Law firm in Democratic Republic of Congo
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Top tier law firm in DRC – Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates


When it comes to investing or doing business in Africa, Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates is the international law firm upon which many investors and businesses rely for the efficient execution of their projects.

For the past 20 years, we have been offering our clients expert legal services that meets best international standards in the following areas: natural resources; energy and infrastructure; investments, trade and industry; banking and insurance; family; as well as litigation and arbitration.

With our multicultural teams of diverse backgrounds and multidisciplinary training, and with our dynamic structures and substantial legal expertise, we efficiently advise and assist our clients (SMEs, big companies, investors, international financial institutions, public and private companies, international law firms and government agencies) in various projects in Africa. Our strategic presence in the world, and particularly in Africa grants proximity and efficiency. We are proactive in our services and we pay premium attention to every detail in managing the interest of our clients. Our strategic presence has been the results of a development plan implemented as part of our constant efforts to meet the growing and dynamic needs of our clients who require legal assistance in the various major business centers as well as locations from where their projects are implemented in Africa. Our offices in New York (USA), Johannesburg (RSA), Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Matadi (DRC), and Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), are always on call to meet these needs.

We also work to meet the needs of our clients through a network of partner law firms. Subject to our professional responsibility we team up under such arrangements in order to efficiently assist our clients in member countries under the Organization for the Harmonization in Africa of Business Law (OHADA), the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU/UEMOA), the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Practice Areas:

  • Mining Law
  • Hydrocarbons Law
  • Forestry Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Water Resources Law
  • Banking Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Exchange Regulation
  • Electric Energy Law
  • Telecommunications and ICT Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Land and Property Law
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • General Business Law:
  • Company Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labor and Social Security Law
  • Security Law
  • Tax and Customs Law
  • Business Contracts
  • Legal Evaluation of Projects
  • Public Procurement Law


Headquartered in Kinshasa, this dynamic firm has established further offices in Congo-Brazzaville and South Africa. The team is highly respected for its natural resources expertise and is a preferred local counsel amongst international firms handling significant DRC mandates. The firm’s lawyers regularly advise on major projects and are highly experienced in lending and foreign investment, as well as being equipped to handle diverse matters relating to telecoms and infrastructure. Commentators acknowledge the team’s passion for its work and say: “They’re really good legal experts.” – Chambers & Partners


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