Martial Akakpo & Associes
27, Rue Khra
Box 62210 Lomé
Tel: (+228) 90 04 10 17
Fax: (+228) 22 22 08 32
Born on June 29, 1962 at Sokodé (TOGO), Martial AKAKPO is lawyer at the Bar of Lomé since 1988.
Holder of a University Post-Graduate Degree in International Business Litigation from the Université de Paris – Est Créteil Val de Marne (Paris 12) with honours.
He is also holder of a post graduate diploma in Business Intelligence and Technological Monitoring at the Conservatoire National des Arts etMétiers (CNAM) in Paris with honours.
Having been also trained in International Organisation of Development Law (OIDD-Italie) and jointly by the Loyola School of Law and Tulane Law School (USA), Martial AKAKPO also specialised in development project investment and financing laws in energy, railway and port infrastructure in Togo and West Africa.
He intervenes as counsel of parties in international arbitrations or as arbitrator appointed by the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of OHADA (CCJA) in Abidjan, and other arbitration centres.
He is lecturer at the EcoleRégionaleSupérieure de Magistrature de l’OHADA (Judicial Training School) (ERSUMA) in Porto Novo.
Founder of “Mercuriales Info”, Togolese Business Law and Arbitration newsletter, he was awarded the distinction of Officer of the National Order of Merit in 2009 and obtained the “Etoile d’Or d’Afrique” honorary diploma in 2012.
Martial Akakpo & Associes:
Located at 27, rue Khra (formerly rue Maréchal Bugeaud), in very centre of Lomé, Togo, Martial Akakpo & Associes is a law firm specialising in business. Established in Lomé in 1985, the firm brings together lawyers, tax experts, risk managers in insurance and legal practitioners. It has secondary offices at national level – in Sokodé and Aného – as well as internationally in Cotonou, Benin.
In its search for realistic and positive solutions to problems facing clients, Martial Akakpo & Associes can mobilise teams of legal practitioners in various specialities to handle particularly urgent or complex cases.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
• Business and public and private investment
• Banking and finance
• Corporate: mergers & acquisitions
• Business (international and ohada)
• Commercial contracts
• Labour and social
• Litigation and arbitration
• Project financing