Portrait de Romain BATTAJON, Avocat associé - DALDEWOLF


Leaders League – ARBITRATION – Excellent – 2020

Romain Battajon is a member of the Kinshasa-Matete bar, Democratic Republic of Congo (2005) and of the Brussels bar, list B (2018). He is a partner at DALDEWOLF. He heads the Kinshasa office.

Romain is a specialist in OHADA law and, more broadly, an expert in business law and business litigation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country in which he has been assisting multinationals, SMEs, financial institutions, international organizations and expatriates for many years. His expertise extends to certain regulated sectors such as mining law and public procurement in the DRC. Formerly a lecturer in criminal law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne and a judicial assistant at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, Romain has acquired a recognized expertise in business criminal law, civil liability law and commercial litigation.

MAIN AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • OHADA law (commercial and corporate law, debt collection and enforcement, collective proceedings, security law)
  • Tax law
  • Contract law
  • Labour law
  • Industrial property law
  • Mining and hydrocarbon law
  • Regulatory (financial sector, telecoms, outsourcing, energy)
  • Commercial litigation
  • Business criminal law

ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS

  • President of Africa Business & Legal Expertise (ABLE) ASBL (Pan-African network of business lawyers)
  • Secretary General of ADAC (Association of Administrators of Congo)
  • Member of the Legal Commission of the Federation of Enterprises of Congo (FEC)
  • Member of the Franco-Congolese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFC)
  • Member of the French Business Club of Kinshasa (CFA)

TRAINING

  • Certificate of Industrial Property Agent (2020)
  • Certificate of Aptitude for the Profession of Lawyer, Paris Bar School (2004)
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies (Master II) in Criminal Law and Criminal Policy in Europe, University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne (2002)
  • Diploma of Advanced Specialized Studies (Master II) in Intellectual Property and Audiovisual Law, University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV (2000)
  • Master’s Degree in Law – Private law and judicial careers option, University of Rennes I, (1999)

RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS

Articles

  • « Le cadre légal de la sous-traitance dans le secteur privé en République Démocratique du Congo », published on LinkedIn, January 2021
  • « État de l’application du droit OHADA en République Démocratique du Congo », in Revue Enjeux Africains, No 26/2017
  • « La gouvernance des sociétés commerciales dans l’espace OHADA », in Revue Enjeux Africains, No 25/2017
  • « Plaidoyer pour l’adhésion de la République Démocratique du Congo à l’Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle », with J. Mbuyi, in Site 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 », with A. Houet, in Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales, No 6/2016

Conferences and seminars

  • July 2019: Journées des Barreaux de la République Démocratique du Congo (Ordre National des Avocats de la RDC): 1) The main features of the African Mining Vision and the Kimberley Process, 2) The general obligations of the State, the mining company and the specific issues of environmental protection, women and children in the value chain, Goma, DR Congo
  • April 2019: DRC/NRJ Conference (Federation of Enterprises in Congo), “The different types of public contracts in electricity in DRC (PPP, public procurement)”, Kolwezi, DR Congo
  • October 2018: Belgian Week in Kinshasa (Hub Brussels), presentation of the new Congolese legislation on subcontracting in the private sector, Kinshasa, DR Congo
  • July 2018: Journées des Barreaux de la République Démocratique du Congo (Ordre National des Avocats de la RDC), Public procurement and PPP, issues and opportunities (concept, legal regime, fundamental principles), Kinshasa, DR Congo
  • June 2018: Semaine Française de Kinshasa (Franco-Congolese Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Elements of comparative law in the area of legal security of international investments in Africa, Kinshasa, DR Congo
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