Werksmans has been a pioneering law firm in Africa since the early 1990s and today is a leading South African corporate and commercial law firm serving multinationals, listed companies, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and government. Operating across South Africa, the firm is connected to an extensive African legal alliance through LEX Africa, the first and largest African legal alliance. As a founding member of LEX Africa, Werksmans offers huge potential for clients seeking to do business on the continent by providing a gateway to Africa. With a formidable track record in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, projects, energy and infrastructure, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Werksmans is distinguished by the people, clients and work that it attracts and retains. Werksmans' over 200 lawyers are a powerful team of independent-minded individuals who share a common service ethos. The firm's success is built on a solid foundation of insightful and innovative deal structuring and legal advice, a keen ability to understand business and economic imperatives and a strong focus on achieving the best legal outcome for clients.