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Spread of the Common Law System in Africa

June 2012

Africa is one of the fastest growing regions and this economic growth is coupled with an exponential regulatory boom. Most of the African countries who had inherited legal systems through colonialism, or created them immediately after independence, are now interested in developing and advancing their own legal system adapted to their needs and the changing realities of the African investment landscape. A striking aspect of this developing legal world is how the common law system is rapidly spreading to many of the Napoleonic jurisdictions. 

Spread of the Common Law System in Africa 

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