Liliane Mubanga

Liliane Mubanga is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Liliane directly using the contact details listed above.

Liliane’s work history is as follow:

  • Senior Executive of Thambwe-Mwamba & Associés;
  • Member of the International Criminal Bar;
  • Member of the Bar Council of Kinshasa/Gombe from 2011 to 2015;
  • Lawyer at the Bar of Kinshasa/Gombe (1999 to present).

Liliane is mining and quarrying agent; she has a Masters in International Commercial Law from Robert Kennedy College/University of Salford Manchester.

Liliane Mubanga has also had a training in: OHADA; Hydrocarbons; Public Procurement; and insurance, among others.

Doing Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (lawyer-monthly.com)

What is Commercial law?

Commercial law involves legal problems that can occur in the running of businesses and commercial transactions. Its predominant concerns are contract and tort law. Clients that come to commercial law firms include large businesses, governments, banks, insurance companies and more. Legal advice can be given to any part of the running of business, from offset (start a business) all the way to dissolving a company.

It is the area of law that is always thriving since it has a strong association with the economy, thus affecting society as a whole. Therefore, commercial law is incredibly important as it affects how businesses are run and how they in turn work to help and grow society. Furthermore, it provides the rules for businesses and organisation so as to ensure legal conduct avoiding fraudulent activity.

If you would like to contact Thambwe-Mwamba & Associés directly, please email them via the following address [email protected].

Advisory Excellence Welcomes Liliane Mubanga and Thambwe-Mwamba & Associés in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (streetinsider.com)

Bilis Lotengo

Bilis Lotengo is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bilis directly using the contact details listed above.

Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Headquarters of institutions of the country, is where Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates, SC-P has had its headquarters since 1995. The location of our office in Kinshasa gives our lawyers and consultants a major advantage thanks to their speedy access to the headquarters of central politico-administrative entities, Cassation Court, State Council, and courts and tribunals of Kinshasa.

The team in Kinshasa includes lawyers admitted to the bar before the Court of Cassation and State Council, practicing the « cassation » and other special procedures, as well lawyers admitted respectively to bars at the Court of Appeal of Kinshasa-Gombe, Kinshasa-Matete, Matadi, Bandundu and Kananga.

In general, the lawyers at our Kinshasa office advise and assist local and international clients from Kinshasa on legal issues on sectors including but not limited to natural resources, infrastructure, banking and insurance, investments, trade and industry as well as judicial and arbitral litigation.

Specifically, as agents in intellectual property, our lawyers in Kinshasa advise our local and international clients on issues concerning the protection of their brand and logos, represent them before the Ministry of Industry and in associated litigations.

As mine and carry agents, they assist and represent our clients in mining procedures at the Central Cadastre Minier and before the of Mining and Environment Administration.

Our office of Kinshasa also organises an online legal portal named “JuriAfrica,” led by a team of researchers in charge of collecting information and legal and jurisprudential data that is continuously being updated.

Roger Mulamba Katamba

Me Roger MULAMBA KATAMBA is our exclusively recommended Mining & Natural Resources Law expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Roger directly using the contact details listed above.

Me Roger MULAMBA KATAMBA is Founder and Managing Partner of the RMK & Associés Law Firm based in Kinshasa, DRC.

He is registered as a lawyer at the Kinshasa / Matete Bar in the DRC since April 14, 2001. He is a specialist in African business law from OHADA. As such, he acts effectively as an advisor in governance and legal audit of commercial companies, in the various legal reconciliation procedures (merger-acquisition or absorption, etc.).

In the field of mining, Me Roger MULAMBA KATAMBA is involved in the study of compliance of mining rights and titles as well as the various related contracts; he advises on compliance with the legal procedures governing the granting, maintenance of validity, renewal, transformation, waiver and transfer of these rights.

Me Roger MULAMBA KATAMBA is also a practitioner of commercial arbitration; for this purpose, he is registered as Arbitrator at the Arbitration Centre of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of OHADA (CCJA-OHADA) in Abidjan in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and at the National Centre for Conciliation of Mediation and Arbitration of the Federation of Enterprises of Congo (CENACOM / RDC).

His participation in the work of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) proves his involvement in the field of international commercial arbitration. He is also a member of the African Association for the Promotion of Arbitration (APAA) and the International Union of Lawyers.

Firm Overview:

Lawyers specialising in the practice of business law, we form a firm established in Kinshasa, in the business centre of this City-Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo since November 02, 2009.

Our Firm brings together Lawyers and Experts with a good command of Congolese law and comparative law in several legal disciplines. They thus practice before different jurisdictions of the country and intervene effectively with the Public and Institutional Administration in order to defend the interests of clients, natural or legal persons. Our OHADA law practice allows us to effectively support companies and investors in setting up and carrying out their projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We provide effective advice on governance and legal auditing of commercial companies, in the various legal reconciliation procedures (merger-acquisition or absorption, etc.).

Since 2012, RMK & Associés has intensified its interventions in the key mining sector by supporting several investment projects geared towards the DRC.

We prioritise efficiency in developing creative and innovative legal solutions independently and expeditiously.

To meet the needs of our customers, our team demonstrates the ability to adapt and anticipate in the search for appropriate solutions. Service, confidentiality and competence remains our major concern.

Josue Kitenge

Josue Kitenge is our exclusively recommended Trade & Customs Law expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Josue directly using the contact details listed above.

Josue joined the International American Relief Society IARS in January 2019 as Country Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo, and he is overseeing the country program.

As Attorney and Lawyer in DRC, Josue Kitenge graduated with honours from the Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Georgia, a master’s in leadership and Good Governance. Josue has been an active community leader, serving on a few national and local organisations.

Josue is an adviser at the Constitutional Course of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Josue Kitenge is also an adviser to the D R Congo Minister of Foreign Trade, Coordinator of the civil society lawyer KKF S.C; deputy Bishop of the Evangelical Community CREC / VIE and Board chairman of the Centre pour les enfants abandonees et orphelins CEDO -Vie Meilleure, he was school superintendent in Katanga DR Congo.

Dorothée Madiya Mwamba

Lawyer at the bar of Kinshasa/Gombe, Mining Attorney ,with a Law degree , ” economic and social right ” option , University of Kinshasa ” UNIKIN ” (1994) DEES Business Law , Pantheon Assas , Paris II ( 2003-2004 ) languages: French , English ( Average ) and Lingala . Dorothée Madiya Mwamba is representative and Law Board of mines and quarries, areas in which she has a perfect mastery of the workings of the Congolese national administration. Incidental to these main areas , Dorothée Madiya MWAMBA intervenes on hydrocarbons law, electrical energy law , banking law , business law , commercial law, tax law and labor law. Founder of the firm DM in February 2007, Mr. Dorothée Madiya Mwamba is recognized for its excellent managerial capacity . Memberships • Member of the editorial board of the law journal ” Juricongo ” (1998 ) • Member of the International Union of Lawyers (since 1998); Participations and programs • Under the old law , drafting and negotiation of mining agreements for account of several mining companies. • Drafting and negotiation of preliminary agreements in respect of mining on behalf of foreign firms. • Intervention in the third day mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( 2008) • National Consultant to the Joint Commission (National Consultant , Expert of the Government ) on the review of draft decrees relating to the Validation Committee and mineral rights career (2002 ) • national Consultant to the reform of mining legislation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2002 ) • Participation in the seminar on the contribution of mining to the recovery of economic activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( 2002) • Participation in the development and drafting of the new Mining Code and Regulations (2001 to 2002).

Hydrocarbon Law:

The Congolese hydrocarbons law is not well developed due to the absence of specific legislation. However, the firm provides legal and tax assistance to some of its mining companies in the context of granting renewal of permission to install , storage and marketing of petroleum product procedures. Our lawyers have considerable experience in matters relating to the law of electricity, after numerous construction projects hydropower. Indeed , the study has mainly worked with the Ministry of Energy for the construction of hydroelectric dams: • KIBALI JERSEY LIMITED Construction Project 3 hydro ( SESENGE , AZAMBI and AMBRAAU ) for the company KIBALI JERSEY LIMITED KIBALI the river. • KIBALI GOLDMINES PROJECT, proposed construction of hydropower plants (Nzoro, Nzoro Budana II and II) under a PPP between the Government and society MOTO GOLDMINES. For these projects, the firm has advised and assisted clients in administrative proceedings relating to the granting of authorizations for the construction and rehabilitation of power plants, business licensing electrification services, negotiation and conclusion of contracts concession, production and marketing of electric power.

Aubin N. Mabanza, LLM

Aubin is our managing partner. He studied law and political science at Cardiff Law School and at Paris-X Nanterre University.

Aubin’s work is mainly focused on corporate law. He especially advises in relation to most areas of corporate, IP law and commercial law. Over the years, Aubin he gained a considerable knowledge and skill base from years he spent with companies and with Law firms in West Africa, Paris and in London, he now leads a team in Kinshasa specialized in aviation law, investments in Democratic Republic of Congo, including corporate matters, contracts law, mergers and acquisitions, industrial property. In Aubin’s spare time he enjoys travelling, reading and studying, and spending time with his family.

Perfectly bilingual in French and English, Aubin is able to draft and negotiate legal documents in either language.

Education:

° LLM in commercial law (Cardiff Law School)
° MA in intellectual property law (Wipo Academy/UY II)
° LLB/Maîtrise de droit des affaires (University of Paris X-Nanterre)
° BA/Maîtrise science politique (University of Paris X-Nanterre)

Miscellaneous:

° Industrial property Attorney
° Senior Lecturer in law at William Booth University, Kinshasa

Publications:

° Droit Congolais, Africain et International du Travail, 241 pages, septembre 2009
° ISBN:978-2-296-09197-9, L ‘Harmattan Paris.
° Droit de la Propriété Industrielle. Les marques francophones. Approche comparative et critique de la protection à l’OAPI et en RDC (à apparaître)

Memberships:

° IBA (International Bar Association)
° AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
° ITMA (Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys)
° ELA (Employment Lawyers Association)
° Alumini Cardiff Law School
° Alumini WIPO Academy/OAPI/CFDE

Languages:

French, English, Kikongo, Lingala

Our History:

The law firm Klam & Partners Avocats `KPA` was established as a full service law firm with a particular expertise in commercial law (OHADA laws) and industrial property. KPA philosophy is constantly to develop long lasting respectful and constructive business partnerships with independents law firms interested to work in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and within the African continent. KPA is a member of Prae Legal a Global legal network of more than 150 independant law firms. KPA also represents individual clients, families, and families businesses including small businesses, and foreign citizens throughout the DRC, the OHADA’s space and the EU and the UK.