ATANGA LAW OFFICE was established in June 2008 by knowledgeable Solicitors and Advocates of the Cameroon Bar Association with experience gathered from other firms in Cameroon and abroad. Its partners boast of sound academic training in national and foreign law schools. As a full service law firm, ALO offers a wide range of legal services largely appreciated by its clients. Though young, its partners are smart and experienced having practised in other firms in Cameroon for at least a decade. As a bilingual law practice in a bi-jural system, ALO concentrates on International Commercial and General Corporate Law grounded in the harmonized laws of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business laws in Africa (OHADA). Other branches of practice include Intellectual Property law, Investment law, Mining law, Consumer Rights Protection law, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Maritime Transactions, Taxation law, Civil Aviation & Aerospace, International Trade, Due Diligence in all the mentioned branches of law, Privatisation, Capital Market, Incorporation under OHADA, Telecommunications, Arbitration (OHADA), Natural Resources, Environmental Law, Debt recovery, Labour and Trade Relations. We also do a great deal of civil and criminal matters in our local tribunals.
With a wide-range full service practice, ALO has developed a comprehensive modern law department that utilizes the state-of-the-art technology. The firm’s general practice portfolio includes litigation in civil and criminal matters. Being well versed with the legislation regulating business activities in the Economic community of Central African states (CEMAC) sub-region and beyond to the countries where the OHADA Uniform Acts and the Regional Insurance (CIMA) Code are applicable.
Our firm represents clients from several countries. Our mastery of the English and French languages enables us to communicate complex concepts to the firm’s clientele and to interpret French or English statutes easily.
In the last five years, ALO has represented and diligently assisted countless physical and moral clients before our local courts in many law related aspects be they criminal or civil. Besides, the firm has incorporated several companies in Cameroon, carried out due diligence for foreign investors, credit transactions, loan syndication and assignment, legal audit of pro-forma contracts, registration and deregistration of aircraft in the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) and conducted searches in the aircraft registry of the CCAA. We have equally counseled clients in research on legal problems related to secure lending in Cameroon. We regularly assist clients in effecting mortgages, interpretation and implementation of surety bonds and the realisation of business pledges, satellite and earth station surveys, encryption surveys and, money transfer regulatory environment review. We carry out consultancy assignments on forestry exploitation, diamond exploitation, employee share plans, restructuring and rights under share plans, withholding and tax obligations regarding employees, restructuring of companies.
ALO is also licensed by the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) to practice as Intellectual Property Law consultants. In this regard, the firm has registered several trade marks, service marks, designs, new plant varieties, trade names, utility models and patents at OAPI. Intellectual Property related litigation such as invalidation proceedings against trade marks and all other infringement proceedings before our courts are regular legal services on our menu.