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A recognised legal alliance​

Our achievements in the journey of being the first and largest Pan African Legal Alliance

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Leading Regional Law Firm Network

A little about us and what we do

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.

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News and insights

Tanzania 1
The Governor of Bank of Tanzania (BoT) published the Banking and Financial Institutions (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations, 2023 (the 2023 Regulations), which amend t...
Zimbabwe news 1
Article compiled by Tanaka Kachara, Associate at Scanlen & Holderness WHAT ARE MERGERS AND ACQUISITION? A merger is defined in the Companies and other Bu...
Africa Update
LEX Africa was proud to participate in the 4th German-African Business Summit (GABS), held in Sandton, Johannesburg from 6 to 8 December, which brought together about ...


Guide to Insolvency and Business Restructuring in Africa

Guide to Doing Business in Africa

Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments and Arbitral Awards

Guide to Mining in Africa

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