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Guide to Insolvency

Guide to Insolvency and Business Restructuring in Africa

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Insolvency and Business Restructuring Guide for Africa. As head of the Insolvency, Business Rescue and Restructuring practice group at Werksmans, it is a pleasure to bring you this publication which is published in collaboration with all of our LEX Africa member firms in over 28 jurisdictions across the continent. The purpose of the guide is to share pertinent data and information with all of you, which will provide you with a better understanding of each of the relevant jurisdictions’ approach to insolvency and restructuring matters. We hope this guide, which is unique in both its content and reach, will be used to your benefit in the years to come.

Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments and Arbitral Awards

Increased globalisation and international trade have resulted in the increasingly common situation where a party succeeds in obtaining a judgment in one country but is compelled to enforce it in another country where the defendant’s assets are located. Africa is a good example of the latter – day scramble for its assets and investment opportunities has left in its wake the inevitable commercial disputes that follow.
Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments and Arbitral Awards
Guide to Mining in South Africa

Guide to Mining in Africa

Africa is well endowed with mineral resources. It harbours the world’s largest mineral reserves of platinum, gold, diamonds, chromite, manganese, and vanadium. Mining in Africa is an integral and important part of the continent’s economy. Many mining projects suffer extreme risks and difficult decisions and sound mining law is integral for an investment decision. The purpose of the publication is to gain a better understanding of what makes up the various laws in each African jurisdiction. The basic essence of mining law in most African countries is similar, being a state licencing system, but each country has its own local laws, customs, practices and guidelines.

Doing business in Africa

Guide to Doing Business in Africa

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

Africa still offers opportunities for local and foreign investors.  With proper planning and appropriate legal advice, risks can be managed and minimised to ensure a profitable investment. 

The LEX Africa Guide to Business aims to give you a better understanding of the business and investment frameworks in 28 African countries.

Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments and Arbitral Awards

Increased globalisation and international trade have resulted in the increasingly common situation where a party succeeds in obtaining a judgment in one country but is compelled to enforce it in another country where the defendant’s assets are located. Africa is a good example of the latter – day scramble for its assets and investment opportunities has left in its wake the inevitable commercial disputes that follow.

Guide to Insolvency and Business Restructuring in Africa

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Insolvency and Business Restructuring Guide for Africa. As head of the Insolvency, Business Rescue and Restructuring practice group at Werksmans, it is a pleasure to bring you this publication which is published in collaboration with all of our LEX Africa member firms in over 28 jurisdictions across the continent. The purpose of the guide is to share pertinent data and information with all of you, which will provide you with a better understanding of each of the relevant jurisdictions’ approach to insolvency and restructuring matters. We hope this guide, which is unique in both its content and reach, will be used to your benefit in the years to come.

Guide to Mining in Africa

Africa is well endowed with mineral resources. It harbours the world’s largest mineral reserves of platinum, gold, diamonds, chromite, manganese, and vanadium. Mining in Africa is an integral and important part of the continent’s economy. Many mining projects suffer extreme risks and difficult decisions and sound mining law is integral for an investment decision. The purpose of the publication is to gain a better understanding of what makes up the various laws in each African jurisdiction. The basic essence of mining law in most African countries is similar, being a state licencing system, but each country has its own local laws, customs, practices and guidelines.

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