Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. While we celebrate Africa Day together, LEX Africa also proudly celebrates 30 years of its existence, and we thank our lawyers, clients and friends who have contributed to our success.
LEX Africa is a legal Alliance of 30 leading African law firms managed by South African member Werksmans Attorneys and established in 1993 for the purpose of advising local and international clients on their transactions, regulatory issues, disputes and trade, business, investment and other activities in Africa.
We are proud to be the first and largest Pan African legal Alliance with a legal team of more than 700 lawyers in 30 African countries providing cross-border and local African legal solutions for clients.
Our track record speaks to our experience, expertise and success over thirty years, and we have consistently been ranked as a Band 1 Leading Regional law firm Network by Chambers and Partners.
Chairperson of the Alliance, Pieter Steyn says “Africa has changed dramatically since 1993 and while challenges still exist in some countries, there have been positive developments in the legal, business and governance environment including the African Continental Free Trade Area, more active civil society and government commitment to the rule of law and democratic governance and regional integration and authorities like the COMESA Competition Commission. LEX Africa and its lawyers and clients have been closely involved in African legal and business developments over the last 30 years. The core strength of the Alliance is based on the close relationships between member firms and their common focus on providing world class legal services to our clients.”
Looking to the future, we will continue to deliver solutions for our clients and expand into other African countries so that LEX Africa remains the key entry point for local and foreign business into the African continent.
Happy 30th Anniversary LEX Africa and happy Africa Day!