Vanessa is Partner and heads  the Intellectual Property department.

She manages IP portfolios, advises and represents clients in strategic areas such as brand development and implementation, protection / registration, maintenance and acquisition of Intellectual Property, due diligence, pre-litigation, and litigation processes, and commercialisation (franchising, licensing and transfers).

In the Media, Sports, and Entertainment industry, Vanessa advises on advertising, corporate transactions, dispute resolution, Regulatory & Compliance.

Vanessa provides legal & advisory services in Business Law, Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Corporate and commercial practice, Intellectual Property & Technology, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Project finance, Public-Private Partnerships, and OHADA Practice.

Vanessa provides tactical guidance on launching new businesses, products, and services, advises on business transactions and partnerships, drafts and negotiates complex contracts, financial market regulations, card and related electronic payment instruments, loan agreements, and dispute resolution. Vanessa advises clients on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters and transactions in Africa, especially member countries of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law (OHADA).

Partner | Attorney

In maritime transactions, Vanessa’s litigation experience and knowledge includes ship arrest, maritime contracts, damage claims, cargo loss, registration and deregistration of vessels, collision and maritime casualties.

Vanessa’s clients are SMEs and leading corporations in the following industries: Agribusiness, Fintech, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure, Luxury, Fashion & Beauty, Media, Sports & Entertainment, Natural Resources (Oil & Gas, Power, Energy, Mining & metals), Transport (Shipping & Maritime, Aviation, Roads), and Telecommunications.

Bar Admission & Credentials

  • Cameroon | 2013
  • England & Wales | 2011


  • Africa University – Masters in Intellectual Property
  • University of Law – PgDip in Bar Professional Studies
  • University of Essex – LLB in Law

Industry Associations

  • Cameroon Bar Association | Member
  • International Bar Association | Member
  • International Trademark Association | Member
  • European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) | Member
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group | Member
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators | Associate


  • English
  • French