Because of its colonial heritage, Cameroon is a bi-jural country where English Law (Common Law) and French Law (Civil Law) operate side by side our National Laws. This arguably unique situation, undoubtedly creates challenges for any investor in such an environment.
The team of experts in Ngwafor & Partners have been well groomed in these two systems of Law. Small wonder that the Firm enjoys an unimpugned reputation throughout all of Central and West Africa. The wishes of their clients have been our primordial challenge and the springboard for their experience stems from playing influential roles in national and international business transactions, counselling local banks and their foreign partners, and sorting out complicated legal matters concerning Corporate and Project Finance, telecommunications, patents and trademarks (Intellectual Property in general - It is worth emphasising at this juncture that there is a department solely responsible for the registration of patents and trademarks), energy, mergers, acquisitions, insolvencies and restructuring giant international concerns. We should also add that the Firm runs a Department incharge of litigation. Hence, in cases where Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or Arbitration fail, our clients can rest assured that the Firm’s team of experienced Barristers will be able to handle the litigation file in court.
NGWAFOR & PARTNERS is one of the first Cameroonian law firms to develop a truly international practice. Dedicated to counselling clients involved with some of the most challenging transnational transactions and complex multi jurisdictional disputes, NGWAFOR & PARTNERS represents multinational companies, international financial institutions, governments and state-owned entities, family and other privately held businesses, entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals.
Our lawyers come from diverse backgrounds, are Bilingual (English & French)
and have been educated at some of the finest schools worldwide. Our lawyers bring a global perspective, incorporating a deep understanding of political and cultural sensitivities in addressing our clients’ legal needs, and exemplifying what it means to be international business lawyers.
NGWAFOR & PARTNERS prides itself in providing more than just high-quality legal counsel. Our lawyers work tirelessly to forge strong business links with our clients. In addition, our knowledge of the commercial and strategic aspects of our clients’ industry sectors provides us with a clear understanding of each matter’s particular economic drivers, risks and opportunities.
Clients value our ability to offer creative, sophisticated, yet pragmatic solutions to their many challenges. Our client teams, led by a relationship partner, are made up of lawyers who collectively have the requisite skill set and experience to meet the needs. Matters are staffed efficiently and cost-effectively with teams comprised of both senior and junior lawyers who leverage the firm’s collective capabilities and international platform, while deploying the most current and secure communications technology. Clients receive updates on legal developments in a variety of ways, including in-house seminars, client alerts and blogs.
Our culture emphasizes respectful and constructive collaboration and communication not only with our clients, but also with counterparties and their advisors. Our lawyers, all of whom have postgraduate degrees, strive to ensure the success of complex, fast-moving transactions and high-stakes disputes that typify today’s global business environment. Dedication and commitment has earned us the confidence and trust of our clients, many of whom have been turning to the firm for advice.