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In South Africa, our team of lawyers and legal consultants advises and assists South African and foreign investors whishing to invest, finance or participate in investment projects across Africa, particularly in French-speaking Africa and in countries that are member states of the Organization for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA). The firm also advises and assists clients in the litigation and arbitration proceedings that take place in South Africa.


Johannesburg – Kinshasa
T: (+27) 11 78 35 750 (Johannesburg)
T: (+27) 83 77 66 090 (Johannesburg)
T: (+243) 998 544 000 (Kinshasa)

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Admitted to the Bar of Kinshasa/Matete (2001), Certified mining and quarries agent (2003), Senior Lecturer at the Law School of the University Libre of Kinshasa (2003) and Foreign Legal consultant in Johannesburg (2010). Mr. Edmond Cibamba Diata is a partner and the managing partner of the Cabemery and Partners (PTY) Ltd. in Johannesburg. He joined the law firm Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associés in 2002. His areas of practice cover mining and hydrocarbon law, corporate law, OHADA law, tax law, legal evaluation of projects, labor law, insurance law and litigation. Mr. Edmond Cibamba Diata holds his degree in economic and social law from the University Libre of Kinshasa since 1995. He also holds a degree in economic development and a degree in insurance law from the same University since 2007. He is currently doing his Doctoral Studies in tax law at the University of Kinshasa. He is also Senior Lecturer at the Law School of the University Libre of Kinshasa where he teaches tax and mining Law since 2003. He speaks French, English, Tshiluba, Lingala and Swahili. See detailed bio.

Founding Partner
Johannesburg – New York – Kinshasa
T: (+1) 212 922 0040 (New York)
T: (+243) 1 512 4738 (Kinshasa)

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 Admitted to the Bar of Kinshasa/ Gombe (1995) and Lubumbashi (2011), Certified mining and quarries agent (2003), Certified intellectual property agent (2011) and Legal consultant in New York (2010).Mr. Emery Mukendi Wafwana is the founding partner of the law firm Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associés created in 1995. His areas of practice include mining and hydrocarbon law, electrical power law, energy law, investment law, corporate law, aviation law, OHADA law, intellectual property law, legal evaluation of projects and litigation. Mr. Emery Mukendi Wafwana was awarded by the International “WHO’SWHOLEGAL OF MINING LAWYERS 2012” as a legal expert in mining law. He is also founder and Chief Editor of Juricongo, legal website and portal of Congolese Law (www.juricongo.com). Mr. Emery Mukendi Wafwana holds his law degree in economic and social law from the University of Kinshasa since 1993. He speaks French, English, Lingala and Tshiluba. See detailed bio.

T: (+27) 11 78 35 750

Mr. Alex Mbikayi practices as an Attorney registered at the Mbuji-Mayi Bar in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2005 and as a Legal Consultant in Foreign Law in the Republic of South Africa since 2010. He joined the law firm Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates as Associate in 2010.  See detailed bio.


T: (+27) 11 78 35 750

Mrs. Michele Ferreira is Admitted as an Attorney in South Africa (2012). Her experience as an Attorney stands her in good stead, as she has provided legal advisory services for a range of corporate companies in the past. Her flexible, straightforward approach, coupled with deep expertise enables her to skillfully adapt to and tackle challenges. Mrs. Ferreira’s areas of practice include corporate law, family law, labour law, patent law, law of sale and lease, property law, compliance and litigation. See detailed bio.

Bernadetta TABANE
of Counsel
T: (+27) 82 60 00 122

Bernadetta Tabane has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently completing an LLM in Corporate Law with the University of South Africa (UNISA). She has an Advance Company Law 1 and Collective Labour Law certificates from the Mandela Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand; Competition Law certificate, University of Pretoria and Senior Leaders Development certificate from Wits Business School. See detailed bio.

Nancy_MubimbaNancy NAPOL MUBIMA
Of Counsel
T: (+27) 11 78 35 750
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Admitted to the roll of Advocates of Kenya in 2000, Nancy Mubima joined the Johannesburg branch of Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates in April 2016. She focuses her practice on commercial law, contract law, labour, IT law and environmental law. She holds a Law degree (LLB) from the University of London and a master’s degree (LLM) in Marine, Shipping and Environmental Law from the University of Cape Town. She is currently pursuing her admission to the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Swahili, Lingala and Kikongo. See detailed bio.



Financial Consultant

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Willy holds a Bcom Honours degree in economics from University of Cape Town (South Africa), school of economics and completed successfully Masters degree in finance from Department of accounting at University of Cape Town (UCT). He also holds a postgraduate degree in monetary economics from University of Kinshasa where he lectured monetary economics and financial markets instruments under the supervision of Professor Tshuinza Mbiye,  a former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Congo.  He boasts extensive experience in financial markets, financial analysis, company valuation and accounting (compiling Balance sheet, Income statement, cash flow statement and the statement of change in equity). Willy is member of Southern African Institute for Business Accountants  and  member  of  IBA  SA  (Southern  African  Institute  of  Business Advisor). He is also registered Tax Practitioner with South African Revenue Services. Since 2012, willy is Business and Financial Consultant at Cabemery and Partners, South African branch of EMW & Associates. See detailed bio.


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