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PROFILE  OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

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1. Studies and setting up of investment schemes  :  Examples :

The setting-up of ex Meridien Biao Cameroon Bank.

« Feasibility Study for the setting-up of Lokoundje Palm tree Scheme » in view of giving a new impetus to investment in this sector. Ministry of agriculture. Yaounde. Cameroon..Status : Sofreco Legal consultant. Clichy. France.

—  « Extension of Alucam Investment Scheme ». Legal assistance in the framework of the extension of an investment scheme. Status : legal adviser. Tasks included : the review of the related legal schemes and documents, notably the basic investment convention with Cameroon State …., and providing legal advice in this connection.  Douala. Cameroon.

2. Back-up in the field of securities

Legal advice to the Cameroonian banking sector in connection with credits on the securities granted : example : ex Paribas Cameroun, ex CCEI (Afriland) Bank, ex Meridien Biao Cameroon Bank ….

 3. Legal assistance in the framework of financial backing schemes in favour of  micro-finance structures

Legal assistance in Oikocredit financial backing scheme. Douala. Cameroon. Status : legal adviser. The tasks included the review of the contemplated granting schemes and corresponding legal documents, compliance checking of thesaid documents as well of the borrowing structure with regard to the legislation in force in Cameroon.

4. Restructuring, privatization of companies of the public and para-statal  sector, restructuring of economic sectors.

Privatizations : legal advice and audit in the privatization schemes of Camerooninan agro-industrial companies. Technical Committee for the Rehabilitation of Entreprises of the Public and Parastatal Sector. Yaounde. Privatization of:

. Ngaoundere Milk Pilot-Scheme
. Société Camerounaise de Tabac (SCT)
. Régie Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Cameroun (Regifercam)
. Société des Hévéas du Cameroun (Hévécam)
. Société Camerounaise de Palmeraies (Socapalm)
. Société Camerounaise de Développement du Coton (Sodecoton)
. Cameroon Sugar Company (Camsuco).

— Restructuring : Examples :

- Audit of Yaounde Palais des Congrès. Committee for the Rehabilitation of Entreprises of the Public and Para-statal Sector. Yaounde.

- Feasibility Study on the Assistance Scheme for the Agricultural Development of Tobacco in East Cameroon. Ministry of Agriculture. Yaounde. Cameroon.

In this connection, have been carried out :

  1. a technical and organizational audit of the tobacco industry in Cameroon in order to gather  the relevant information for the drafting of a new policy and  back-up strategy  for the revival of this sector,
  1. and a thorough review of the legal environment in Cameroon to update it in view of such objectives.

5. Sundry. Audit-Appraisal

. Involvment in the Institutional and Scientific Appraisal of Carbap (Centre Africain de Recherches sur le Bananiers et plantains), institutional aspects. The tasks included : the review and appraisal of the institutional framework of this sub-regional structure, and the drafting of proposals in view of its retstructuring. Status : legal consultant. Financed by European  FED. Njombe. Cameroon.

. Appraisal of the Backing Scheme For the Reform of Ethiopian legal environment (notably business environment)  (FSP n°2000-ARDE.). Financed by French Cooperation (Agence française de développement). Status : legal consultant. Addis Ababa. Ethiopia.

6. Assistance in the winding-up of companies and Winding-up of companies

- Winding-up of Meridien Bank Cameroon.

7. Stock Option Plans

Legal assistance in the setting up of stock option plans, drafting of stock option plans,  audit of stock option plans of parent companies or subsidiaries for their staff in Africa notably for Pfizer, NCR, Mobil, Schlumberger, Microsoft Corp., Lafarge  … in collaboration with Baker & Mackenzie

8. Advice on legislation, advice on the conception of legislation and the reform of legal environment

- Study of the Special debt collection scheme in favour of the Cameroonian banking sector when the Treasury’s preferential right was extended to commercial banks. Douala. Cameroon.

 Audit of the Cameroonian legal system relating to the winding-up of the enterprises of the public and para-statal sector in connection with the Rehabilitation Programme of that Sector. Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Entreprises of the Public and Para-statal Sector. Yaounde.

 Assessment of Cameroon legal business environment (bank law) in the framework of the CFA Franc devaluation and paper on « The banker’s liability in the execution of bank transfers in the framework of the 1994 CFA Franc devaluation ».French Legal magazine Penant n° 816 Oct-Dec. 1994. Editor : Editions d’Iéna. Ediana. Paris.

9. Consultant services in professional training.

Among the seminars, training sessions and workshops organized or with a simple participation  :

Organized

- Seminar for the bank sector on the extension of the Treasury’s preferential right to the banks to facilitate banks’ debts recovery.

- Information Seminars to the business community at large on the new Cameroonian Labour Code.

- Seminars to the business community on new Ohada Debt collection Law on insolvent debtors.

. Updating Seminars for Cameroon lawyers and sollicitors, notaries and bailiffs on Ohada business law. Yaounde-Douala-Garoua. (2008). Financed by ADB.

- Seminar on some criminal abuses in business pre-contentious and contentious matters in Cameroon. Douala.


Simple participation  

. Seminar of the African Congress of Business Lawyers. COJA. Brazzaville. Congo."Land and Real Estate Rights, Practices and Disputes in Africa: A Stakeholders' Perspective".  Lecture of Lawyer Mandessi Bell : “Bank credit and real estate: The practice of land registration with regard to the contradictions between Ohada Law on Securities and the national legal land environments”.

. ESSAKA Seminar."The african city of tomorrow".   Lecture of Lawyer Mandessi Bell : " Land issues with regard to the structuring projects investments of the Douala city and its heritage".

. ESSAKA Seminar. “Environment, Landscape and Heritage: exemplary operational strategy for a sustainable urban environmental management with the risks of degradation of fragile environments in Douala metropolitan area (degraded forests, mangroves)”. Lecture of Lawyer Mandessi Bell : “Sustainable management of the urban environment with the threat against fragile environments in the Douala metropolitan area (degraded forest, mangrove swamp)”.


To see some pictures of these seminars :

. click here, Updating Seminars for Cameroon lawyers and sollicitors, notaries and bailiffs on Ohada business law. Yaounde-Douala-Garoua..

. click here, Seminar on some criminal abuses in business pre-contentious and contentious matters in Cameroon. Douala..

. click here, Seminar of the African Congress of Business Lawyers. Coja. Brazzaville. Congo.







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