Arnaud Tshibangu Mukendi
Partner and head of the Kinshasa office
Arnaud Tshibangu Mukendi has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2014 and of the New York Bar since 2015
Office : Kinshasa


Arnaud Tshibangu Mukendi advises on corporate law (M&A, restructuring, etc.), business law and commercial law in the OHADA zone. He has also developed a solid experience in complex litigation and arbitration.

Arnaud Tshibangu Mukendi also covers a wide range of sub-sectors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including hydrocarbons, mining, forestry, energy and infrastructure.

He has assisted a wide range of key players in these sectors, from foreign or multinational companies, including lenders, sponsors and project companies to government or public sector agencies, in numerous development and project finance transactions.

Prior to joining Bennani & Associés, Arnaud Tshibangu Mukendi worked at several law firms in New York where he is admitted to the New York bar. He also worked more recently as a business lawyer in Belgium for several law firms where he assisted and advised clients in various areas of business law, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions involving Europe and Africa. He is also a member of the Brussels Bar.

Recent interventions

Canadian Mining Company

Advice and assistance to a Canadian mining company in the constitution of securities and the securing of USD 175,000,000 for the financing of a gold project in the DRC (Maniema and South Kivu provinces).

Swiss Raw Materials Company

Advising a Swiss commodities company in connection with its pre-financing of USD 50,000,000 of copper and cobalt minerals.

British company

Advising and assisting a British company in the financing and construction of a mini-electricity network throughout the DRC.

Congolese Bank

Advice and assistance to the second largest Congolese bank in its merger with the fourth largest Congolese bank for an amount of USD 95,000,000.


Banking law

Corporate law

Energy law (DRC)

Mining law (DRC)

Oil and Gas Law

Subcontracting law (RDC)

Commercial arbitration

OHADA Business Law

Contract law


Banking/Finance and Capital Markets

Renewable energy

Real estate




2015: Attorney at Law, New York Bar
June 2015: Complementary Master in business law, ULB
2014: Admitted to the Brussels Bar
May 2013: LL.M., Boston University, USA
June 2011: Master in public law, ULB






Bennani & Associes DRC Kinshasa/Gombe
76, avenue de la Justice Sixth floor
Tel: (+243) 81 234 18 38


An experienced and multidisciplinary team with a perfect legal knowledge of local markets