founded in 1993
on the ground across Africa
in over 20 African countries
by Chambers and Partners
Year track record
Independent African law firms
Pan African legal alliance
Legal directory rankings
Leading Regional Law Firm Network
LEX Africa is a legal network of leading law firms in over 25 African countries and is Africa’s largest legal alliance. 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.
Founded in 1993, 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 25 year track record of assisting and advising clients on their African business activities. Each member is a full service independent law firm with expert knowledge and experience on both local laws and the local business, political, cultural and economic environment.
With over 600 lawyers, LEX Africa accordingly provides a Pan African legal team for cross border and local African legal solutions for clients wherever they wish to do business in Africa.
LEX Africa’s management office is situated at the offices of the South African member, Werksmans Attorneys. LEX Africa produces popular Business and specialist guides annually, including Mining in Africa, Insolvency and Restructuring and a recently launched guide to Foreign Judgment and Arbitral Awards in Africa. The guides are available for download from LEX Africa’s website.