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Awards and Recognitions

YAV & ASSOCIATES, its attorneys, and staff have won many awards for our skill, knowledge, tenacity, and service.

As a Law Firm, we believe in being  judged by what our people have achieved and not what we say, so we thought we’d share with you just some of our recent successes.

Arbitration Powerlist: Africa 2021

The Legal 500, has released its Arbitration Powerlist: Africa 2021. We are delighted to announce that Prof. Joseph Yav, Managing Partner of YAV & ASSOCIATES  is one of Africa’s leading arbitration practitioners listed by the directory.

“The listing reflects those practitioners that are deemed the ‘gold standard’ by businesses,” the directory noted.

The directory showcases the leading arbitration practitioners, working in the continent. To compile the list, the Legal 500 conducts extensive research by approaching leading arbitrators, arbitral institutions and general counsel in Africa to seek their opinion and guidance.

The full list is available here.

Corporate Law Firm of the Year

YAV & ASSOCIATES "CORPORATE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR , 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020: DRC"

For eight consecutive years, with this award winners r​epresenting the very best in class at innovation, differentiation and first class service to their clients, Acquisition International Magazine takes great pleasure in awarding YAV & ASSOCIATES as the Corporate Law Firm of the Year  in the DRC.

Sustained Excellence in Tax Law

YAV & ASSOCIATES has been recognized with the “Tax Awards 2014” that the prestigious economic publication Acquisition International presents annually. 

Best Corporate Law Firm - Central Africa

Yav & Associates - the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Best Corporate Law Firm - Central Africa

Law Firm of the Year & Multi-Strategy Fund of the Year


Law Firm of the Year - Democratic Repupblic of Congo & Multi-Strategy Fund of the Year - Congo (Democratic Rep)

2021 Legal Awards


 Corporate Law Firm - DR.Congo

Yav & Associates -  Corporate Law Firm of the Year - DRC

Registered  member of Global Waste Cleaning Network

YAV & ASSOCIATES is a registered  member of Global Waste Cleaning Network for the period of 36 months running from 01 April 2022 till 31 March 2025.

GWCN is a fast growing organization focused on Environment Protection & Green Energy; subjects which are of serious importance to the habitants on planet Earth. GWCN is at the forefront of growing a solid platform and thriving network of environment and energy companies, NGOs, and institutions, both private and public; which are actively involved in environmental issues, advocating carbon reduction and waste management of all kinds; i.e. solid, liquid and gaseous waste, which adversely impact lives, flora and fauna and ecosystems. 

YAV & ASSOCIATES won the Sustainability Impact Corporate Award

In honor of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations (UN), Social Impact Investment and Procurement Foundation, in collaboration with the S.T.A.R.S. Foundation and JCI Ocean, held the "Sustainability Impact Corporate Award for UNSDGs 2021" (SICA) awarding ceremony on 21st August, 2021 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre.

The prizing ceremony was overall successful. Judging panel includes 22 noble prestigious expertise from Hong Kong, Mainland China, United States, Europe and South Africa. 

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YAV & ASSOCIATES won the Top IP Leader Award 2022

YAV & ASSOCIATES will receive the ToP IP Leaders Award during the  Greatest Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Conference 2022.

The Conference Gorilla is organizing its 19th edition of The IPR Gorilla Virtual IP Conference on May 11, 2022.

The IPR Gorilla-Virtual Edition is a leading conference in the World-Pacific region. It is dedicated to bringing together a diverse set of the audience from across the globe.

YAV & ASSOCIATES has been selected as Law Firm of the Year - Democratic Republic of Congo 2021

The 2021 Global Business Insight Awards celebrate business leadership, innovation in finance and investment and sector success across all seven continents of the world, and on behalf of GBI. This annual award is  an exact illustration of the very best this essential and competitive industry has to offer. 

What our clients are saying

"Seriousness and responsibility"

"What I like the most is that I can communicate well with them because they speak my language, and when I communicate with them they inspire trust because they can demonstrate they have a real interest in my case."

"Trust, Seriousness, Strategy and Results"

"Positive solutions"

"Yav & Associates is our go-to law firm for our expansion to have a permanent presence in Africa, Congo."


Membership & Affiliations

YAV & ASSOCIATES is proud to be affiliated with respected organizations worldwide. These relationships enhance our ability to provide first-class client service.

YAV & ASSOCIATES est fier d'être affilié à des organisations respectées dans le monde entier. Ces relations renforcent notre capacité à fournir un service client de première classe.

The foremost organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies.  

The IBA has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community, and through its global membership it influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.

Lawyers Without Borders (LWB) is an international legal network comprising a team of local and international legal experts to provide all legal services within an international context that transcends spatial boundaries and locality barriers. This is to provide clients with legal services at high professionalism and noble values in most of the countries in the world. 

Yav & Associates is a registered member of Global Law Experts and recommended Law Firm

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is the premier continental membership forum of and for individual African lawyers and lawyers’ associations in Africa. Founded in 2002 its membership comprises of the continent’s over five regional lawyers’ associations, over 54 national lawyers’ associations and over 1,000 individual lawyers spread across Africa and in the Diaspora, working together to advance the law and the legal profession, rule of law, good governance, human and peoples’ rights and socio-economic development of the African continent.

East Africa Law Society is the regional bar for the East African Community. Our membership comprises of all the national bars in the East African Community. The membership is both institutional as well as individual.

Yav & Associates is happy joining the EALS as the DR. Congo's first individual Law Firm since the country accession to the East Africa Community in April 2022. Membership to EALS guarantees unlimited access to a huge regional and international network of contacts, a unique learning opportunity, and the chance to actively participate in discussions pertaining to development of regional and international legal practice.

International Council for Commercial Arbitration [ICCA] is a worldwide Association devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of dispute resolution. Its activities include convening congresses and conferences, sponsoring authoritative dispute resolution publications, and promoting the harmonization of arbitration and conciliation rules, laws, procedures and standards.

Mediation & Arbitration Hub is an Initiative of Federation of Integrated Conflict Management [FICM] committed to prevent and resolve Disputes Globally. 

The Neutral Mediation and Arbitration for the Global Business community. Home to over 5000 credible professionals from 80+ countries. 

ADAM Global is a community of accredited  and  the world’s leading platform of multidisciplinary service professional and providers.  

AG providers are experts in Advisors, Accountants, Lawyers, and Financial Analysts enabling clients across the globe to enhance their enterprise value and operate their business structures, finance vehicles and investment in various geographical locations.

Yav & associates is a member of ADAM Law Net. is a top-most popular legal resource on the internet. 

One of the oldest and largest non-subscription legal information sites, was launched in 1995 by Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms, and its founder, Steve McGarry. Its purpose is to make information about lawyers, law firms, and the law easily and freely accessible to the legal profession, businesses, and consumers.

Yav & associates enjoy the benefits of being included in's directories and taking advantage of publishing legal articles written by its lawyers.

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