About us
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Chazai & Partners is a business law firm that provides innovative, accessible and tailored services. We offer services to local corporates, multinationals, financial institutions, insurance companies, investment funds, public and private institutions, and sovereigns.

Chazai & Partners also provides legal and tax advice to start-ups and high-net-worth individuals.

Our high profile lawyers have gained sound expertise in local and international high-profile transactions and litigation matters. The firm was founded in 2017 by Aurélie Chazai, an international lawyer duly admitted to practice in Cameroon and Paris, who has extensive experience on cross-borders corporate transactions. Aurélie has now settled back home in Cameroon with a view to offering comprehensive services to local businesses applying the best international standards and practices to the particulars of projects and transactions completed across Africa.

Our firm rests on values that define us and our practice:

  • Excellence

    We are professional and thorough. We also provide services in English and French.
  • Integrity

    We aim to build trustworthy and strong relationships with our clients and ensure that they are fully satisfied throughout the relationship. Our ethical standards are uncompromising.
  • A Practical Approach

    We provide bespoke services and always tailor our advice to the applicable socio-economic, environmental and political climate.
  • Team Spirit

    We are all qualified lawyers with experience working together, always in the best interest of our clients.

Our areas of expertise are:


Companies Law & Mergers and Acquisitions

Our practice focuses on corporate transactions for public and private companies. Our services range from company registration to day-to-day corporate activities (organizing board meetings, shareholder meetings, approval of financial statements, appointment of directors, etc.) and any equity-related transactions. We accompany our clients for restructuring, administration and receivership, as well as privatization. We also provide corporate governance advice to our clients.

Chazai & Partners provides services in the area of mergers and acquisitions (increase in shareholding, asset sales, due diligence reviews, etc.) and legal advisory in the context of guarantees on liabilities, litigations, conflict of interest and shareholder disputes, penal code and business ethics in Cameroon and abroad.

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Private Equity

The law firm provides advisory services in capital investments through transactions carried out in Cameroon and abroad in the context of drafting of protocol agreements, shareholder agreements, dividend policy agreements and salary levelling for employees and employers.

We offer transferability agreements of risk capital for business for young and innovative start-ups in the field of technology, telecommunications, fintech, renewable energies.

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Banking & Finance

We assist our clients in project financing, trade finance, financing of fixed assets needs and import and export.

We provide assistance to banks and other financial institutions, DFIs for their lending facilities parastatals, African governments in projects in mining, energy, infrastructure and agriculture sectors, either in Cameroon or the sub-Saharan region by drafting and negotiating agreements and all ancillary documentation.

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We have a strong experience in insurance law and we provide advisory services to insurance and re-insurance companies on industry related issues providing assistance on legal advisory or litigation.

Our insurance specialists regularly publish in business review articles and give part-time lectures on the subject matter.

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Our Accomplishments & References

Our expertise is recognized by our peers and by the market, as evidenced by our following distinctions: