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Kouengoua & Mbattang

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Managing Partner: Kouengoua
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: English, French

Firm Overview:
Based in Douala Cameroon, K&M Law firm is increasingly becoming a strong house hold name in the legal market in Cameroon and the Central African Region. The firm has recently been very active in providing quality and innovative advice to its niche clients. The firm has built a reputation for delivering clear and concise advice to clients who entrust the firm with their matters. Very active in providing general business law advice, the firm has further acquired extensive experience in telecommunications law and corporate law. Due to the firm’s position in the market, K&M Law retains an active talent pool. With a very young vibrant and responsive team, the firm’s lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving their clients insights into the local business environment alongside their experience in multiple jurisdictions.
The firm works with some of the world’s most respected and well-established Blue Chip, Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, as well as start-ups, and foreign government entities.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance (Islamic Finance)
Corporate Law
Competition Law
Commercial Law
Defense
Immigration
Industrial Technology
Merger & Acquisition
Mining Law
Regulatory & Compliance
Security Law
Telecommunications

Corporate/M&A, Finance, Competition, Immigration, Telecommunications:
3 partners; 4 fee earners
■ As part of the firm’s recent corporate practice, it advises company on corporate restructuring within French speaking Africa under the OHADA law. The firm assists its client with regulatory and compliance advice on varied sectors. The firm acted as local counsel for the global restructuring of an industrial giant in the Health Care, Transportation, Energy and Oil and Gas sectors respectively
■The firm advised and assisted a South African multinational telecommunication company to obtain the necessary license to operate in Cameroon
■The firm advised and assisted a South African Conglomerate in a merger transaction within the CEMAC region
■The firm further advised another South African multinational telecommunications on a merger transaction within the CEMAC region
■The firm advised a social media and social networking service company on the law of telecommunications, data privacy and elections in Cameroon
■The firm now advises and assists its clients on immigration in Cameroon, Chad, and the sub region. Provides advice on immigration matters in Cameroon, assists corporate clients with visa applications for business, short and long term visas, work permits etc. Provides legal advice on impact of M&A transactions on immigration and employment related issues
■Business and legal due diligence for multinationals in the brewery, mining, agriculture and real estate sectors
■The firm acted as local acquisition counsel for a $21m USD share pledge transaction in the mining sector
■The firm is currently advising a telecom company on the corporate structure to adopt to deal with the difficult economic climate

Key Clients:
GE, MTNI, FACEBOOK, VODACOM AFRICA, TETRA TECH, DEM GROUPE, BAKER HUGHES

Contact: Tommy Nkongho Agbor
Tel: +237 69474 4216
Email: [email protected]