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. Only African law firms may 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 dispute resolution. LEX Africa effectively covers the entire African continent and provides a valuable resource for businessmen, investors and other clients in Africa.
LEX Africa has a more than 20 year track record of assisting and advising clients on their African business and other activities. Each member is a full service business law firm with expert knowledge and experience of both local laws and the local business, political, cultural and economic environment. A lawyer exchange program and specialist LEX Africa practice and industry sector groups facilitates professional relationships and the sharing of information and skills. LEX Africa accordingly provides a “one stop shop” and Pan African legal team for cross border and local African legal solutions for clients wherever they wish to do business in Africa.
LEX Africa produces popular business and specialist guides annually, including Mining in Africa and Insolvency and Restructuring. The guides and other news on African legal and business developments are available on LEX Africa's website .