Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates (“EMW”) is an international African law firm with world-class standards of work and ethics and resources at the service of the mining industry in Africa. The firm has been providing a wide range of legal services to mining companies in Africa, for over 16 years.
EMW is present across Africa, with three offices in key cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other countries on the continent, through exclusive partnerships it has established with renowned lawyers and law firms. On the global stage, EMW has offices in Manhattan, New York and Johannesburg, South Africa.
EMW’s practice is strongly focused on the natural resources sectors, including mining, oil & gas, electrical energy, telecommunications, infrastructure and corporate and business law in general.
The firm also has a strong regulatory practice as EMW has contributed to the adoption and improvement of mining and natural resources and related regulations in Africa. For instance, it has recently been selected to review the DRC mining code, which it has already drafted in 2002. EMW’s lawyers and/or partners lawyers and mining consultants have also had the opportunity to work on mining legislations and policies in countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad & Cote d’Ivoire.
EMW has been selected on several occasions as Law Firm of the Year and has received several certificates of appreciation, awards and prizes for its work.