Edmond Cibamba Diata

South Africa

Cabinet Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associes
89 Bute Lane Ground Floor – North Wing
FED GROUPS Building
Sandton, South Africa

Tel: (+27) 11 78 35 750
Fax: (+27) 11 78 32 717

Email: etshidiata@cabemery.org
Web: www.cabemery.org

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.

We are a group of international law firms offering a wide range of business legal services. We have offices in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Matadi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associés), New York City in the United States of America (Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates, P.C.), Brazzaville in the Congo Republic (Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates, SARL), and Johannesburg in the Republic of South Africa (Cabemery & Partners (PTY) Ltd). We are present, through partner firms and partner lawyers, in the Francophone African countries, particularly in the countries member of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA).

We are particularly experienced, as lawyers and legal counsels, in business and corporate law related natural resources (mining and hydrocarbon law), energy law, infrastructures and agro-business. Our practice also covers general business law (investment law, corporate law, general commercial law, OHADA law, security law, intellectual property law, tax law, telecommunication law, insurance law, aviation, road and maritime law), but also civil law (family law, international adoptions, land and real estate and contract law) and environmental law. We also provide legal evaluation on projects and represent our clients in national and international litigations as well as in dispute resolutions before major arbitral tribunals (ICC, ICSID, and OHADA-CCJA).