Preface

Doing business in Africa is associated with diverse challenges and risks and must accordingly be founded on a strong legal base.

LEX Africa is an alliance of leading law firms with over 600 lawyers in over 20 African countries which was founded in 1993 and was the first legal alliance focusing solely on Africa. Only African law firms join the Alliance subject to strict performance and selection criteria to ensure world class standards of legal practice.

Each member’s key specialist focus is on general, corporate, commercial and regulatory law as well as litigation and dispute resolution.

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 business law firm with expert knowledge and experience in both local law and the local business, political, cultural and economic environment. LEX Africa accordingly provides a “one stop shop” and Pan African legal team for cross border and domestic African legal solutions to clients wherever they wish to do business in Africa.

Member firms share similar values and commit to the highest professional, ethical and service delivery standards. A lawyer exchange program and specialist LEX Africa practice and industry sector groups have been established.

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