LEX Africa is an alliance of leading law firms in over 20 African countries which was founded in 1993 and was the first legal alliance focussing 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. 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. 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 20 year track record of assisting and advising clients on their African business activities. Each member is a full service business law firm with expert knowledge and experience on both local laws and the local business, political, cultural and economic environment. LEX Africa accordingly provides a “one stop shop” and Pan African legal team for cross border and domestic African legal solutions to clients wherever they wish to do business in Africa.

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.

LEX Africa’s management office is situated at the offices of the South African member, Werksmans Attorneys. A management committee is elected at each Annual General Meeting of members. LEX Africa produces a popular Business Guide and specialist guides on Mining in Africa and Insolvency and Restructuring annually and can be found under the guides tab on our website.

For more information on LEX Africa and our member firms, visit www.lexafrica.com

LEX Africa Member Firms

Algeria – Algiers – Bourabiat Associes

Angola – Luanda – Faria De Bastos & Lopes

Botswana – Gaborone  – Armstrongs

Burkina Faso – Ouagadougou – SCPA Kam & Some

Democratic Republic of Congo – Kinshasa – Emery Mukendi Wafana & Associates

Ethiopia – Addis Ababa – Tadesse Kiros Law Office

Ghana – Accra – Bentsi-Etchill, Letsa, Ankomah

Kenya – Nairobi – Kaplan & Stratton

Lesotho – Maseru – Webber Newdigate

Malawi – Blantyre – Sacranie, Gow & Co

Mauritius – Port Louis – Erriah Chambers

Mozambique – Maputo – Couto, Graca & Associados (CGA)

Namibia – Windhoek – Koep and Partners

Nigeria – Lagos – Giwa-Osagie & Company

Reunion Island – Saint-Denis – Gangate & Associates

Senegal – Dakar – Mame Adama Gueye & Associates

South Africa – Johannesburg – Werksmans Attorneys

Swaziland – Mbabane – Henwood and Company

Tanzania – Dar es Salaam – Mkono & Co Advocates

Uganda – Kampala – Katende Ssempebwa & Co

Zambia – Lusaka – Corpus Legal Practitioners

Zimbabwe – Harare – Scanlen & Holderness Legal Practitioners


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