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Transportation

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Air transport

 In the field of air transport, Elite Law Firm advises and assists its clients in all administrative procedures, in particular regarding application for licenses to operate public air services for domestic and international transport; procedures for obtaining licenses for air service work; private air service, application for traffic rights, authorizations for aircrafts importation, for the construction and certification of private runways; applications for the granting and renewal of navigability certificates, for aircrafts registration, for issuance radio license, for concluding aircrafts sales, charter and leasing agreements; for fly-over authorizations, for aircrafts mortgages registration, for aircrafts construction authorizations, for preventive seizures, for air transport certificate and related air civil liability litigation.

Fluvial, Maritime and Lacustrine transport

Elite Law Firm advises and assists its clients in the incorporation of fluvial, maritime and lacustrine transport companies by means of drafting navigability policies and overland transport policies as well as for the settlement of disputes amongst transporters and disputes opposing transporters to their staff members and/or clients. These competences enable Elite Law Firm to assist and advise its clients, in this regard, in negotiating contracts for the purchase or charter of ships, gauging procedures, ships registration and insurance, as well as, if need be, in the formalities for the incorporation and registration of ships mortgages to the keeper of maritime mortgages.

Overland Transport

Elite Law Firm advises and assists its clients in the incorporation of overland or road transport companies for people and goods, in the taking up insurance policies, obtaining various authorizations and the approvals necessary for conducting their activities as well as settlement of conflicts amongst transporters and those opposing them to their staff and/or clients.

Railroad Transport

Elite Law Firm advises and assists its clients in entering into partnerships for the financing, rehabilitation and exploitation of railroads.

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Our Achievements

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Transactions

Elite Law Firm’s experts have provided legal assistance on the following transactions amongst others:

  • Legal advice, assistance and representation to a client in the establishment of private aerodromes in DRC in the Province of Kasaï.
  • Legal advice and assistance provided to a client in a dispute for recovering a stolen aircraft;
  • Legal and judicial advice, assistance to a client whose goods were lost due to an airline company;
  • Legal advice and assistance to a mining company in the drafting and negotiation with SNCC of a Memorandum of Understanding and a financing agreement for the rehabilitation and operation of a section of railroad in Kipushi, in the Haut-Katanga province ;
  • Advice and assistance to a client in the Republic of Congo in a various dispute concerning the right of air transport of goods and people as well as in all administrative procedures, in particular, applications for the license to operate public, domestic and international transport air services, the applications for traffic right, authorizations for importing aircrafts and building and certifying private airfields, the establishment or renewal of navigability certificate, registration of aircrafts, issuance of radio licenses and conclusion of sale, charter and leasing of aircrafts contracts. The drafting of company’s records and procedures relating thereon.
  • Advice provided to a client, an insurance company, on the unfounded grounds of compensation to victims subsequent to an accident which occurred in Bukavu, DRC, that resulted in loss of lives and involved a South African aircraft chartered by an American law airline;
  • Advice and assistance provided to a client subsequent to an accident occurred on the Kinshasa airport runway, damaging the wing of an aircraft belonging to another airline company ; advice and assistance during the case opened before DRC Civil Aviation Authority, until the authorization for the client’s aircraft to fly again;
  • Advice and assistance provided to a client during negotiation of agreements with the DRC government for the construction of a deep sea port in Banana, in the Province of Kongo Central;
  • Legal advice and assistance provided to a client during negotiation and drafting of financing agreement for the construction a modern port in Boma in the Province of Kongo Central, in DRC;
  • Legal advice and assistance to a Congolese airline company in the preliminary appeal to the Minister of Transport and Communications, requesting the cancellation of the Ministry’s decision to withdraw the client’s operating license;
  • Legal advice and assistance provided to a client in the case of seizure of a ship;
  • Advice and assistance in the negotiation and drafting of agreements with a view to the conclusion of a partnership between the DRC and a client on the construction of the Kipushi (DRC)—Solwezi (Zambia) road;
  • Advice and assistance in the preparation and drafting of agreements with a view to the conclusion of a partnership between a client and the Province of Lualaba for the construction of a road of general interest, from the mining site of the client to the Kolwezi airport.
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