Africa is a land of great opportunity, but it is also associated with diverse challenges and legal risks. With almost 190 lawyers we recognise the importance of a comprehensive understanding of applicable laws, business etiquette and cultural practices when doing business in Africa. Our in-depth expertise and years of experience enables us to anticipate potential challenges and take preventive measures to mitigate risks.

Werksmans has been a pioneering law firm in Africa since the early 1990s. Werksmans was a founding member of LEX Africa and has an enviable track record and experience in advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions, dispute resolution and other corporate/commercial and regulatory matters. We see Africa as an integral part of all our work – it’s not just a separate practice group. We therefore view all our lawyers as African lawyers. We operate as a fully integrated seamless office on the continent of Africa. We provide innovative solutions and legal advice in Africa by mastering business and other issues across Africa.

We have an excellent track record in Africa. We have advised major banks and corporates on a range of complex transactions, dispute resolution and other corporate/commercial and regulatory matters including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, joint ventures, banking and project finance, competition, litigation and tax practices in various African countries. We have an unrivalled depth and breadth of experience in the disparate legal and commercial environments of many African countries. We have the real African story to tell through our undisputed track record and hope you will include us in your journey.