Sarada Nya is a lawyer at the Cameroon and Paris Bars. She is partner at Chazai & Partners, an independent business law firm based in Douala (Cameroon), with a desk in Paris. Her practice focuses on corporate law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate restructuring. She is also an expert in IP/IT & TNT, energy law, distribution law, real estate, criminal business law and compliance.
She was an associate at the French law firm Courtois Lebel in Paris before joining the Paris office of the English law firm DWF LLP in the Mergers & Acquisitions department. In Africa, Sarada Nya is involved in transactions in several OHADA member countries.
Sarada Nya has also worked in the Corporate & Corporate Finance department of the Paris office of the English firm Pinsent Mason LLP, in the Pinot de Villechenon & Partners, as well as in the Corporate Law Department of Dalkia, in the Legal Department of Alain Afflelou Franchiseur, in the Group Legal Department of Tarkett, where she was in charge of corporate governance and compliance, and at the Corporate Secretariat of the asset management company Axa Investment Managers, where she was Corporate Governance Analyst.
Sarada Nya holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Law from the University of Dundee in Scotland, a Master 2 in Law and Business Ethics from the University of Cergy Pontoise, as well as a Master 1 in Contract and Corporate Law and a Licence in Private Law from the Catholic University of Lille. She speaks French and English fluently.
She is the treasurer of the Association des Juristes Camerounais de France (AJCF). She is a member of the African Business Lawyers’ Club (ABLC), a club dedicated to promoting better business practice in Africa, and is also a member of the Circle of Jurists for Business Ethics. Sarada Nya is the President of the French subsidiary of Believe In Africa, an American association formed by members of the African diaspora for the promotion and economic and social development of the African continent.
Sarada has experience in the following areas:
Anti-bribery and corruption, Commercial, Commercial (general), Compliance and risk management, construction and infrastructure, Corporate, Corporate and commercial (contentious), Corporate and group structuring, Corporate governance, Disputes / litigation, Due diligence, Financial services, Fraud and corporate crime (contentious), Intellectual property (general), Intellectual property and technology, Joint ventures, Laws, M&A deals (large / premium), M&A deals (mid-market), Major projects / infrastructure, Music law, Payment systems, Private equity, Real estate, Real estate (general), Real estate deals (large / premium), Regulatory (General), reorganisations and rationalisations, Risk and compliance (general), Trademarks and service marks
Sarada has previously helped clients in the following industries: