Ferdinand graduated from the University of Yaoundé II Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in 2001. He immediately joined a law firm where he assisted in the practice of commercial litigation, contracts and criminal law. After a year, he moved to study in Ghana where he obtained a postgraduate diploma in Ports and Shipping Administration (Maritime Studies) from the University of Ghana, in 2003. He went further to Malta where he obtained an LLM in International Maritime Law from the IMO (International Maritime Organization) International maritime Law Institute in 2005, and moved to the UK to study for, and take the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers professional qualifying examinations to later qualify as a Member (MICS – Shipbroker) and was elected a Fellow (FICS – Chartered Shipbroker in 2012.
In 2005, Ferdinand started a career in Maritime Operations and Law, Oil and Gas Operations and Law, Construction Support Services and law, providing services to international principals, principally based in the USA, Canada and the UK. He worked in collaboration with local agents and partners, Governments and Regulatory bodies, in over 20 countries in Africa over the last 16 years, and has built a great network of and with professionals in these countries.
Ferdinand was called to the Bar in Ontario in June 2023, prior to completing the Practice Readiness Education Program for Alberta lawyers. He then moved to join a team of experienced lawyers at Queck & Associates Law Office in Alberta. His practice here is in Employment Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Immigration and Civil Litigation, with a view to employing his past 18 years’ experience to develop a practice in Oil and gas law, Maritime law, Construction law, with emphasis on clients with operations abroad, especially Africa, and French language clients.
Outside work, Ferdinand enjoys playing and watching soccer, and participating in community social and volunteer activities.
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