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We understand the

Rhythm

of business in Africa

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Reaching across Africa to

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our Alliance of Expertise

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Helping you build strong

Partnerships

across the African continent.

A little about us and what we do

LEX Africa is an alliance of leading law firms across Africa which was founded in 1993 and was the first legal alliance focussing solely on Africa. Only African law firms join the Alliance subject to strict performance and selection criteria to ensure world class standards of legal practice. Each member is an independent law firm whose key specialist focus is on general corporate and commercial law as well as litigation and dispute resolution. LEX Africa effectively covers the entire African continent and provides a valuable resource for businessmen and investors in Africa. LEX Africa has a more than 20 year track record of assisting and advising clients on their African business activities. Each member is a full service business law firm with expert knowledge and experience on both local laws and the local business, political, cultural and economic environment.

LEX Africa accordingly provides a “one stop shop” and Pan African legal team for cross border and domestic African legal solutions to clients wherever they wish to do business in Africa. Member firms share similar values and commit to the highest professional, ethical and service delivery standards. A lawyer exchange program and specialist LEX Africa practice and industry sector groups have been established. LEX Africa’s management office is situated at the offices of the South African member, Werksmans Attorneys. A management committee is elected at each Annual General Meeting of members. LEX Africa produces a popular annual Business Guide and specialist guides including on Mining in Africa and Insolvency and Restructuring.



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1993

Founded in

20+

Year track record

600+

Lawyers

100%

Independent African law firms

21

Member countries

1st

Pan African legal alliance

200+

Legal directory rankings

Band 1

Leading Regional Law Firm Network*

Practice groups
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insights
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13 July 2017

LEX Africa signs MOU with The Global Chinese-Speaking Lawyers' Association

06 July 2017

Zimbabwe signs MOU with Chinese investors for 'Disneyland in Africa'

23 June 2017

LEX Africa attends the IBA Investing in Africa Conference

News and insights

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13 July 2017

LEX Africa signs MOU with The Global Chinese-Speaking Lawyers' Association

06 July 2017

Zimbabwe signs MOU with Chinese investors for 'Disneyland in Africa'

23 June 2017

LEX Africa attends the IBA Investing in Africa Conference


2016/2017

Brief Overview of LEX Africa

2016/2017

Insolvency and Restructuring in Africa

2016/2017

Mining in Africa

2016/2017

Business in Africa

Our business guides to Africa

2016/2017

Brief Overview of LEX Africa

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2016/2017

Insolvency and Restructuring in Africa

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2016/2017

Mining in Africa

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2016/2017

Business in Africa

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About LEX Africa

LEX Africa is an alliance of leading law firms in over 20 African countries which was founded in 1993 and was the first legal alliance focussing solely on Africa. Only African law firms join the Alliance subject to strict performance and selection criteria to ensure world class standards of legal practice. Each member is an independent law firm whose key specialist focus is on general corporate and commercial law as well as litigation and dispute resolution. LEX Africa effectively covers the entire African continent and provides a valuable resource for businessmen and investors in Africa.

LEX Africa has a more than 20 year track record of assisting and advising clients on their African business activities. Each member is a full service business law firm with expert knowledge and experience on both local laws and the local business, political, cultural and economic environment. LEX Africa accordingly provides a “one stop shop” and Pan African legal team for cross border and domestic African legal solutions to clients wherever they wish to do business in Africa.

Member firms share similar values and commit to the highest professional, ethical and service delivery standards. A lawyer exchange program and specialist LEX Africa practice and industry sector groups have been established.

LEX Africa’s management office is situated at the offices of the South African member, Werksmans Attorneys. A management committee is elected at each Annual General Meeting of members. LEX Africa produces a popular annual Business Guide and specialist guides including on Mining in Africa and Insolvency and Restructuring.