82015Apr

LEX Africa member for Reunion honoured by French President

Mr Thierry Gangate of LEX Africa member for Reunion Island, Gangate & Associes, has been appointed as a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (a Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour) in recognition of his work as a lawyer and former President of the Saint-Pierre bar association in Reunion. The Legion…

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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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82015Apr

LEX Africa publishes its 2015 African Business Guide

LEX Africa‘s annual business guide has become a useful and popular reference for clients, business, media and others interested in Africa. The 2015 Guide has just been published and covers 22 African countries, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, Senegal, South Africa,…

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182015Mar

LEX Africa launches Pan African mining guide

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 an investment decision. LEX Africa‘s specialist mining team is proud to launch the first edition of its Pan African mining guide which covers 15 key African…

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212015Feb

Entry into force of 1958 New York Convention in DRC

Originally written and shared by Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates, SC-P The UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards signed in New York on June 10, 1958, (« The New York Convention »), has been ratified in Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) through Law No 13/023 dated June 26, 2013 authorizing the…

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192015Feb

The Current state of Mining in Africa

As the 2015 Mining Indaba kicked off in Cape Town earlier this month, Chris Stevens, Director at South African LEX Africa member Werksmans Attorneys, shared his thoughts on the current state of mining in Africa. Watch the full interview on CNBC Africa’s Open Exchange, here. Share this article

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112015Feb

A decade under Des

As Des Williams steps down as Chairman of Werksmans Attorneys, South African LEX Africa member firm, we take the opportunity to reflect on a decade under his leadership and the great strides that Werksmans made with Des at the helm. Des has been with the firm since 1974. He has been a Director since March 1979 and Chairman since…

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302014Sep

China in Africa: have Chinese investors become more cautious?

Does China think Africa is still a good return on investment? Recent coverage by the financial press has cast doubt about the vigor of the China-Africa relationship, pointing to a new skepticism among Chinese banks and investors for projects in Africa. The Wall Street Journal ran a piece in May addressing this cautiousness, “China Takes…

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