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LEX Africa

LEX Africa

LEX Africa is a legal network of leading law firms in over 20 African countries and is Africa’s largest legal alliance. These countries are:  Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Only African law firms may join the legal network. It was first founded in 1993 and was the first African legal network of its kind. Werksmans is a founder member and the first South African law firm to actively establish formal relationships with fellow African law firms through a legal network.

LEX Africa’s primary focus is to provide sound legal advice by reputable legal experts in order to minimise risk and maximise benefits from African opportunities. Each African country only has one LEX Africa member firm. There are strict membership criteria and quality controls and firms have to obey the LEX Africa Code of Conduct and Constitution. Each LEX Africa member is an independent law firm but members often work together on cross border and other matters to provide a comprehensive legal service to clients. LEX Africa accordingly does not share in its members’ profits or charge referral or any other fees to clients.