Partner ǀ Head of Banking & Finance Law Practice ǀ Real Estate ǀ Arbitration ǀ Corporate & Commercial Lawyer

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Professional Bio

Divine Afuba has been practising law for over a decade and has extensive experience in working with international law firms.

He has worked in top-tier corporate and commercial law firms where he has acquired technical skills and extensive experience in a wide range of areas including corporate, commercial, real estate, banking and financial law practice.

Divine is currently the head of banking and financial law practice of the law firm. He advises banks and other actors in the banking and financial services industry on banking and financial markets regulations, investments and exchange control regulations, and general commercial and corporate law.

Divine has advised, represented and assisted leading corporations across different industries and sectors in different operations and transactions, including restructuring of syndicated loans, mergers and acquisitions, capital increase, project financing, refinancing, financing and development of solar grids, employee stock option plans, mixed used real estate development project, equity subscription, PPPs, distribution contracts, protection of minority shareholders,  acquisition of offshore drilling rigs, exploitation of iron ore mines, labour contracts and disputes,  etc.

He has advised entities including tech companies, tobacco companies, investment funds, health institutions, banks, cement companies, development agencies, water treatment companies, retail companies, mobile telecommunication companies, beverage companies, energy companies, international financial institutions, oil companies, iron ore companies, companies in the defence sector, etc.

Some of the companies Divine has advised include the following: International Finance Corporation, Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO), AES Sonel/ENEO, Kribi Power Development Company (KPDC), Dibamba Power Development Company (DPDC), Dangote Cement Cameroon SA, Société Générale Cameroun SA, BICEC, Société Camerounaise des Banques (SCB) SA, Union Bank of Cameroon, BMCE, Deutsche Bank AG New York, Douala Retail and Convention Centre, Kasada Group, Sanofi SA, Air Liquide SA, British American Tobacca, African Mobile Network Sarl, etc.

Divine is an avid reader and writer and has published the following articles in reputable local and international journals:

  1. “The constitutional protection of civil and political rights in Cameroon”, 2006 University of Botswana Law Journal
  2. Handbook on Human Rights, Gender and HIV and AIDS (2006), co-author with Boemo Sekgoma and Patrick Michaël Eba
  3. “Reflections on the UN Migrant Workers Convention and its relevance to the African regional human rights system” , in Juridis Périodique, Numéro 94, Avril-Mai-Juin 2013
  1. “Cameroon” in The Variegated Landscape of Mediation (2014), co-author with Dr Enga kameni
  2. “Corporations and human rights in Cameroon: a comment on The Struggle to Economise future Resources v SG Sustainable Oils Ltd and Dr. Timi Isidore” , in Juridis Périodique, Numéro 109, Janvier-Février-Mars 2017

Areas of Practice

Divine’s portfolio includes banking and financial law, financial markets regulation, structured finance, sovereign debt, acquisition finance, real estate, trade finance, project finance, arbitration, telecoms, energy and natural resources.


The London School of Economics (LSE),

Master of Laws, (Distinction), International Business Law

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Master of Laws, Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa

University of Yaoundé II-Soa, Cameroon

Maîtrise en Droit, Business Law

University of Yaoundé II-Soa, Cameroon

Licence en Droit (LLB), English Private Law (highest rank in graduating class)