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The firm was established in 2000 by attorneys with acknowledged skills and experience (gathered from other firms) and offers a full range of legal services. A prestigious law firm, Henry, Samuelson & Co. has earned international distinction as one of Cameroon’s most up-to-the-minute group of practitioners. A bilingual law practice in a bijural system, H S & Co. concentrates on International Commercial and Corporate Law, specifically in areas of Intellectual Property, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Maritime Transactions, Civil Aviation & Aerospace, International Trade, Due Diligence, Privatisation, Capital Market, Incorporation under OHADA, Telecommunications, Arbitration, Natural Resources, Environmental Law, Labour and Trade Relations. Yet we handled a great deal of civil matters in our local courts.

With a wide-ranging general practice, Henry, Samuelson & Co. has developed a comprehensive modern law department that utilizes state-of-the-art technology. The firm’s general practice portfolio includes litigation in civil and business criminal matters. Being well versed with the legislations regulating business activities in the CEMAC sub-region and beyond to the countries where the OHADA Uniform Acts and the CIMA Code are applicable, the firm represents clients in several countries on all continents. Our expert skills in English and French enable us to communicate complex concepts to the firm’s clientele and to interpret French or English statutes with relative ease.

The firm has been engaged in a commodities and futures transaction involving a joint venture agreement between a local giant agro-industrial concern and a multinational company. We also did a comparative study between the former “Droit des Sociétés” and the present OHADA Uniform Acts as applicable in Cameroon.

Besides, the firm has done several documentary credit transactions, loan syndication and assignment, incorporation of several companies, legal audit of pro-forma contracts, registration and deregistration of aircrafts in the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) and conducted searches in the aircraft registry of the CCAA. We have equally been engaged in research into legal problems related to secured lending in Cameroon where we did an overview of the problems related to foreclosure of 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. On a rather regular basis, clients engaged the firm to do consultancy assignments on forestry exploitation, diamonds exploitation, employee share plans, restructuring and rights under share plans, withholding and tax obligations regarding employees, restructuring of companies to have a new single parent company by way of Scheme of Arrangement or Tender Offer, the registration of several trademarks and patents in OAPI, review of pro-forma reinsurance contracts, research into product standards and also investigate local companies in the interest of foreign partners. Between February and November 2004 we contributed to the World Bank Survey on construction licenses in Cameroon. As maritime lawyers, we arrest (and release) several ships yearly.