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Investing in South Africa – Charting the Legal Landscape

Polity' Sane Dhlamini speaks to Webber Wentzel partner Haydn Davies about the law firm's book Investing in South Africa. (Camera & editing: Nicholas Boyd)

2nd February 2016


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This year Webber Wentzel's signature publication, Investing in South Africa 2015, is titled: Charting the Legal Landscape. Directed at potential investors, it provides an overview of South Africa's legal environment.

The country also continues to be the most active African investor on the continent outside of its domestic market and is often used as a platform for growth into other parts of Africa. It is easy to see why South Africa’s economy is the biggest in Africa, with a GDP per head that is larger than China’s or India’s and more than four times the average in Africa. The country ranks second on the continent in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business measurement (2012) and local infrastructure and standards of living are by far the best in Africa. South Africa is also the only African country that is part of the G20 and a member of BRICS."


Please click here to be directed to the online version of the publication.

Please note that the information in this document is of a general nature and does not constitute legal advice. It was accurate at the time of writing.



About Webber Wentzel
Webber Wentzel is a leading South African law firm providing clients with innovative solutions to their most complex legal and tax issues.

With a staff complement of approximately 800 people, including over 400 lawyers, and offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Webber Wentzel’s market-leading position is reinforced by a number of accolades and achievements.

These include being named South Africa Law Firm of the Year for the seventh time and the fifth consecutive year by Who’s Who Legal in 2015; African Law Firm of the Year for 2014 by Legal Week and the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa Legal Adviser of the Year for 2013 by the Financial Times & Mergermarket; and being the only South African law firm to have been selected as a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company for 2014.

The firm’s collaborative alliance with Linklaters provides clients with market leading support across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond through Linklaters’ English Law, New York Law, Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone capability.

Webber Wentzel's offering is enhanced by its network of best friend law firms across sub-Saharan Africa, and its associate membership of the Africa Legal Network, an integrated network of 13 African law firms.




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