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Guide to Doing Business in Africa

Introduction

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 25 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.

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.

Pieter Steyn
Chairperson of LEX Africa & Director, Werksmans Attorneys
+27 11 535 8296
psteyn@werksmans.com

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Publications

Guide to Doing Business in Africa

Guide to Mining in Africa

Guide to Insolvency and Business Restructuring in Africa

Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments and Arbitral Awards

Publications

Guide to Mining in Africa

Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments and Arbitral Awards

Guide to Doing Business in Africa

Guide to Insolvency and Business Restructuring in Africa

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Member Countries

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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

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Infrastructure, Energy & Projects
Insolvency & Business Restructuring
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Mining, Environmental & Resources
Property Law and Real Estate
Tax

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