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our focus

invaluable regional network and excellent strength-in-depth
Legal 500 2018

In today’s competitive global market, to run a successful business it is important to have a business partner who understands the importance of:

  • fast turnaround times
  • cost-effective solutions
  • differentiation
  • limited risk

While Africa provides potential for growth, predicting in-country, or even regional challenges, and capitalising on the right opportunities for your business, is complex.

With over 600 practitioners and more than 200 years of experience, ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm.

We provide legal and tax services across sub-Saharan Africa and are committed to ensuring work is done in the manner that best suits your risk profile, preferences and pricing structures.

It matters to us whether you achieve your business goals and we will find ways to ensure you do.

We are an independent law firm, which means that, irrespective of where you wish to pursue your business interests across Africa, we will ensure that you receive consistent, high-quality services.

In today’s world, changing economic, political, technological, environmental, cultural and social climates are directly impacting target markets at a pace previously unknown. For a business to remain relevant, it requires know-how that spans various specialist areas.

Our specialist divisions include Africa regulatory and business intelligence, Asia, tax and IP. In addition, our artificial intelligence division is able to provide you with in-depth know-how, be it for purposes of corporate governance and information protection, due-diligence, e-discovery, data analytics and/or market understanding.

ENSafrica has lawyers qualified to practise English, French and OHADA law, as well as practitioners who are able to converse in various languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, French and Portuguese.

Through the financial services centre of Mauritius, ENSafrica also offers a unique possibility to integrate all aspects of structuring your investments in relation to all commercial areas of law, tax, IP and fiduciary.

ranked as a leading law firm in 29 practice areas across eight jurisdictions, as well as in the Africa-wide category, with a total of 76 individual rankings
Chambers Global Guide 2018
ranked as a leading law firm in 22 practice areas across four jurisdictions, as well as in the African regional category, with a total of 101 individual rankings
Legal 500 2018
ranked as a leading law firm in 23 practice areas across seven jurisdictions, with a total of 40 individual rankings
IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018
ranked as a tier one leading firm in South Africa by the World Tax Guide and the World Transfer Pricing Guide
International Tax Review’s World Tax Guide 2018

level 1 BBBEE rating South Africa

locations

 

experience

USD203.9-MILLION
disposal of operations in nine African countries by a global energy giant.
USD3.2-billion
the restructure of a multinational brewing and beverage company’s multi-tiered ownership.
USD2.5-billion
acquisition of a mining company in the USA by a major South African gold producer.
USD1.2-billion
a number of highly complex, high-value transactions involving the restructure of loans and capital structure, the raising of new bridging finance and the deferral and write down of debt obligations by an African retail giant.
USD980-million
sale of the Southern African margarine and spreads business by a global consumer goods company.
USD3.8-billion
divestment through the sell down of a British multinational investment bank’s shareholding.
USD2.9-billion
international telecommunications operator’s acquisition of a stake in an East African operator.
USD1.7-billion
black economic empowerment ownership scheme by a major energy company.
USD1.05-billion
buy out of a Moroccan insurance company operating in 33 countries across Africa, Europe and the Middle East by a financial conglomerate.
USD300-million
disposal of various assets of one of the world’s largest gold producers.