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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82015Apr

LEX Africa launches Pan African insolvency and business restructuring guide

It is important, particularly in emerging markets like Africa, for investors and financiers to understand fully the limitations, scope and efficacy of the local insolvency regimes and the ability to foreclose and extract value in a distressed debt situation. LEX Africa‘s specialist insolvency/restructuring team is proud to launch the first edition of its Pan African…

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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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32014Sep

The enforcement of foreign judgements in South Africa

South Africa is not party to any treaty regarding the reciprocal enforcement of foreign commercial judgments, as opposed to foreign arbitral awards (it is party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards).  South African courts will however enforce a foreign judgment if certain common law requirements are met-…

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