ENSafrica has over 600 practitioners and more than 200 years of experience. We are Africa’s largest law firm and are independent, which means that, irrespective of where clients wish to pursue business interests across Africa, we will ensure that they receive consistent, high-quality services.
Over and above our legal and tax capability, our specialist divisions include Africa regulatory and business intelligence, artificial intelligence, Asia, forensics and IP.
We have lawyers qualified to practice English and French law, as well as practitioners who are fluent in various languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, French and Portuguese. We also have extensive experience with the legal codes used by the member states of OHADA.
Through the financial services center of Mauritius, we offer a unique possibility to integrate all aspects of structuring investments in relation to all commercial areas of law, tax, IP and fiduciary.
We are highly ranked by the Chambers Global Guide 2018, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018 and Legal 500 2018, which says the following about us:
• Chambers Global Guide 2018
o “a pan-African powerhouse with a strong team of experienced and respected lawyers”
o “frequently involved in the biggest deals in the market”
o “Well-respected … with notable cross-border experience”
o “very resourceful and their turnaround times are excellent”
o “ENSafrica understands how our business operates and adds value in the implementation of our transactions”
• IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018
o “a truly cohesive pan-African offering … one of the preeminent firms in Africa with offices across the continent”.
• Legal 500 2018
o “ ENSafrica has a giant and versatile team … a strong reputation across the African continent” (Legal 500 2018).
Recent Firm News & Legal Updates
Nigel Shaw, Binti Shah, Mahesh Acharya, and Amar Grewal-Thethy, all of NBMA Advocates LLP (“NBMA”), have joined forces with ENSafrica with the intention of providing clients with a remarkable reach across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The introduction of value-added tax, scheduled for 1 July 2019, was postponed to October following discussions between the Angolan Government and the Business Technical Group, which advocated implementing VAT only in January 2020.
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