Gael Tchouba

Leaders in Law endorses Gael Tchouba as our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Cameroon. If you wish to get in touch with Gael please use the contact information provided 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 (Abuja) where he did his Bar Professional Training course (BL) and later on obtained an LLM in Business Law at the University of Douala, Cameroon.

In his professional capacity, he 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.

He 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, he 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.

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

Firm Description

Citadel Law Firm is an emerging law firm in Cameroon comprising of a team of innovative and cutting-edge lawyers and paralegals with a passion in law.

We focus on providing excellent and pragmatic legal services/ representation to local and international clients within our core areas of expertise at a cost effective rate whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism and legal ethics.

As a young firm with international experience, we have both the agility and technical knowhow to use our legal expertise as a launch pad and innovatively tackle clients’ legal challenges or business transactions.

What we offer

The fulcrum of our practice is centered on Doing Business in Cameroon.

The spectrum of our legal services encapsulates an array of practice areas which is, but is not limited to: Corporate and Commercial law, Investment law, Immigration law, Employment law, Intellectual property, Conveyancing and property transactions, Debt recovery, Securities, Merger and Acquisition transactions, Corporate compliance and regulatory requirements (due diligence), Risk advisory services, Foreign direct investment, Corporate governance, Company secretarial services, Legal drafting and Translation services (French-English/English-French), Litigation and dispute resolution.

Our professionalism and assiduousness as an emerging firm, has enabled us successfully advise and assist major players in various industries; towit: Public procurement sector, Consumer goods, Hospitality (hotel), Health care, Broadcasting, Gambling sector, Mining sector, Fintech (e-money); just to name a few.

With Cameroon being a signatory to the OHADA TREATY ( Unified Business law practice applicable in 17 African countries), we have a mastery of  practice and procedures of OHADA Laws together with both the civil and common law legal systems applicable in Cameroon.

Our modest office is situate at the heart of the metropolitan city of Douala, economic capital of Cameroon and major business hub of Central Africa and CEMAC Region.

Our business ethos is PROFESSIONALISM – EXCELLENCE– TEAMWORK

 

Nico Halle

Leaders in Law endorses Nico Halle as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law and Intellectual Property Law expert in Cameroon. If you wish to get in touch with Nico please use the contact information provided above.

Nico, the founder and Senior Managing Partner, was admitted to the Cameroon Bar in 1986. He provides legal and advisory services on Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Investments, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Private equity, Project finance,  Public-Private Partnerships, and Restructuring.

His experience also includes Business Law, Corporate and commercial practice, Corporate Finance, Global mobility & Corporate Immigration, Intellectual Property & Innovation, Labour & Employment, Investment, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Tax.

Nico advises clients on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters and transactions in Africa, especially member countries of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law (OHADA).

He advises clients in relation to the management and enforcement of their IP portfolios and manages several large trade mark portfolios in the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) as well as other African countries. His experience includes the registration, maintenance, commercialization, and enforcement of trade marks, industrial designs, domain names, patents and copyrights.

Senior Managing Partner | Attorney

Nico’s clients are leading corporations in the following industries: Financial Institutions, Natural Resources (Oil & Gas, Power, Energy, Mining & metals), Transport (Shipping & Maritime, Aviation, Roads), Real Estate & Property, and Telecommunications.

Bar Admission

  • Cameroon

Industry Associations

  • Cameroon Bar Association | Member
  • International Trademark Association | Member
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)|Member

Credentials

  • Former President of the Cameroon Bar Association
  • Former Vice President of AMOAPI i.e. The Association of Accredited Attorneys at the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI)
  • Former Member of the Scientific Committee of the Denis Ekani Intellectual Property Training Centre at OAPI

Languages:

  • English
  • French

Firm Description

Founded in 1986, we have  earned a reputation of  excellence pursuant to our track record of successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects. Achieving your business objectives is important to us – thus we develop a deeper understanding of your business and deliver practical, commercially astute,  creative, and innovative solutions designed to help you achieve your legal and business objectives in the most efficient way.

The Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm provides tailored services, shaped around your needs. We combine specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how, which enables us to consistently provide diligent, professional legal advice,  support, creative, and strategic solutions in an effective and efficient manner.  Every successful venture needs to grow, strengthen and defend its business; the transactional, regulatory, and risk assessment services we provide ensures this. In today’s competitive global market, we understand the importance of cost effective solutions, limiting risk, fast turn-around times, and compliance.

We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake. To enable us meet your expectations, we recruit the best people and develop them to perform to the highest level. Our lawyers are qualified to practice Common Law, Civil Law, OHADA law, and are fluent in both French and English.

We have extensive experience managing IP portfolios, advising and representing clients in strategic areas such as brand development and implementation, exploitation, protection / registration, maintenance and acquisition of Intellectual Property, due diligence, pre-litigation, and litigation processes. We also specialize in transactional IP matters such as franchising, licensing and transfers. Our experience covers Patents, Trademarks, Utility Models, Domain names, Copyrights & other related rights, Designs, Plant Variety, Geographical Indication, etc.

Our litigation & dispute resolution experience in the country is unparalleled and includes oppositions, infringement seizures / hearings, passing-off and unfair competition matters, domain name disputes, and franchising and licensing disputes. We also represents clients in the Media, Sports, and Entertainment industry in varied aspects such as advertising, corporate transactions, dispute resolution, Regulatory & Compliances.

We provide legal and advisory services on Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Corporate and commercial practice, Corporate Finance, Global Mobility & Corporate Immigration, Insurance, Intellectual Property & Innovation, Investments, Labour & Employment, Litigation  & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures,  Private equity, Project finance,  Public-Private Partnerships, Restructuring, and Tax.

We advise clients on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters and transactions in Africa, especially member countries of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law (OHADA).

Our clients are leading companies in the following industries – Agribusiness,  Consumer Goods & Retail; Financial Institutions, Fintech, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Hospitality, gaming & Leisure, Luxury, Fashion & Beauty, Media, Sports & Entertainment, Natural Resources, Real Estate & Property, Small & Medium Sized Enterprises, Technology & Innovation, Telecommunications, and Transport.

 

Carlton Fon Akkum

Leaders in Law endorses Carlton Fon Akkum as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Cameroon. If you wish to get in touch with Carlton please use the contact information provided 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 specialized 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, labor and employment, competition and commercial litigation.

He is currently advising on a wide range of matters in oil & gas, power and capital markets,

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.

He is an accredited agent at the African Intellectual Property Rights Organization (OAPI)
He is a bona fide Human Rights activist and an author of many publications in law journals.

Languages

English and French

Education

– University of Yaoundé (LL.B Law)
– Moore Institute of Intellectual Property
– African Intellectual Property Rights Organisation

Proffessional Membership

– Cameroon Bar Association
– International Bar Association
– International Law Association- Cameroon Branch
– Terralex
– Hieros Gamos (HG) Global Legal Resources

Firm Overview

Akkum, Akkum & Associates was established in 2002 with a resolve to create a distinguished full service legal practice. We are 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.

We have a blend of industry-recognised partners, consultants and Associates with an ability to provide value-added legal services to our clients’ sometimes complex needs. The foregoing has seen our reputation in the industry grow considerably. We present our clients with the broadest mix of cognate skills, and depth of expertise drawn from decades of experience in corporate commercial transactions and dispute resolution. Our up-to-date awareness of and participation in local and international commercial developments, which drive corporate commercial transactions enables us to adopt forward-facing approaches to legal issues referred to us.The firm has been ranked amongst the best law firms in Cameroon, with many awards won in diverse categories.

Our core practice is concentrated in the areas of Corporate and Commercial law, Banking and Finance, Immigration Law, Labor and Employment, Energy, Transport, Intellectual Property, Tax, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Financial Institutions, M&A and Securities.

 

Roland Abeng

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 January 1998 the firm has evolved to become one the foremost Law Firms in Cameroon in the fields of Trade and Investment, 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 excels in the areas of private client work, commerce and industry. For more than 7 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 has successfully developed a dynamic trade promotion department that serves as a one-stop-shop for all those wishing to invest or trade in Cameroon or with Cameroonians. Our international clientele are always satisfied.