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YAV & ASSOCIATES

Cabinet d'Avocats | Law Firm | 律师事务所

Members of Our Legal Team

Our lawyers at Yav & Associates in Lubumbashi, Kinshasa and Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo specialize in various areas of law. We provide legal opinions and services whenever at competitive fees.


Aside from solid academic backgrounds, the lawyers we hire have intellectual curiosity and diverse experiences in dealing with new legal issues. We aim to deliver the highest quality service while working in a community whose members respect and cooperate with each other.


Also, we are more than capable of operating at an international level since we offer services in French, English, Portuguese and African languages. On this page you will find brief descriptions of the professional paths made by our lawyers.


Bien formés en droit, les avocats du cabinet YAV & ASSOCIATES offrent à leur clientèle l’ensemble des conseils et services juridiques dont ils ont besoin pour atteindre leurs objectifs et ceci, à des conditions leur permettant de demeurer compétitifs.


YAV & ASSOCIATES est composé d’avocats avec une solide formation académique, mais d'autres qualités sont également importantes: la curiosité intellectuelle, divers horizons et expérience ; de l'imagination pour faire face à de nouvelles questions juridiques. Nos membres partagent notre ambition d'offrir le meilleur service de qualité et notre souhait de travailler au sein d'une communauté de gens qui se respectent et coopèrent les uns avec les autres.


La maîtrise de plusieurs langues, notamment le français, l'anglais et les langues africaines, constitue un atout majeur pour notre cabinet et lui procure la flexibilité voulue pour transiger sur le plan international.

Our Lawyers

Prof. Joseph Yav Katshung

Founder and Manager of YAV & ASSOCIATES. He holds a Doctorate of Law from the University of Lubumbashi, a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Pretoria, a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Lubumbashi and several postgraduate diplomas (KUL, U. Cape Town, Toronto, Wits).


Fondateur du cabinet YAV & ASSOCIATES et Associé Principal. Détenteur d'un Doctorat en Droit de l'UNILU, d'un Master en Droit de l'University of Pretoria, d'un DEA en Droit et de plusieurs diplômes post-universitaires (KUL, U. Cape Town, Toronto, Wits, etc.)

Areas of interest: OHADA Business and Commercial Law, Mining Law, Intellectual Property Law, Labour and Employment law, Adoption Law, Tax and Custom Law, Immigration Law, Arbitration Law, Property Law, investment Law, etc. 

LUBUMBASHI OFFICE

Me Chris Ntanga Mununu

Avocat au Barreau du Haut Katanga & Chercheur / Attorney at Law at the Lubumbashi Bar Association and Researcher

Me Santos Tshilombo Pita

Avocat aux Barreaux du Haut Katanga et du Lualaba

Attorney at Law and Coordinator of Kolwezi (Lualaba) office


Anciennement, Chargé du Departement Juridique à la société Groupe Litho Moboti sous gestion de l'Office des biens mal acquis, février à novembre 2003,1er Secrétaire de la Commission Juridique instituée par le Gouvernorat de la province du Katanga voir conflit immobilier GLM août 2003.

Me Dieudonné Been Masudi King

Avocat aux Barreaux du Haut Katanga et du Lualaba. Il a un intérêt pour le droit public, le droit pénal congolais et le droit international (droit pénal international et droits de l'homme), Droit Fiscal et Droit Administratif. domaines dans lesquels il fait ses recherches. Directeur honoraire du Centre des droits de l'homme et du droit humnitaire (CDH). Il est l'un des 8 détenteurs du prix Human Rights Watch 1997 de meilleur moniteur des droits de l'homme.


Attorney at Law and practices in Public Law, Criminal Law and International Law (International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law), Tax and Admistrative Laws areas where he undertakes his research. Former Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights and humanitarian Law (CDH) and one of the eight who received the Human Rights Watch 1997 Honor for Best Monitor of Human Rights.

Me Regine Musawu Mutombo 

Avocate au Barreau de Lubumbashi / Attorney at Law

Her interests include Safety Mines Law, Medical Law, Labour and Employment Law and she speaks your language [French and English] 

Me Patrick Bin Abasi

Avocat au Barreau du Haut Katanga / Attorney at Law. Chercheur chez Lex-Congo / Researcher at Lex-Congo

Areas of interest: Criminal Law and Commercial Law

Me Martin Miteo Ntembwe

Avocat au Barreau du Haut Katanga/ Attorney at Law. Chercheur chez Lex-Congo / Researcher at Lex-Congo

Areas of interest: Labour and Employment law, Criminal Law

Avocate au Barreau de Lubumbashi/ Attorney at Law. Chercheur chez Lex-Congo / Researcher at Lex-Congo

Me Naddy Betombwa Boimbo

Avocat au Barreau de Lubumbashi/ Attorney at Law. Chercheur chez Lex-Congo / Researcher at Lex-Congo

Me Gasparin Kitingi Muganza

Avocat au Barreau du Haut Katanga / Attorney at Law. Chercheur chez Lex-Congo / Researcher at Lex-Congo

Me Junior Lokombe

Avocat au Barreau du Haut Katanga / Attorney at Law. Chercheur chez Lex-Congo / Researcher at Lex-Congo

Areas of interest: Labour and Employment law, Criminal Law and Banking Law

Me Junior Tope

Avocat au Barreau du Haut Katanga / Attorney at Law. Chercheur chez Lex-Congo / Researcher at Lex-Congo

Me Christian Mbuyu

Avocat au Barreau du Haut Katanga / Attorney at Law. Chercheur chez Lex-Congo / Researcher at Lex-Congo

Areas of interest: Ohada Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Property Law

KINSHASA OFFICE

Avocat au Barreau de Kinshasa Gombe / Attorney at Law and Coordinator of the YAV & ASSOCIATES (Kinshasa office). 

Me Hugo Bolanshi Bomonshi

Avocat au Barreau de Kinshasa Gombe / Attorney at Law and Member of the YAV & ASSOCIATES (Kinshasa office)

- Assistant et Chercheur au Centre de Recherche en Sciences Humaines [CRESH]

- Contributor to Doing Business Report from 2016 to date

Areas of interest: OHADA Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights law, Immigration Law

Me Claude Okonyi

Avocat / Attorney at Law and Member of the YAV & ASSOCIATES (Kinshasa office)

Areas of interest: Ohada Law, Family Law, Custom Law, Intellectual Property Law

Me Bob Bolanshi

Avocat au Barreau de Bandundu / Attorney at Law and Member of the YAV & ASSOCIATES (Kinshasa office)

Areas of interest: Labour and Employment law, Criminal Law, immigration Law

Me Carlos Mbanza K.

Avocat / Attorney at Law and Member of the YAV & ASSOCIATES (Kinshasa office). Assistant Research Lecturer  at Université de LIKASI.

Areas of interest: Tax Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law and Business Law.


Me Abdon Nkulu

Avocat au Barreau de Kinshasa Gombe/ Attorney at Law and Member of the YAV & ASSOCIATES (Kinshasa office). 

Areas of interest: Mining Law, Customs Law, Labour Law, Immigration  and Non profit Association Law.



KOLWEZI OFFICE

Me Felix Tshoz

Avocat aux Barreaux du Haut Katanga et du Lualaba/ Attorney at Law and Member of the YAV & ASSOCIATES (Kolwezi office)

Areas of interest: Labour and Employment law, Criminal Law, Ohada Law, Mining Law, 

Me Jean Paul  Mandjandja

Avocat aux Barreaux du Haut Katanga et  du Lualabai / Attorney at Law and Member of the YAV & ASSOCIATES (Kolwezi office)

Me Patrick Rumb

Avocat au Barreau de Kinshasa Matete / Attorney at Law and Member of the YAV & ASSOCIATES (Kolwezi office)

Areas of interest: Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Administrative Law, Investment Law

Prof. Pascal Kakudji Yumba

Consultant Juridique au Cabinet YAV & ASSOCIATES / Legal Consultant at YAV & ASSOCIATES 

Our Clients

Our firm services clients ranging from high-net-worth individuals and families to owner-managed companies and large corporations. 

Collaborations with Worldwide Firms in Various Cases / Collaborations avec des Cabinets Internationaux

While maintaining our firm’s independence, we collaborate with partner law firms and related companies around the world. 

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