Our History

How a general practice law firm founded in the heart of the economic Capital of Douala in 2001, developed into an esteemed and recognizable legal brand working at the cutting edge of the most dynamic and challenging legal disciplines.

Throughout our long history, we have had one goal for NFM to be regarded as a center of excellence. We have led rather than followed the legal services market, anticipating clients’ needs and responding with a combination of value-for-money solutions and peer acclaimed professional expertise. Today, we are one of Cameroon’s best-known firms, respected and acclaimed for work as market leaders in general commercial practice.

Since our establishment, focused leadership has facilitated our status at the cutting edge of legal and commercial developments. We were the first firm to recognize the growing need for expertise in white-collar crime and we have been one of the leading firms advising on tax fraud practice for well over over 16 years.

Throughout our long history, the firm has built strong connections with elite practitioners all over the world and with whom we retain strong links. We provide rapid and skilled responses to clients’ problems wherever they occur in the world with partners and associates equally at home in a multiplicity of foreign jurisdictions working with some of the world’s leading lawyers.

In 16 years of practice we are justifiably proud of our fiercely independent existence and substantial growth in key specialisms commercial disputes, corporate fraud, energy, banking, Foreign investment, joint ventures, M & A, corporate litigation.

The raft of awards and plaudits from legal directories and clients are testament to a legacy of service and outcomes throughout prodigious years in which the firm has become the go-to practice for corporates or individuals in need of advice on the most complex multi-jurisdictional issues. While we are proud of our achievements, we are also fully committed to further maintaining and strengthening NFM as a center of excellence for many years to come.