Aceris Law’s Cameroon Arbitration Lawyers Desk is a dedicated team of lawyers at Aceris Law, a specialised international arbitration law firm, which accompanies clients involved in arbitrations concerning Cameroon, i.e., where Cameroonian law applies, a contract is executed in Cameroon, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Cameroon, or the Cameroonian State or a Cameroonian State entity is involved.
Aceris Law’s Harvard, Oxford and Sorbonne trained lawyers are admitted to bars of Western Europe, Eastern Europe and North America and have significant prior experience dealing with commercial, construction and investment treaty arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, ICDR, VIAC and other arbitration rules, many of which have concerned Central Africa.
We can meet clients directly in Douala or Yaoundé, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference. Our Cameroon Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Cameroonian jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking French and English. William Kirtley, the founder of Aceris Law, is American and French national, admitted at the New York Bar and Washington Bar and a former member of Paris Bar, with fifteen years of experience in the field of international arbitration. He lived in West Africa for a number of years prior to becoming a lawyer, working on State-funded development projects. Dr. Marie-Camille Pitton is an internationally-educated French arbitration special counsel at Aceris Law, registered as an attorney in New York and registered at the Versailles Bar, with over a decade of experience in international arbitration. Zuzana Vysudilova of Aceris Law is Slovak, registered at the Paris Bar and speaks English, French, Czech and Slovak fluently. Andrian Beregoi of Aceris Law is Moldovan, although he also has French and Romanian citizenship.
Our Cameroon Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Cameroonian lawyers, who are involved depending on the specific needs of a given arbitration. This ensures that our clients obtain the best arbitration legal representation while also maintaining cost-effectiveness for arbitrations involving Cameroon.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving West and Central Africa. For example, Aceris Law’s Cameroon Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented a West African company in an ad hoc arbitration under OHADA law against a large French company. We have provided legal representation to an African business serving as a contractor in cross-border construction projects, have provided legal advice regarding an expropriation claim concerning a neighbouring African State, have served as counsel for an African business in a dispute concerning the mining industry and have served as counsel in a public international law dispute involving East Africa. Aceris Law has also served as counsel in multiple commercial arbitrations between African and European companies.
By having a dedicated team for arbitrations concerning Cameroon, Aceris Law ensures that the arbitrations involving Cameroon are handled efficiently and cost-effectively, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills.
To learn more about Aceris’ Cameroon Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.