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Litigation, Arbitration and ADR

Having all the forensic skills at our disposal, HS & Co. engages in litigation proceedings before the courts of common law (courts with ordinary jurisdiction and courts with special jurisdiction) and the specialized courts of Cameroon. In this respect, while some of our attorneys are brilliant at prosecution, others are practiced in defence.
 
The matters we handle range from disputes connected to and touching business criminal offences and civil and commercial matters in general (commercial transactions, civil claims, merchant banking, commercial banking, collection, intellectual property infringement, breach of all types of contract, maritime claims, adoption, labour disputes, ship arrest, unfair competition, insurance claims, aircraft confiscation, corporate disputes…).
 
In litigation, our trial attorneys adopt a rather aggressive approach as they take a firm, positive stance.
 
In the litigation orientation of our trial attorneys we are sure to have some specialize in prosecution while others specialize in defence because prosecution and defence require different skills and differing strategies and tactics depending upon the circumstances of the case. Indeed the proclivity to prosecute or defend is personality-linked.
 
Yet before we ever take court action we always attempt out-of-court settlement using our arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution skills. This is because nobody is more aware than we are that “a bad amicable settlement is better than a good judgment”. So we encourage our clients engaged in international commercial transactions to enter into arbitration agreements. We are acquainted with ad hoc arbitration, institutional arbitration, fast track arbitration, conciliation, mediation and mini trial.
 
We are also acquainted with the procedures in the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Laws, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Arbitration and Mediation Centre (WIPO), the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, the German Maritime Arbitration Association, and the Tokyo Maritime Arbitration Association.