LEX Africa was co-founded by Kaplan & Stratton together with leading South African law firm, Werksmans Attorneys. 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 focusing solely on Africa. 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 produces a popular annual Business Guide and specialist guides including on Mining in Africa and Insolvency and Restructuring. The guides are available for download from LEX Africa’s website www.lexafrica.com.