigate all the assets and liabilities of the Fundação Centro de Análise Research e Inovação (Fucapi) and, in the end, indicate an effective way to restructure debts, which could reach millions of reais. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association Brazil TMA) and the Brazilian Institute of Judicial Administration (IBAJUD). He is registered with the Brazilian Bar Association, in the São Paulo section under nº 146.360, in the Amazonas section under nº A-734, in the Goiás section under nº 57812-A, in the Maranhão section under nº 22954-A, and in the Portuguese Bar Association under nº57194L. He is a member of the São Paulo Lawyers Association under nº 62,775. He also works as a lecturer in several Business Recovery and Restructuring courses in Brazil and abroad. It has offices in São Paulo, Manaus and Goiânia, as well as partnerships with offices abroad.

Firm Overview:

DASA Advogados’ founding partners are Dr. Higino Antonio Junior and Dr. Carlos Roberto Deneszczuk Antonio, both legal professionals, specialists in legal consultancy, combining the experience of the old with the new, modernizing the way of seeing the legal problems of its clients, always remaining attentive to changes in the Brazilian and international market, adapting the form of service with the application of the international concept of “boutique office”.

Fatine Ouahbi

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

Fatine is registered with the bar of Rabat. She has been practicing commercial law since 2015. She advises several Moroccan and foreign companies in their daily life and even supports them in litigation.

Fatine holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business law from the law faculty of Mohammed V Rabat University. Working in a multidisciplinary firm, she also advises clients in various areas of law: competition law, intellectual property, labour law, business criminal law, company law, etc.

Firm Overview:

Le Cabinet OUAHBI-AVOCAT is a multidisciplinary law firm with more than 20 years of experience in a range of legal areas, including those affecting individuals, businesses, and governments on both a national and international scale.

The team of attorneys is led by Maître Hanane ELHAMDOUNI who was appointed by the founding partner Maître Abdellatif OUAHBI as a Managing partner.

Numerous foreign clients who trust us and who count on us for support as we work to resolve their cases are represented in our office.

Additionally, in order to meet the needs of our clients, the office maintains continual communication with notary public offices, accounting firms, commissioners of accounts, and courthouse clerks.

We provide legal services to our clients in all Moroccan territory and abroad, and

Emmanuel Ekpenyong FCIArb. (UK)

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

Emmanuel studied law at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and graduated in 2006 with a Second Class Upper Division LLB Degree in Civil Law. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos where he also graduated with a Second Class Upper Division and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. He holds a Pass with Merit LLM Degree in International Business Law from the University of Liverpool, England.

Emmanuel is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, U.K. He is a practicing Nigerian Lawyer with vast international business advisory and public interest litigation experience.

Emmanuel joined Strachan Partners, a leading commercial law firm in Lagos, Nigeria in September 2009. In October 2011, he moved from Lagos to Abuja to establish and manage the Abuja practice of the firm. In 2014, he joined other partners to establish Fred-Young & Evans LP, a full service commercial law firm and Fred-Young Recoveries, an international debt collection firm.

Emmanuel is experienced in recovery of diverse debts across borders. He has been engaged in prominent commercial litigations at the High and appellate courts and has acted as Counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He is involved in several public interest litigations like the suit by some Federal law makers in Nigeria against the Federal Government on the constitutionality of the Excess Crude Account and the action to compel the Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation to promulgate an Order to bring Part I of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, CAP, F35, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 into operation.

In 2020, Emmanuel commenced an action to challenge the legality of some provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 which infringe the Constitutional fundamental human rights of citizens and other provisions of the Constitution. He also instituted an action for the Court to interpret the extent of the Right to Life under Section 33 of the Constitution and the duty of the Nigerian State to protect and preserve human life. In 2021, he instituted an action for the Court to interpret whether the National Assembly which is Nigerian legislative arm of Government has Constitutional powers under its oversight functions in Sections 88 and 89 of the Constitution, to summon the President of Nigeria to answer questions on security of lives and properties in Nigeria.

Emmanuel is exposed to Nigeria’s Constitutional, corporate and intellectual property practice and advises both foreign and local clients on the legal regime in doing business in Nigeria. He is listed as a foreign associate with James Ling Attorney at Law, China. He is the sole commercial litigation expert in IR Global, Leaders in Law, Advisory Excellence and World Law Alliance networks. He is a Debt Collection Expert in Global law Experts and The Lawyer’s Network. He is the sole Nigerian Partner in International Credit Exchange and the Nigerian Legal Expert on Start-up Overseas.

Emmanuel is profiled as a National Expert by Getting the Deal Through. He received a Certificate of Excellence and Fred-Young & Evans was listed amongst the “50 Smartest Companies of the Year” by Silicon Review, 2020 ( Fred-Young & Evans was listed amongst the “50 Best Companies to Watch, 2021” by CIO Bulletin 2021 (50 Best Companies to Watch 2021 ( He is also listed amongst the “The 10 Most Innovative Business Leaders Making Difference in 2021” by the INC Magazine.

Emmanuel has authored several scholarly articles on family law, alternative dispute resolution and arbitration, debt collection and insolvency, company law and practice, enforcement of local and foreign judgments and arbitral awards, telecommunications, real estate and construction, due diligence and legal audit compliance on Mondaq, Getting the Deal Through, Lexology, Corporate LiveWire, Virtual RoundTable, Finance Monthly, Lexology, Financial Worldwide, Start-up Overseas.

Emmanuel’s recent books are “Impact of Nigeria’s Legislations and Business Practices on Foreign Investments” available on He also wrote as a specialist contributor on the topic “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Foreign Judgments in Nigeria” to the book “Contemporary Issues in Law and Society: Legal Essays in Tribute to Hon. Justice Chinwe E. Iyizoba JCA” of the Court of Appeal. He wrote a dissertation on “Arbitration! A Bane to Prompt Resolution of International Commercial Disputes; A Case of Nigeria” in partial fulfilment towards an award of LLM Degree by the University of Liverpool, England.

Nicholas S. Hammond

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

Nicholas is a highly experienced English speaking commercial lawyer based in Romania having practised both in the City of London and Romania. He was the first English solicitor to come to Romania in 1990. His practise covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law including company formations and corporate restructuring, joint ventures and inward investment.

He has advised clients in such fields as aviation, insurance, banking, retail, agriculture, project finance as well as venture capital investments. He advises on real estate matters as well as leasing and Romanian intellectual property matters.

Nicholas has experience in many areas of law including aviation, natural resources, finance and insurance, intellectual property and employment as well as counselling companies entering the Romanian market.

Firm Overview:

Hammond Partnership is a Romanian full service commercial law firm based in Bucharest: with a team of lawyers with decades of experience, making sure you get the Romanian legal advice you need.

Although the Firm can trace its history from 1990 when Nicholas Hammond opened the first law firm in Romania after the Revolution of 1989 the legal scene had changed very much from those early days.  The partner therefore looked for something that was different. They wanted a new type of law firm that would answer the needs of their clients in the new evolving business and social world of Romanian and the CEE.

Having discussed the position with existing and potential clients it became clear that the clients were looking for a new type of law firm.  One where the partners and the lawyers took an actual interest not only in legal problems of the clients but also understood the client’s business and the client’s requirements. We would go that little bit further and understand the client’s business.  If the clients do not feel you are interested in them then they will soon find another legal advisor.

It was felt that the words “knowledge, expertise, reliability” were a start to express the type of new law firm that was being created.  As our clients tend to be foreign investors who are investing in Romania or companies that have a large foreign investment element the it was important that the local knowledge tailored to their requirements be made available.  With partners who focus on Romania from both the common law and civil law background, we are uniquely placed to provide the legal advice necessary.

Carlton Fon Akkum

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

Akkum, Akkum & Associates LLP, is a leading and distinguished full-service law firm, and provides clients with comprehensive legal advisory services and solutions in multiple practice areas.

Established in 2002, the firm is a dynamic partnership registered under the laws of the Republic of Cameroon. Our main mission is to deliver premium service, quality, and value to our clients. We incorporate a rich blend of traditional legal practice with the spirit required to satisfy the constantly evolving dynamism of business in our result driven professional services.

Amongst others, we provide legal advisory services to clients relating to the development, processing, protecting and enforcing of their intellectual property rights before the 17 African Intellectual Property Organisation, (OAPI), Member State Countries. Our major practice focuses on trademarks, patents, domain names, licensing law, trade secrets, entertainment and competition law. The firm has developed a unique skill set specialised around prosecution, enforcement and litigation of IP rights, offering reliable legal counsel to both local and international clients.

With a rich legacy of 21 years, the firm is one of the most distinguished and recognised law firms and is ranked amongst the best in Cameroon/Africa, with many awards won in diverse categories.

Carlton is a founding member and the Senior Managing Partner of the firm with 23 years of hands-on experience as a legal practitioner. 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, 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.

Carlton provides legal advisory services to clients within the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors relating to oil and gas and is currently advising two American multi-national Petroleum Corporations on a wide range of matters in the sector.