Dr Boris Awa

Associate

Expertise
  • Corporate Law
  • FinTech
  • Capital Markets
  • DeFi
  • Commercial Law
  • Tech Law
Language
  • English
  • French
Presentation

Dr Boris Awa is an Associate at Epena Law in charge of knowledge management. He studied law at the University of Dschang where he acquired a PhD in English Law.

Boris focus area is Asset Management, FinTech, DeFi, Private Equity, corporate transactions such as M&A, Funds restructuring, electronic commerce, general corporate advisory among others. Boris also
intervenes in preparing loan documents and loan recovery proceedings in Ghana and other common law countries.

Experience

Boris is multidisciplinary and has intervened in a wide array of corporate transactions. His career began when he worked for Galaxy Law firm, a litigation law firm based in Cameroon that specialises in public
interest litigations such as environmental and human rights law.

At Epena, he joined the Companies Tech Law department where he advises multinational FinTech companies on regulatory compliance in Africa. He has also intervened in International Labour matters as
well as corporate law such as fund raising for startups, legal advise on setting up decentralised payment systems and foreign exchange operations among others.

Education

Boris is a holder of a PhD in Private Law from the University of Dschang with Honors (mention: Tres Honorable), Masters Degree in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa as well as a Bachelor’s
Degree (with option as Common Law) from the University of Dschang. Boris has attended training, and seminars on FinTech, DeFi, Foreign Exchange, Private Equity, PropTech among others. Boris has also
written several articles on cryptocurrencies adoption within the CEMAC zone and on investing in Francophone Africa.

Expertise
  • Corporate Law
  • FinTech
  • Capital Markets
  • DeFi
  • Commercial Law
  • Tech Law
Language
  • English
  • French
Presentation

Dr Boris Awa is an Associate at Epena Law in charge of knowledge management. He studied law at the University of Dschang where he acquired a PhD in English Law.

Boris focus area is Asset Management, FinTech, DeFi, Private Equity, corporate transactions such as M&A, Funds restructuring, electronic commerce, general corporate advisory among others. Boris also
intervenes in preparing loan documents and loan recovery proceedings in Ghana and other common law countries.

Experience

Boris is multidisciplinary and has intervened in a wide array of corporate transactions. His career began when he worked for Galaxy Law firm, a litigation law firm based in Cameroon that specialises in public
interest litigations such as environmental and human rights law.

At Epena, he joined the Companies Tech Law department where he advises multinational FinTech companies on regulatory compliance in Africa. He has also intervened in International Labour matters as
well as corporate law such as fund raising for startups, legal advise on setting up decentralised payment systems and foreign exchange operations among others.

Education

Boris is a holder of a PhD in Private Law from the University of Dschang with Honors (mention: Tres Honorable), Masters Degree in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa as well as a Bachelor’s
Degree (with option as Common Law) from the University of Dschang. Boris has attended training, and seminars on FinTech, DeFi, Foreign Exchange, Private Equity, PropTech among others. Boris has also
written several articles on cryptocurrencies adoption within the CEMAC zone and on investing in Francophone Africa.