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Banking and Finance

Our team in the banking and finance department has represented various clients in the financial and legal advisory services including national and international lending institution, bank, insurance companies, leasing companies, investment firms, energy sector companies and other type of financial institutions.

We have extensive experience and represent clients in a broad spectrum of corporate finance transaction such as shareholder agreement, documentation of credit facilities, debt advising and recovery, lending agreement, acquisition credit facilities, asset based-loan, leverage buyout, commercial paper bank facilities, Project financing developmental financing

Our law firm acts as consultants and facilitators to foreigners and multinational companies seeking to increase their investments in Cameroon and further provide legal opinions on a wide range of investment issues

Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Kinsmen Advocates team of first class and proven Arbitrators and Mediators have the expertise to bring your case to a justiciable end through arbitration and mediation proceedings.

With close to 100% success rate, we attempt to settle disputes amicably and zealously.

Employment and Labour

From recruitment to retirement, our team of highly trained employment and labour law specialists provide informed counsel to assist our Clients and help them manage legal situations involving all kinds of labour issues.

We also provide services relating to the setting up, management, restructuring and mergers of Pension Schemes and a host of other employment matters. 

We also advise to ensure compliance with the extant regulations governing labour relations including the labour code, constitution and all other laws regulating the labour sector.

We offer you expert legal advice on, employee compensation & benefits, pension labour disputes & settlement. 

Family and Matrimonial Law

We entertain broad range of issues ranging from adoption, child custody, divorce, domestic violence, juvenile dependency and delinquency, property rights, support obligations, visitation rights, paternity, Wills , letters of administration and inheritance. Our team of lawyers has over the year’s registered significant success in this area of practice and thereby fulfilling our objectives of ensuring client satisfaction.

Maritime Law

We deal with all the different stakeholders in the Maritime industry including shipbuilders, owners, charterers, financiers, port authorities and government on wet and dry shipping, admiralty and finance matters.

Our lawyers deal with the full range of legal issues arising from the Sector. We advise our Clients and enable them benefit from ample opportunities that are present in the Maritime industry.

We offer you expert legal advice on, vessel financing and registration, international trade and commodities, maritime litigation.

Company secretarial service

Kinsmen Advocated Law Firm secretarial services ranges from; statutory filings and returns (Alteration of objects, notification of change of director, change of corporate head office and increase of share capital), attend company board meetings, render secretarial services in meetings, advise on compliance on applicable regulations, maintain a register & other records, render proper returns and provision of registered office.
The status of a company secretary has evolved and our qualified solicitors can provide the above services in a professional and timely manner.

Entertainment Law

At Kinsmen Advocates, we represent clients across diverse areas in the sports and entertainment industry throughout Cameroon and abroad.

We negotiate contracts & insurance for athletes, sport teams, entertainment star, television company, movie producer and ensure artist intellectual works are not pirated illegally.

Our dedicated sports and entertainment lawyers also helps with media relations, public relations, image consulting, business developments, commercial contracts, product liability, licensing, royalty, copyright & trademark.

Corporate Advisory

Our Firm’s unrivaled expertise in corporate matters guarantees our ability to advice our clients on their most complex commercial and corporate transactions ensuring that their deals are carried out successfully. 

Our expertise ranges from regulatory issues to company incorporation and our expansive knowledge in corporate matters and skillful approach to corporate governance is beneficial to both businesses and individuals alike.We offer you expert legal advice on business intelligence, business establishment, business, regulatory compliance, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, insolvency & bankruptcy, due diligence & legal risk assessment, competition compliance, asset Investigations & recovery, fraud & anti-money laundering, corporate governance.

Intellectual Property

Kinsmen Advocates have a responsive team of intellectual property lawyers to ensure your innovative ideas and creative work is guarded against unauthorized infringements and passing off.

We represent clients in intellectual property disputes, franchising, trade mark, patent, copyright, licensing, trade secret, labeling, novelty, industrial design, packaging, and manufacturing and distribution agreement.

We guarantee our clients all necessary measures following due process to protect their intellectual property rights and guide you through each phase of intellectual property registration process.


We handle all aspects of insurance and reinsurance disputes, claims and coverage work.
We represent our clients in the following areas; motor vehicle insurance, life insurance, third party insurance and also adopts the most efficient and effective  mechanism to resolve and settle insurance claims using international best practice mechanisms.

We have represented major insurers in insurance coverage claims, reinsurance disputes, commercial disputes arising from the sale and purchase of insurance businesses, warranty and indemnity insurance, liquidated damages.

We are also capable of handling multi-party losses such as claims arising from fire, property, construction, oil and gas, commercial and industrial operations and transportation.


Kinsmen Advocates offer comprehensive tax advisory and compliance services to a diverse range of clients which includes; Domestic and International Multinational Corporation as well as Individuals.

With our decade of experience, we act as tax advisers to companies, partnership, businesses  and individuals on all types of tax related  issues including corporate income tax, personal tax, custom and excise tax, petroleum profit tax and value added tax.

Private Clients & Notarial Services

Our in-house Notaries-Public, whose seals remain the uncontroversial mark of integrity and trustworthiness is able to deliver highly credible results that have been trusted over time.

We notarize and authenticate legal documents and instruments whether they are business and transactional or sensitive and personal.

We offer you expert legal services on authentication of documents, agreements and legal instruments, depositions, public services, family/private investments, family charities and charitable giving, making of Wills, administration of trusts and estates.

Real Estate and Conveyancing

The breadth of our experience and novel approach enables us to execute the most complex real estate and property transactions. These include; preparation and perfection of leases, tenancy agreements, conveyance deeds, mortgage, acquisition and disposal recovery of premises.
The firm ensures necessary searches at the land registry is done and due diligence as a precursor before any transaction in real estate business.

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Tonga Benjamin Mekinde
Tonga Benjamin Mekinde, Advocate in Training in Kinsmen Advocates

Tonga Benjamin Mekinde (AIT) is an Advocate in Training in Kinsmen Advocates. He is a holder of a Bachelor degree in Law and a Masters in International Law. He Heads the Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolutions department and has over the years represented the firm competently.

Before joining Kinsmen Advocates he worked with reputable Human Rights Commission and Non – Governmental Organization as a volunteer charged with the responsibility of addressing human right violation. He has received wide appreciation for his independent and reliable reports on the field.

His published and widely read articles on “The Responsibility to Protect: An emerging norm in International law or part of sovereignty?” and “Legal Advice on Asylum Seekers, Refugees and victims of human right trafficking in Africa” has exposed him to series of international conferences.

Tonga Benjamin Mekinde (AIT) under the Cameroon bar Association.

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