Benoit I. Tshibangu, Esq.

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

Benoit combines legal skills and strategies – proven by 20 years practice – for the purpose of providing cutting edge solutions to legal issues. In the field of commercial law, securities, arbitration and litigation, corporate law and bankruptcy, he operates in the DRC and in 17 OHADA countries.

In the field of arbitration law, Benoit intervenes – alternatively as an expert or as a lawyer – wherever DRC law is at stake, in particular in Australia, Canada, France, England, Belgium, United States and South Africa.

Benoit has assisted several foreign investors in major mergers and acquisitions, tax, mining and corporate transactions, due diligence for investments of magnitude, the formation and registration of diamond and gold competitors, the incorporation of subsidiaries and the registration of branches of major international firms.

His experience makes him an unrivalled pillar for sound advice in the forum of investment projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Firm Overview:

TI&A SCA is based in Kinshasa with representations throughout the OHADA African French speaking region, mainly focused on business law, with particular skills in Mining Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Tax Law, Maritime and Admiralty law, in Employment Law, in Telecommunications, in Banking Law and so on.

The economy of the African continent is mainly based on the extracting and mining industry. The DR Congo offers the largest range of minerals. You need to make sure that you’ve got sound advice for accessing successfully this jurisdiction, a crucial step for conducting business as well as for acquisitions and mergers, incorporating your companies, subsidiaries and registration, of branches, managing labour and employment disputes, forming and advising telecommunication companies, banks, air or land transport companies, the construction industry, etc.

The Firm’s experience in serving clients that is the primary focus of its practice in all aspects of their business has attracted a variety of clients. The Firm has been able to successfully adapt its skill sets to a variety of business needs.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Benoit I. Tshibangu and TI&A SCA in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (

Theodore Hoegah

Theodore Hoegah is our exclusively recommended Mining Law expert in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Theodore directly using the contact details listed above.

Attorney – Managing Partner

Attorney-at-Law and Tax Expert, Theodore Hoegah has over 35 years of work experience, out of which, 11 years in international audit firms (Arthur Andersen, KPMG, and PWC).

He holds a Ph.D. in Private Law and was, previously, Associate Professor in charge of teaching business law (taxation, corporate & commercial law, civil law, accounting law…) for more than 15 years in University of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).

Theodore mainly advises international companies and has been involved in cases related to some of the biggest mining projects in Côte d’Ivoire, privatization and public-private partnership transactions.

Theodore was a key- Tax Expertin the amendment of the current Côte d’Ivoire’s General Tax Code and was chairman, for more than ten years, of the Social, Training and Employment Committee of Côte d’Ivoire’s main Employers Union (“CGECI”).

He is currently Chairman of the Joint Committee for the Private Sector – Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Theodore is also handling the position of director in various companies and private organizations.

He is Officer of the National Order of Côte d’Ivoire and Commander of the Order of Merit of National Education.


Ph.D. in Private Law – Former Associate Professor in charge of teaching business law (taxation, corporate & commercial law, civil law, accounting law…)


  • French &
  • English

Practice Areas

  • Taxation
  • Corporate Law
  • Mining & Natural resources
  • Litigations

Firm Overview:

Cabinet Hoegah & Etté has an established record in mining and natural resources. It represents a large number of foreign mining giants and their Ivory Coast subsidiaries in connection with financings, corporate transactions, labour law matters and disputes. The firm is also frequently engaged by financial institutions, telecoms and agricultural businesses; in 2019, the firm worked alongside Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in advising social impact investor AgDevCo on its investment in Dekeloil, the Ivorian and AIM listed agricultural business.

Managing partner Theodore Hoegah is a leader in corporate transactions, financings and tax matters, particularly in the mining and natural resources segment. Michel Etté  is a leading figure in arbitration and litigation.

Batibié Batis Benao

Batibié Benao is our exclusively recommended Mining Law expert in Burkina Faso on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Batibié directly using the contact details above.

Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural, and economic centre of the nation. It is also the country’s largest city, with a population of 2,453,496 in 2019. The city’s name is often shortened to Ouaga. The inhabitants are called ouagalais.

Batibié is a Lawyer and Professional Master in Development Policy and Management of Extractive Industries, he also has solid experience in business law.

Batibié Benao is able to provide a full range of advice on audit and litigation, as well as training and in-depth studies of legal issues in these areas.

Firm Overview:

Since its inception, LEGALIS has grown to a team of ten practitioners including 4 associate lawyers, 2 lawyers, 4 legal assistants and 3 support staff.

LEGALIS was founded after many years of inclusive reflection, observations and experimentation with the aim of not only meeting the demands of an increase in the number of jurisdictions in Burkina Faso, but to also provide exceptional service to those who need it.

Our aim is to improve our knowledge of the specifics of our customers’ business requirements, in order to anticipate their expectations and offer them innovative solutions.

Joseph A. Jalasi

Joseph Jalasi is our exclusively recommended Mining Law expert in Zambia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Joseph directly using the contact details listed above.

Joseph is the Head of Tax, Mining, Corporate, Banking and Finance Department. He has several years of experience in public litigation and has held various public offices. He is a founding partner of Dentons Eric Silwamba, Jalasi & Linyama (formerly Eric Silwamba, Jalasi & Linyama Legal Practitioners (ESJL). The many reported cases to his credit in the Zambian Law Reports and the Revenue Appeals Tribunals Reports are sufficient testimony. Mr. Jalasi served as Chief Policy Analyst Legal Affairs at State House under the late President Levy Mwanawasa. He also served as legal advisor to former President Rupiah Bwezani Banda.

Firm Overview:

Our Firm has been present in Zambia for over thirty years as Eric Silwamba and Company. In 2013 it was rebranded to Eric Silwamba, Jalasi and Linyama Legal Practitioners (ESJL) following the admission to partnership of Joseph Jalasi and Lubinda Linyama. It has over the years developed to the level of being among the top law firms in Zambia. The Firm offers boutique style legal services to its Clients and unlike its competitors is able to offer a wide range of services with respect to dispute resolution, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, competition, tax, energy and mining.