Romain Battajon

Romain is currently a member of the bar of Kinshasa/Matete since 2007, registered on the B list of the French-speaking Brussels Bar and is a former member of the Paris bar (2005-2017).  He holds a master’s degree in intellectual property law and in media law from the Montesquieu University in Bordeaux, as well as a complementary master’s degree in criminal law and criminal policy in Europe from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Romain Battajon manages the DALDEWOLF office in Kinshasa.

He is a member of the standing committee on further education of the Bar Association of Kinshasa/Matete and he is also a guest professor at the Law Faculty of the Université Libre de Kinshasa. He is a member of the Club Français des Affaires in Kinshasa.  

He chairs the ABLE Network / Club 54, a legal network and think tank that focusses on business law in Africa, which is present in over 40 African countries.

He published various articles on Congolese business law; OHADA and oil and gas law.  He is a frequent speaker at various seminars and conferences in this field and is the reference contributor to the annual reports “Doing Business” of the World Bank for the DRC.

He treats a variety of cases, mainly in the DRC, concerning investment law, corporate law, contract law, PPP law, banking law, insurance law; new information technologies law, labour law, tax law, petroleum and mining law, energy law, intellectual property law, successions law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, commercial and tax procedure.

Romain Battajon has participated since 2007 to the legal and tax structuring of various investments in the DRC. He assists various multinationals and SME, but also directors and expats on a daily basis, in the DRC. He also advises clients in other African countries, in particular in OHADA area.


Area of expertise

Congolese business law, OHADA law, international investment law, intellectual property law, oil and mining law, compliance law (anti-corruption norms, anti-money laundering norms, UN/OECD/EU with regard to business law and human rights law, tort law, business litigation.


Recent publications

  • Etat de l’application du droit OHADA en République Démocratique du Congo, revue Enjeux Africains, n°26/2017,
  • La gouvernance des sociétés commerciales dans l’espace OHADA, revue Enjeux Africains, n°25/2017
  • Plaidoyer pour l’adhésion de la République Démocratique du Congo à l’Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (co-écrit avec Johnny MBUYI), JuriAfrique, 2017
  • Le nouvel acte uniforme portant organisation des procédures collectives d’apurement du passif : vers une professionnalisation des mandataires judiciaires dans l’espace OHADA (co-écrit avec Arnaud Houet), Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales, n°6/2016