ENSafrica

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

Member Firm News

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.

Legal Update

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.

Legal Update

Dishonesty in the workplace can take various forms, including theft of the employer’s property (or that of fellow employees), fraudulent conduct, such as submitting incorrect time sheets, lying to managers and other unethical conduct.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

South Africa

Johannesburg
Cape Town
Durban
Stellenbosch

Firm Offices in Other Jurisdictions

Africa & Middle East

Africa 
Ghana, Accra
Mauritius, Port Louis
Namibia,
Swakopmund Walvis Bay Windhoek
Rwanda, Kigali
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Uganda, Kampala

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All Firm Contacts Committees
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Business Development Committee
Business Development Committee
Key Contact Partners Forum
Key Contact Partners Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Practice Groups
Intellectual Property & Information Technology
Intellectual Property & Information Technology
Privacy & Data Protection
Privacy & Data Protection
Ridwaan Boda rboda@ensafrica.com
Energy Mining & Clean Tech
Energy Mining & Clean Tech
International Tax & Private Wealth
International Tax & Private Wealth
International Corporate Transactions
International Corporate Transactions
Antitrust & Competition
Antitrust & Competition
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Leonard Katz lkatz@ENSafrica.com
Annemieke van der Valk avandervalk@ensafrica.com
Human Resources
Human Resources
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Eric le Grange elegrange@ensafrica.com
Venture Capital
Venture Capital
Cannabis
Cannabis
Life Sciences
Life Sciences
Altair Richards arichards@ENSafrica.com
Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance
Annemieke van der Valk avandervalk@ensafrica.com
Information Technology
Information Technology
Annemieke van der Valk avandervalk@ensafrica.com
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions
Annemieke van der Valk avandervalk@ensafrica.com
Private Equity
Private Equity
Annemieke van der Valk avandervalk@ensafrica.com
Other Firm Members