What matters in today’s business environment are fast turnaround times and cost-effective solutions. ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 practitioners, and 100 years of experience in high-level, complex commercial work. The firm’s focus is on “what’s best for the client” and striving for excellence, in both offering and service. ENSafrica is committed to providing clients with cost-effective outcomes by ensuring work is done at the right level, and in the manner that best suits clients’ preferences and pricing structures.
While many recognise the unique opportunities for trade, investment and growth that Africa represents, predicting in-country and across region risks is not easy, particularly given the rate of exponential change impacting multiple indicators, whether economic, political, technological or social. ENSafrica is an independent law firm with fully integrated offices across Southern, West and East Africa and Mauritius. The firm offers clients many years’ accumulated know-how and solid experience, whether doing business in-country or cross-continent, helping to minimise risk and leverage business opportunities across Africa.
ENSafrica has lawyers qualified to practise English, French and OHADA law, as well as practitioners who are fluent in African and international languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, French and Portuguese. The firm also has dedicated China and India practice groups, which focus on the African strategies of these countries.
Through the financial services centre of Mauritius, ENSafrica also offers a unique possibility to integrate all aspects of structuring clients’ investments in relation to all commercial areas of law, tax, IP and fiduciary.
ENSafrica is rated in the top tier in several areas and ENSafrica practitioners are listed as leading lawyers by the Legal 500 EMEA 2017.
ENSafrica has been ranked in 22 practice areas across four jurisdictions, as well as in the Africa regional category. This includes 15 Top Tier rankings for ENSafrica’s various practice areas and rankings across, Ghana, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania and Africa-wide. In addition, 70 ENSafrica practitioners feature as leading or recommended lawyers, some of whom have received more than one ranking. (The Legal 500 does not currently cover certain jurisdictions in which ENSafrica has offices; namely, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda.)
ENSafrica is ranked in the Top Tier for Leading Tax Law Firms (South Africa) in the Legal 500 Tax Directors Handbook 2016.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 says of ENSafrica: “ENSafrica … provides ‘excellent response times’, ‘industry knowledge’ and ‘concise as well as practical advice’.” For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions. The Legal 500 highlights the practice area teams that are providing the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Their research is based on feedback from 300 000 clients worldwide, as well as submissions from law firms, interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers.
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