JOSEPH YAV KATSHUNG

19 B, MANIEMA AVENUE
LUBUMBASHI, Katanga 1825, Congo, The Republic of

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Doing business in the Democratic Republic of Congo after its accession to the OHADA system

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently acceded to OHADA (“Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires”), which will render OHADA legislation applicable in the DRC in September 2012. This…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions

Transferring quarry and mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC]

The mining code of the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] provides for a possibility of leasing and assigning mining and quarry rights. Since mining and quarry rights, as expressed in mining and quarry permits, are real and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Government Contracting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation

Immigration, visa and work permit information in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The purpose of this brief is to provide an overview of various work permit schemes available in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its discusses the Visas, Immigration and work permit for people who want to visit, work, study or…more
| Civil Rights, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with its First Sentence in the Thomas Lubanga Dyilo case

The Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to a total period of 14 years of imprisonment. The Chamber also ordered that the time from Mr Lubanga’s surrender to the ICC on 16…more
| Criminal Law, Military Law

Tax Implication of Secondment Agreement in the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC]

The secondment arrangements are often used to temporarily assign an employee from a foreign office to a local entity. The major determinant of an individual's liability for the income tax is the individual's residency status…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] is finalizing its accession to the OHADA

The Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] is the newest member of OHADA and officially announced its joining OHADA in February 2004 but it’s had to deposit instruments of ratification for the statehood party. We are extremely…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Environmental Audit, one of the conditions for Mining Operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mining is a key sector and continues to grow in several part of the world including in the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC]. Legislation for mining may require an environmental impact assessment to be carried out before a mine…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Health, Taxation

Understanding how Value Added Tax (VAT) is applied in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Almost unknown in 1960, the value added tax (VAT) is now found in several countries, raises around 20 percent of the world’s tax revenue, and has been the centerpiece of tax reform in many developing countries including the…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Country's indebtedness as potential threats in doing business: The DR. CONGO, China and Vulture Funds

Protection against creditor litigation enables China to successfully compete for natural resources around the world and that route need to be followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo…more
| Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

Enforcing a Foreign Judgment in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Generally, as in most civil law systems, the court will recognize the foreign judgment and issue the enforcement order in the same proceeding…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, International Law & Trade

Understanding how Value Added Tax (VAT) is applied in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Almost unknown in 1960, the value added tax (VAT) is now found in more than 130 countries, raises around 20 percent of the world’s tax revenue , and has been the centerpiece of tax reform in many developing countries including…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Taxation
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