Prime Time Law Offices

Derek Invo Buo

Best Law Firm in Cameroon

Senior Associate

Derek  is a litigator who is driven by client-focused advocacy coupled with exceptional legal knowledge and skill. His clients trust him to listen to their needs and desired results and to offer them competent and realistic legal advice. Derek represents a wide variety of clients including government agencies, financial institutions, small businesses, and individuals. His practice focuses on business, commercial, contract, real estate, landlord-tenant, and construction disputes. She is licensed to practice in both Nigeria and Cameroon supreme courts

 

Since joining Prime Time law Offices , Derek  has resolved matters for national banks, state government entities, businesses, homeowners, and tenants including the following:

 

  • Successful prosecution in favor of international financial institution for payment of debt on real estate development
  • Successful prosecution in favor of a creditor to collect debt owed to it by a multi-family housing developer.
  • Successfully defended national investor/lender against general contractor claims for cost overruns from construction defects on housing project
  • Obtained favorable court decisions for national banks in several wrongful foreclosure suits • Obtained dismissal of all claims by real estate agent against international bank.
  • Successfully negotiated end of homeowners’ unlawful rental activities which violated certain Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions on the property
  • Represented an automobile dealership and successfully recovered a vehicle which was in the possession of a third party
  • Obtained preliminary injunction in favor of residential real estate purchaser to protect real estate sale proceeds from being released to seller who committed fraud
  • Prosecuted property damage and construction defect claims of owners of single-family homes and multifamily projects against contractors and design professionals

 

 Education

Masters in law ( in preview ) 2022

2018-2019 Nigeria Law School, Kano

              BL (second class honors)

2008-2011 University of Buea

       LL.B  Hons. In Law (second class honors)

-2006-2008 Saint Joseph’s College

 

Bar Admissions

  • Cameroon Bar Association, (CBA)
  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

 

 

Membership Associations

  • African Bar Association, (AFBA)
  • Common Law Lawyers Association, (CCLA)
  • Fako Lawyers Association, (Fakla)
  • Buea Based Lawyers Association
  • Buea Based Young Lawyers Association (BBYLA)
  • University of Buea Law Alumni (UBLA)
  • Sasse Old Boys Association, (SOBA)
  • Bokwango Ex Students Association (BOEXSA)
  • Wonyaemongo Youths Association, (WOYA)

 

AWARDS

 

2011(February) Certificate of Recognition (for championing justice in the Department of law,   University of Buea).

-2011(December) certificate of recognition as Secretary General of the Law Society.

-2011(December) certificate of participation in Moot Court Trial organized by the Law society in the University of Buea.

-2004(June) Citizenship Award (coupled with two weeks training on Citizenship by the British Counsel and the Canadian embassy on the organization, participation of elections and the right of voters.

 

Research and publication

-2014,”Law, an Integrated Approach for Technical and Commercial Colleges in Cameroon

-2013,”Law and Government for Cameroon Colleges

-2011, Academic publication on “Courts with Special jurisdiction in Cameroon”.

 

 

SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

 

– January 13, 2021 Fako Lawyers Association, “Legal Drafting and Law Firm Management”

– June 5-7 2019, Cameroon Bar Association “International Colloquium on New Legal Fields”

– August 26-30 2018, Nigeria Bar Association “Annual General Conference”, Abuja

– 2017, All Common Law Lawyers Conference held in Kumba on the 13th of January 2017 at the Presbyterian church Fiango hall.

– 2016, Cameroon Bar Association seminar on “Public Private Partnership (PPP)” held at Chariot Hotel, Buea on the 7th of July 2016.

– 2016, All Common Law Lawyers Conference held in Buea on the 13th of February 2016

2015, Fako Lawyers Continuous Legal Education Programme on “Legal Practice and Procedure under the Cameroon Judicial System”

– 2015, All Common Law Lawyers Conference, held in Bamenda on the 9th May 2015.

– 2014, Training Seminar for all Advocates-in-training in Cameroon, February 22nd 2014.

– 2011, First African Conference, held on International  Commercial law,13-14 January, Douala,Littoral Region, Cameroon.

– 2011 Legal Symposium on “The role of justice in Cameroon and how justice and Human Rights are related” jointly organized by the department of law in the University of Buea and the South West Regional Delegation for National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms in Cameroon, May 25 2011.

2011 “The role of communication in Cameroon and how it is related with the law and the state” organized by the ministry of communication, Ministry of Post and Tele Communication and the Law Department in the University of Buea. June 2011.

-2010 Seminar on “Motor vehicle insurance in Cameroon” organized by the department of law in the University of Buea in partnership with Zenith insurance on May 19 2010.

 

 

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