172016May
24th AGM of the LEX Africa Alliance

24th AGM of the LEX Africa Alliance

The 24th Annual General Meeting of the LEX Africa Alliance was held in Mauritius on 6 and 7 May 2016 and hosted by Mauritian member, Erriah Chambers.  The AGM was well attended by over 25 delegates from LEX Africa member firms in Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion Islands, Senegal,…

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132016Apr
Annual Guide to Mining in Africa

Annual Guide to Mining in Africa

Africa is well endowed with mineral resources and it harbours the world’s largest reserves of platinum, gold, diamonds, chromite, manganese, and vanadium. Mining in Africa is an integral and important part of the continent’s economy. Many mining projects suffer extreme risks and difficult decisions and sound mining law is integral for investment. A sound understanding of…

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142016Jan

Wind Renewable Energy in Kenya

Kenya has an abundance of renewable energy sources in the form of hydro, geothermal, wind, and solar amongst others. There have been initiatives by different players to try and exploit these renewable energy resources in Kenya. Geothermal investment has been in Kenya for many years and continues to develop and expand. Wind power is newer…

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72015Dec

LEX Africa Ghanaian member celebrates 25 years of legal excellence

As one of Ghana’s pre-eminent law firms, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah celebrated its 25th Anniversary this year. A series of events took place in celebration of this milestone.  Highlights included a keynote speech by the special guest of Honour, Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Ms Georgina Theodora Wood.  Closing remarks and a special presentation was made by…

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192015Nov

Welcome to Benin

LEX Africa is proud to announce its new member of the Alliance, OTL Conseils. OTL Conseils is a full-service law firm in Benin founded in 1980 by Barrister Léopold Olory-Togbe with its headquarters in Cotonou. OTL Conseils offers its clients international standards and quality of work, combining legal expertise and experience with a strong knowledge…

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232015Sep

Covington and LEX Africa Launch Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2015 — Covington, in association with LEX Africa, an alliance of leading law firms in Africa with a presence in 24 countries, and Werksmans, the South Africa member firm that chairs the alliance, have launched a fellowship program aimed at fostering links between the African and international legal communities.

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172015Jul

S.I. Number 41 of 2015: increases to fees and fines payable to the Government of Zambia

Statutory Instrument Number 41 of 2015 (“S.I. 41”) was enacted on 19 June 2015, increasing the fees payable to many government ministries, including fees relating to corporate transactions and governance. S.I. 41 will increase some costs of doing business in Zambia, but will also have the effect of exempting some corporate transactions from approval of…

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152015Apr

LEX Africa rated Band 1 by Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners have published their latest findings in their 2015 Global Report which reaffirms LEX Africa‘s position as  a Band 1 leading regional law firm network. Says Pieter Steyn, Chairman of LEX Africa and a director of Werksmans “We are delighted by this continued recognition by Chambers of our commitment to our clients and…

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82015Apr

LEX Africa expands in 6 African countries

LEX Africa has appointed 6 new members namely SCPA Kam & Some for Burkina Faso, Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associés for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gebreamlak Gebregiorgis for Ethiopia, Jurifis Consult for Mali, Gangate & Partners for Reunion and Aquereburu & Partners for Togo. This brings the total number of countries covered by…

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