Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm

Full Service Law Firm:Intellectual Property,Corporate & Commercial law - Cameroon,OHADA,OAPI

Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm

1st Floor SHALOM Building, Ancienne Route
Opposite Pharmacie du Pont/Express Union, Bonassama - Bonaberi

Douala 4876

Phone+237 233 426479

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Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm Overview

Founded in 1986 and with over 33years of experience, we have a track record of successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects. We are a full service law firm of very focused and experienced attorneys principally serving Cameroon, the Central, West, and East African region.

Every successful venture needs to grow, strengthen and defend its business; the transactional, regulatory, and risk assessment services we provide can help to ensures this. By combining specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how, the Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm provides diligent, professional legal advice services, tailored around our client’s' needs.

Our focus is to develop a deeper understanding of our clients’ businesses and deliver practical, commercially astute, and innovative solutions designed to help our clients achieve their legal and business objectives in the most efficient way.

The firm’s core practice is concentrated in the areas of Banking and Finance, Immigration Law, Employment and Labour, Energy, Transport, Intellectual Property, Tax, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Financial Institutions, Corporate, M&A and Securities, and General Business Law.

Above all, our ethos, services, and principles are driven by Integrity, Diligence, and Professionalism.

Year this Office was Established: 1986

Languages: French, English

Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Corporate Criminal Investigations; Corporate Restructuring; Finance Market; Foreign Direct Investment; International Commercial Law; International Joint Ventures; Mining Law; Liquidation; Timber Exploitation; Marital Agreements and Settlements; Technology Law; Common Law; French Law (Civil Law; Equity; Postnuptial Agreements; Banking Loan Securities.

Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm Areas of Law Description

The Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm with over 22 years’ experience offers a full range of legal services including, but not limited to:

- Mining
Our mining and metals lawyers offer you first class specialist expertise in the Mining Industry, delivered through personalized services tailored to your business needs. We take the time to understand your structure, objectives, goals and approach to deals, so that we always provide you with advice that meets your unique needs, focuses on solving your problems and represents real value.

- Product Liability
When consumers buy a product, they rightly expect it to perform safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. We adequately represent clients who have suffered in one way or another following consumption of a defective product.

- Commercial Litigation
The Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm is well known for representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of Commercial litigation matters.

- Intellectual Property Law
Thousands of hours in the court room and the Registry of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) have provided the Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm with the skills that business clients need when defending or prosecuting their Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and other intellectual property rights.

- Personal Injury
Our decade of court room experience and our state-of-the-art preparation puts our clients on a level playing field with the insurance companies we’re fighting.

- Maritime Law
The Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm has represented a broad range of clients in a variety of Maritime-related disputes.

- Medical Malpractice
When patients seek medical care, they deserve treatment that meets or exceeds the standard of care for the medical profession. Unfortunately, in many cases it is just the opposite. Our law firm regularly represents patients who have suffered from medical negligence or malpractices, for adequate compensation.

- Labor Disputes
Though the rights of employees should be protected, they should not take their employers for granted. We negotiate and draft Labor Contracts and other related Agreements; Resolve individual and collective Labor Disputes and also advise on all Labor-related matters.

- Timber Exploitation
Our presence within the Congo Basin gives us the ability to meet up with what is expected of us.

- Telecommunication and Information Technology
With the advent and rapid growth within the information communication super highway, we are at the service of those who are ready or intend to venture in the following: Telecommunication (mobile/fix), internet world (cybercrimes, hacking and the protection of valuable information in the digital world).

- Environmental Law
Cameroon and other CEMAC States have abundant forest reserves. This has provided us with a lot of assignments in Forestry Exploitation Law in Cameroon and CEMAC member countries. We obtain Permits for Petroleum and Mineral exploitation, as well as other Authorizations, Consents, Licenses, Approvals and Registrations related thereto.

- Family Law
Conflicts resolution and reconciliation between spouses, adoption of infants, petitions for divorce, recognition, legitimization, divorce compensations, alimonies pending divorce, ante nuptial and postnuptial agreements, marital settlements, etc.

- Law of Succession
The Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm also boasts of experts who are specialized in the drafting of Wills, Equity and Trust, Estate Planning, Wills counseling, Completion of Wills Forms, Codicils, Wills provisions, Testamentary Trust. We are Executors to renowned personalities, carryout guardian and future interest counseling, and charitable dispositions.

- Employment Law
The Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm acts as a link between employers and job-seekers. Based on the confidence bestowed on us over the years, we serve as Recruitment Agent especially for many foreign Companies coming to establish in Cameroon for the very first time. We also assist Companies in the procurement of Work Permits and Residence Permits for their expatriate workers.

- Corporate Directive
In its continuous effort to curb crime and provide honest services to its clients, the Nico Halle and Co. Law Firm has Lawyers specialized in detecting fraudulent absconders, fraudulent declarations to foreign corporations, fraudulent insurance policies, investigations to criminal corporate responsibilities, company in-house problems, adduce and pursue company transactional matters, search on transparency reports on banks, companies, insurance companies etc.

- Company Law
We do incorporation and re-incorporation of companies, carry on feasibility studies to set up companies, we provide foreign clientele with the Laws on investment environment and the Investment Code of Cameroon. We draw up Memoranda and Articles of Association of companies; provide share security information and act as share brokers, lobby for the buying and selling of shares, if assigned.

- Investment Law
The very first operational Stock Exchange Market in the Central African Sub Region was commissioned in Cameroon on April 23, 2003 almost three years after its creation. The Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm advises prospective investors in this domain and act as brokers in some cases.

- Banking Law
Our Law Firm handles matters in all member States without any difficulties. Because of our reputation in Banking both national and international we have and are rendering the following banking services to our clientele: We obtain Banking Licenses for our clients, we do incorporation of Banks, Legal Audits of Loan Contracts and Mortgages, we do counseling on Banking Loan Securities and evaluate collateral, we act as Banking Arbitrators, advise on risk sharing, liquidity ratios, we have assisted clients to buy over Banks by acquisitions.

- Privatization Law
The Cameroon Government indulged in privatizing both public and Para-public enterprises when it became convinced that Privatization was the one way to economic salvation. A Law was passed in 1990 to this effect. The World Bank and Briton Woods Institutions imposed this weapon as a pre-condition to their granting any loan facilities and/or other assistance to Cameroon.


Nico Halle Mr. Nico N. Halle
Aviation Law, Business Law, Employees Rights, Human Rights, Intellectual Property

Vanessa Halle Miss Vanessa N. Halle
Agency and Distributorship, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Business and Industry, Business Formation

John Halle John Halle Halle
Adoption, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Art and Culture, Banking and Finance

Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm Affiliations

  • Cameroon Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

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