Junior Angabua Makes History As First Cameroonian Lawyer To Bag Master’s In International Maritime Law

Jul 1, 2024

Chuo Angabua has become the first Cameroonian lawyer and Public Notary to earn a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Maritime Law from the esteemed International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta.

The institute was established under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, UN.

This achievement is a significant milestone for the legal landscape of Cameroon and Chuo Angabua. IMLI is a globally recognized center for maritime law education and research.

Chuo Angabua’s graduation from this distinguished institution is a testament to his commitment to the profession and his proficiency in international maritime law.


Chuo Angabua’s Remarkable Journey

In 2012, Junior Angabua began his legal career as an extern at a law firm, where he focused on civil and criminal litigation.

He acquired valuable experience by working with top-tier law firms and government sectors in both Cameroon and Nigeria throughout his career.

Ultimately, this exposure provided him with a firm foundation and strategic development, which ultimately led him to establish Prime Time Law Offices in 2020.

Junior’s commitment to the maritime industry is evident in his role as a prominent advocate for the Cameroonian maritime flag.


He advocates for the rights of clients in a wide range of maritime legal matters, such as the registration and compliance of ships, marine insurance disputes, the carriage of goods by sea, admiralty and salvage, human rights at sea, maritime regulatory compliance, and even pollution and environmental issues.


Importance Of The IMO-IMLI Program

The IMO-IMLI programme is a globally recognized center for maritime law education. The programme’s graduates are employed in a diverse array of sectors, such as government agencies, shipping corporations, and international organizations.

Chuo Angabua’s qualification from this prestigious institution will unquestionably provide him with opportunities in the international maritime legal community.

The legal community of Cameroon has taken a substantial stride forward with the graduation of Chuo Angabua.

His proficiency in international maritime law will be indispensable in the promotion of the nation’s maritime interests and the cultivation of global collaboration.