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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Generally, as in most civil law systems, the court will recognize the foreign judgment and issue the enforcement order in the same proceeding…more
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
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