Admitted to the Bar of Kinshasa/ Matete (2008). Mr. Upio Kakura Wapol is an associate and joined the law firm Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associés in 2012. His areas of practice include Aviation law, environment law, intellectual property law, investment law, land and real estate law, contract law, labor and social security law, OHADA law, legal evaluation of projects and litigation. Before joining the law firm, Mr. Upio Kakura Wapol was Director of legal affairs of “Régie des Voies Aériennes” and also carried out public duties such as Minister, Member of the Parliament and Board member of many public or state controlled companies (GECAMINES, Office de Gestion du Fret Multimodal and Lignes Aériennes Congolaises). Mr. Upio Kakura Wapol holds his law degree in economic and social law from the University of Kinshasa since 1986 and holds a degree in Advanced Studies in law from the University of Kinshasa since 2007. Currently, he is Senior Lecturer and doctorandus at the same University.