Expertise
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • M&A
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
Language
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation

Johanna Monthe is a Partner at Epena Law, qualified in France (Paris), the United States (New York), England and Wales, and Cameroon bar associations with over 16 years of experience acquired in the most prestigious international law firms.

Johanna has extensive experience in Africa-related matters, having represented numerous DFIs in their investments in Africa and always being between Nigeria which is a great representative of Anglophone Africa and Cameroon which represents well Francophone Africa and Africa as a whole.

She also advises international clients on the acquisition or financing of companies based in Africa. She has extensive experience working on private equity, private mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions in Africa and has acquired a thorough knowledge of most African legal systems.

Johanna is also involved in a number of initiatives for the evolution of the practice of law in Africa, as well as for the improvement of the regulatory framework.

Johanna has been ranked by Chambers and Partners, Legal500 and Influential Businesswoman Awards.

Experience

Prior to co-founding Epena Law, Johanna worked as a Partner at Linklaters and DLA Piper in London, and before that at King & Wood Mallesons in Paris and Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg as an Associate.

Education

Johanna holds and Executive MBA from London Business School, a LL.M. in Business Law from UCLA school of law (California), and a Master’s degree in business law from Paris Ouest University.

Expertise
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • M&A
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
Language
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation

Johanna Monthe is a Partner at Epena Law, qualified in France (Paris), the United States (New York), England and Wales, and Cameroon bar associations with over 16 years of experience acquired in the most prestigious international law firms.

Johanna has extensive experience in Africa-related matters, having represented numerous DFIs in their investments in Africa and always being between Nigeria which is a great representative of Anglophone Africa and Cameroon which represents well Francophone Africa and Africa as a whole.

She also advises international clients on the acquisition or financing of companies based in Africa. She has extensive experience working on private equity, private mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions in Africa and has acquired a thorough knowledge of most African legal systems.

Johanna is also involved in a number of initiatives for the evolution of the practice of law in Africa, as well as for the improvement of the regulatory framework.

Johanna has been ranked by Chambers and Partners, Legal500 and Influential Businesswoman Awards.

Experience

Prior to co-founding Epena Law, Johanna worked as a Partner at Linklaters and DLA Piper in London, and before that at King & Wood Mallesons in Paris and Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg as an Associate.

Education

Johanna holds and Executive MBA from London Business School, a LL.M. in Business Law from UCLA school of law (California), and a Master’s degree in business law from Paris Ouest University.