262017Oct

LEX Africa supports the Corporate Counsel Association of India (“CCAI”) Summit

LEX Africa is happy to have had the opportunity to support the CCAI summit which was held in Bengaluru, India.  CCAI is a non-profit organisation comprising of Indian in-house legal counsel.  Copies of the LEX Africa brochure and Business Guide were distributed at the summit. Ritesh Singh of CCAI said that, “the event went off…

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62017Apr
LEX Africa launches new Arbitration in Africa guide

LEX Africa launches new Arbitration in Africa guide

Courts throughout Africa are increasingly seized with applications to recognize and enforce foreign judgments as well as foreign arbitral awards. African states are increasingly adopting the UNCITRAL Model Law on international arbitration and acceding to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Although many of the requirements for the enforcement of foreign judgments and…

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162016Sep
Kenya’s rapid rise in the world market

Kenya’s rapid rise in the world market

Over the past two years, Kenya has had a rapid increase of high-level meetings and visits. Last year, Kenya welcomed US President Barrack Obama, Pope Francis and even hosted the World Trade Organisation conference. This year, for the first time in its history, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad) was hosted in Nairobi; Volkswagen SA’s CEO…

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292016Aug
LEX Africa and members – Finalists for African Legal Awards 2016

LEX Africa and members – Finalists for African Legal Awards 2016

The African Legal Awards is about to highlight great achievements from within Africa’s legal community and for the first time they will be recognising law firm networks within Africa. LEX Africa is excited to be a finalist in the category African Network of the Year. Furthermore, our member firm Couto, Graca & Associados (Mozambique) are finalists in…

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222016Jun
Erriah Chambers receives top awards

Erriah Chambers receives top awards

It gives us great pleasure to share that Erriah Chambers, our Mauritian member, has recently achieved the following awards: Corporate Law Firm Mauritius – Innovation & Excellence Awards 2015 – Fenice Media – Corporate Live Wire – Most Outstanding Most Innovative Law Firm in Mauritius 2016 – Acquisition International Mauritius Corporate Law Firm of the Year –…

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302016May
Covington – LEX Africa Fellowship

Covington – LEX Africa Fellowship

Covington & Burling wanted to do more work in Africa, so the Washington law firm looked to its senior international advisor Witney Schneidman for guidance. Previously a consultant and former U.S. State Department official, Schneidman joined the firm in 2012 when Africa was becoming a target for Covington and many other law firms. He met with leaders…

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