|BARRISTER NICO HALLE: LUMINARY|
Almost 1000 guests, converged on Castle Hall in Douala, May 14 2016, for the Pearl Jubilee celebration of Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle as a legal practitioner.
The event saw the launching of the book “ Nico Halle as I know Him;” a compilation of the works of Nico Halle, a legal luminary, devout Christian, peace and development crusader and a man who supports a free press.
Edited by veteran journalist Teneng Lucas, it celebrates the efforts of Barrister Nico Halle, current President of the Cameroon Bar Association General Assembly's contribution to the legal profession in Cameroon and the world.
|AFTER 'THANK YOU' MASS|
For 30 years, he has trained many prominent lawyers like Barristers Abeng Roland, Achu Julius, Feh Henry Baboh and runs the leading and recognized, Nico Halle International Law Firm, http://hallelaw.com/en/.
The legal practice is what made Nico Halle an international legal consultant and election expert. It emerged from the book launch that Nico Halle turned down getting into Cameroon’s School of National Administration and Magistracy, ENAM, considered as training ‘corrupt’ civil servants.
|HANDING BIBLE TO FON OF BAFUT, HRH ABUMBI|
According to one of the speakers at the book launch, Nico Halle had argued that he preferred to serve the people and defend their rights. Some clients said he always advocates for an out of court settlement.
Nico Halle at one point in his career rejected an offer to defend a former Douala Government Delegate involved in a suspected embezzlement case. He cited his conscience and morality reasons.
As a devout Christian he has served in several capacities in the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon,PCC, and was one time National President of one of the movements in the church, the Christian Men Fellowship, CMF. Earlier on same May 14, at the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, PCC, Bonaberi Congregation in Douala,
there was a “Thank You Ceremony” during which PCC Moderator, Rt Rev Fonki Samuel, prayed God to send more people like Nico Halle who render services to humankind.
In his peace crusading and local development initiatives, Nico Halle spearheaded electricity projects, and the renovation of several palaces in Cameroon.
The Fons of the North West in 1999 crowned him Ntumfor (spokeman) of the Fons.
|WE NEED A VIBRANT PRESS|
When controversy emerged over the ‘Ntumfor’title his response was: “ A man makes a tittle and not the title makes a man. They can call you Ntumfor 1000 times it would not make you Nico Halle.”
Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle is one of those who value the contribution of the press in building any nation. His subscribes to Thomas Jefferson's belief in a free, democratic and vibrant press.
NICO HALLE : BIO DATA
Barrister Nico Halle is a renowned Advocate of Human Rights and Liberties, Good Governance and Democracy and also a seasoned Elections Monitoring Expert. As a pioneer member of the defunct National Elections Observatory of Cameroon (ONEL),
he successfully supervised and controlled the 2002 Twin Municipal & Legislative Elections, the 2004 Presidential Elections,and the 2007 Twin Municipal & Legislative Elections all in Cameroon.
He has also monitored elections in other countries and was part of the African Union Observer Mission that monitored the Second Round Presidential Elections in Zimbabwe which held on June 27, 2008, on the invitation of the Chairman of the African Union following his track record in this domain.
He has received several National and International distinctions, amongst which are many MAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS in different spheres. He also gives lectures in several Institutions of Higher learning and professional establishments. He is often invited as guest speaker at several workshops, symposiums and conferences both nationally and internationally.He has trained and continues to train several I.P. Attorneys who operate within OAPI.
EXPERTISE/AFFILIATION OF NICO HALLE INTERNATIOONAL LAW FIRM
Intellectual Property, Telecommunications/Internet Technology Law, Corporate Law, Mining Law, Advocate of Human Rights, Maritime Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration), Civil Aviation Law, Banking and Finance Law, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Commercial Law, Mergers, Conveyancing, Succession and Wills, Family Counselling, Privatisation, Insurance and Re-insurance and Contract Law .
•Member of European Lawyers Association.
•Member of the American Bar (Forster-Long INC).
•Member of American Bank Attorneys.
•Co-editor of Euromoney Publication.
•Correspondent and Adviser World Market Research Centre
•Member International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).
•Member of London Court of Arbitration.
•Author of many Articles published in International Legal Updates.
•Member of International Bar Association (IBA).
•Member of the International Who’s Who Historical Society.
•Former Member of the Defunct National Elections Observatory of Cameroon (ONEL).
•Former Chairman of the Transitional Advisory Team (TAT) of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC).
•Vice President of AMOAPI i.e. The Association of Accredited Attorneys at the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI).
•Member of the Scientific Committee of the Denis Ekani Intellectual Property Training Centre at the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI).
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*Additional Reporting and Photos by Hanson Nfor. Guest reporter.