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About LEX Africa

About Us

Established in 1993, LEX Africa is a legal Alliance of leading African law firms managed by South African member Werksmans Attorneys for the purpose of advising local and international clients on their  trade, business, investment and other activities in Africa.

We are proud to be the first and largest African legal Alliance with a Pan African legal team of more than 700 lawyers providing cross-border and local African legal solutions for clients. Our track record speaks to our experience, expertise and success over the years, being consistently ranked as a Band 1 Leading Regional law firm Network by Chambers and Partners.

This year, LEX Africa proudly celebrates 30 years of its existence and we thank  our lawyers, clients and friends who have contributed to our success.

Looking to the future, we will continue to provide world class legal services, empower our lawyers and encourage sustainability, diversity, inclusivity and collaboration between our lawyers. These principles have guided us in building successful long-term partnerships with members and clients since our formation in 1993.

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Overview of LEX Africa

Our Mission

To collaborate with member firms to drive business growth in Africa through best legal practice by attracting, developing and promoting world-class professional skills for the continuing success of our network and the broader African continent.

Expertise and Experience

We commit to provide our clients with legal solutions of the highest quality and expertise. LEX Africa has an established track record of advising and assisting clients in Africa since 1993.

Integrity

We conduct all dealings with clients and other member firms in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards.

Diversity

Our members reflect the rich diversity of the African continent. Our members are accordingly fully equipped to advise clients on local business etiquette, customs and cultural practices to facilitate a successful outcome.

Community

Member firms share similar values and are colleagues and friends bound by a common Pan-African vision and strong professional relationships.

Social Responsibility

Our members strive to be good corporate citizens. As lawyers, we have a role to play in contributing to the socio-economic development of our Continent and supporting the Rule of Law.

Leadership

As ambassadors for our country and role models in the legal fraternity, we pride ourselves on the manner in which we do business.

Constant Innovation

We proactively identify opportunities and develop innovative solutions for clients having regard to changing laws and an ever changing investment and business environment.

Publications

Guide to Insolvency and Business Restructuring in Africa

Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments and Arbitral Awards

Guide to Mining in Africa

Friends of LEX Africa

LEX Africa is a member of the following Chambers of Commerce in South Africa

Our CSI Partner

Media

Explore our news articles, specialist publications and browse through our webinars and gallery

What We Do

Explore our range of expertise, and see how we can help you.
Banking & Finance, Investment Funds & Private Equity
Business Crimes & Investigations
Competition/Antitrust
Construction & Engineering
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Cyber Law, Block chain & Technology
Dispute Resolution
General Business Law
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Infrastructure, Energy & Projects
Insolvency & Business Restructuring
Intellectual Property
Labour & Employment
Local Investment Laws and Indigenisation
Media, Broadcasting & Communications
Mining, Environmental & Resources
Property Law and Real Estate
Tax

Member Countries

Explore our member firms by country

Algeria
Angola
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
DRC
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guinea Conakry
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Mali
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
South Africa
Tanzania
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe