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David Etah Akoh

David Etah Akoh

About David Etah Akoh

Market commentators say that he “has quite a lot of experience and exposure in the market. He’s well regarded for corporate law.” He has been the Managing Partner of the Firm since 1985. He holds an LL.B (Hons) Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma (Maîtrise) in Law. His main areas of practice in the firm are Petroleum Law, Mining Law, Banking and Finance, Investment Law, Labour Law, Telecoms, Land Law, Competition Law and Energy. He currently heads the firm’s practice in Petroleum Law, Mining, Labour Law, Banking and Finance, and Telecoms. Over the past few years, David has been involved in almost all the syndicated loan transactions in Cameroon. He regularly advises investors on critical issues relating to the Petroleum Code and its regulations and also the Mining Code and its regulations. He has been highly involved in discussions with the Government of Cameroon for the acquisition by Foreign Investors of land for major agro-industrial projects. He has written several articles on Telecoms Law, Mining law and Public Private Partnership in Cameroon.
The Firm
ETAH-NAN & C° is a bilingual (French and English) Law Firm created in 1985.  The Firm presently has twelve members. This makes us one of the biggest by prevailing local standards. Members in the Firm are essentially Civil (French Lawyers), Common Law Lawyers (English Lawyers), American Lawyers and others specialised in Comparative Law (English and French Law).
We are principally involved in legal, regulatory and tax advisory services to corporate entities and State corporations and also general litigation.  Over the years, the Firm’s expansion has been facilitated by its collaboration with other Law and Consultancy Firms in South Africa, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Europe, the U.K, U.S.A and Asia.
The Firm has constantly been ranked as the leading firm in Cameroon, and David ETAH AKOH, the Firm’s Managing Partner is rated as the Leading Lawyer in Cameroon in General Business Law.
Our Major Areas of practice include Banking and Finance, Telecommunications, Energy, Mining and Petroleum Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Aviation, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, Capital Markets, Investment Law, Real Estate Law, Competition Law, Labour Law, Public Private Partnership Law, Construction Law, and Commercial Litigation.

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