Our law firm provides world class law services in Cameroon and across Africa.
Our team have unparalleled skills and experience in a wide range of legal areas that enable us to provide unique, excellent, strategic and innovative advisory services. We ensure our clients achieve their business objectives.
Companies Law & Mergers and Acquisitions
Our practice focuses on corporate transactions for public and private companies. Our services range from company registration to day-to-day corporate activities (organizing board meetings, shareholder meetings, approval of financial statements, appointment of directors, etc.) and any equity-related transactions. We accompany our clients for restructuring, administration and receivership, as well as privatization. We also provide corporate governance advice to our clients.
Chazai Wamba provides services in the area of mergers and acquisitions (increase in shareholding, asset sales, due diligence reviews, etc.) and legal advisory in the context of guarantees on liabilities, litigations, conflict of interest and shareholder disputes, penal code and business ethics in Cameroon and abroad.
The firm offers its clients, in partnership with a specialized firm with offices in Cameroon and France, assistance in corporate taxation, real estate taxation and asset taxation, both in consulting and litigation.
Business Criminal Law
The firm offers comprehensive support to companies, company directors or individuals at all stages of criminal proceedings.
Our dedicated team intervenes in particular in criminal tax and customs proceedings, in cases of money laundering or corruption, misuse of corporate assets, fraud, or the liability of managers.
We have thus developed a great expertise and a precise knowledge of our clients’ issues, allowing us to provide the best response to their problems.
The firm offers assistance in the implementation of suspensive customs procedures, customs optimization, customs bonds, and also in customs and foreign exchange litigation.
Transportation & Maritime Law
Our lawyers are competent to advise the leading stakeholders in the transport sector.
We provide advice and litigation on maritime law issues, including insurance, contracts of carriage, civil liability and compensation, maritime regulations and financing.
The firm also has expertise in aviation law, including aviation regulations, carrier liability, insurance, sales contracts and financing.
Telecommunications & Media Law
The firm offers a complete support in the field of telecommunications law. This assistance consists in particular in helping our clients to obtain the required authorizations from the supervisory authorities and regulators in order to provide telecommunication services but also to operate a press organization, a television channel or any organization in the advertising sector.
Intellectual Property Law & Technology
We offer our clients support in matters of trademark law, copyright law, patent law, design law, telecommunications law, media and technology, both in consulting and litigation. We also offer our clients support in all their dealings with the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) in Yaoundé and the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) in France, as well as all extension requests to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Our lawyers, in partnership with experts in various fields of construction and public works, are competent to advise the main actors concerned in the implementation and legal security of all their construction projects.
Real Estate Law & Transactions
The firm assists its principals in all of their real estate transactions (negotiation and drafting of leases and contracts, contract audits, leasing, various financing).
We are also active in real estate auditing and assist our clients in all contractual, legal and regulatory aspects of their real estate acquisitions.
We also accompany our investor clients, both national and foreign, on issues of land conflicts in Cameroon.
Oil & Gas Law
The firm has a competent team that is able to provide tailored assistance during all phases of implementation of our clients’ oil and gas projects. We are able to assist oil and gas companies in structuring, securing and executing acquisition and divestiture transactions and in managing oil and gas assets.
The firm offers first class assistance in the field of mining law. This support consists in particular in assisting our clients in obtaining the necessary authorizations for the extraction, exploitation and export of the various minerals available in Cameroon as well as in the other countries of the Central African sub-region.
We intervene alongside the main actors involved in energy exploitation in Cameroon. This positioning gives us the necessary tools to intervene, for the benefit of our clients, with efficiency and reactivity in the admission to the various exploitation regimes and, if need be, the management of litigation.
Restructuring & Collective Proceedings
We work alongside the main economic actors involved in a company in difficulty (creditors, shareholders, financial institutions, managers) in the processing and implementation of collective proceedings (safeguard, recovery or judicial liquidation proceedings).
We have a strong expertise in insurance law and advise insurance and reinsurance companies on all the issues of the sector, both as counsel and in litigation (particularly before civil, commercial, criminal or arbitration courts).
Our team regularly writes articles published in specialized insurance law journals and provides training to professionals in the sector.
We assist our clients in all aspects of labour Law and social protection (drafting of employment contracts, international employee mobility, collective labour relations, labour litigation, health and safety).
Litigation & Arbitration
The firm assists its clients in the resolution of commercial, civil, administrative and criminal disputes.
We represent our clients before the judicial and arbitral courts. Our strategic partnerships also allow us to offer our clients expertise before several international jurisdictions.
The firm offers first-rate support in matters of stock market Law. We advise on transactions in the financial and bond markets.
Our lawyers are competent to advise listed companies, sponsors or States in the realization of their stock exchange operations on the financial markets of Central Africa (the Stock Exchange of Central African Securities), West Africa (Regional Stock Exchange) and Europe (Euronext, LuxSE and ISE). The firm also offers its clients support in corporate governance (management, administration and control of companies).
Public Law, Public Procurement & Public-Private Partnerships
We assist our clients in all their economic relations with public entities and in particular in the drafting and negotiation of public-private partnerships, public procurement contracts and private treaty agreements.
Banking & Finance
We assist our clients in project financing, asset financing and import-export transactions. The firm assists all stakeholders in financing operations (banks and development finance institutions in their capacity as agents, arrangers or lenders) as well as public entities and governments of African States in the implementation of projects in the infrastructure, commodities, mining and energy sectors, both in Cameroon and in the sub-region. We are particularly involved in the drafting and negotiation of project contracts and financing documentation.
Commercial Law & Distribution
We assist economic operators, merchants and stakeholders in the distribution sector in the drafting and negotiation of their commercial contracts (memoranda of understanding, distribution contracts, franchises, general terms and conditions of sale or purchase, commercial leases) as well as in their acquisitions and disposals (in particular, the sale of businesses), both as advisors and litigators.
The firm advises all private equity stakeholders in the transactions they carry out in Cameroon and abroad, and in particular in the drafting and negotiation of shareholders’ agreements and investment protocols, as well as in the implementation of incentive plans for managers and employees.
We assist venture capital funds in their investments in young and innovative start-ups, particularly in the new technology sectors (telecommunications, fintech, clean energy).
The firm has proven expertise in the rules regulating good corporate governance, particularly those defined by OHADA law.
Throughout the life of the company, our lawyers and jurists are competent to provide innovative and adapted solutions guaranteeing a transparent management of the company but also the balance of powers and responsibilities within the company.