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.
Karin Malherbe is an associate and head of intellectual property at ENSafrica | Namibia. She specialises in trademark, copyright and other intellectual property matters.
She has acted for a number of local and international clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical,...
Wil Huang is a senior transactions specialist at ENSafrica’s China Practice Group.In addition to general commercial litigation, Wil specialises in construction, professional liability and insurance related matters. Wil’s experience includes the provision of advice and defence of actions...
Kirsty Simpson is a director in the dispute resolution department at ENSafrica.Kirsty is a specialist in all aspects of commercial litigation and alternate dispute resolution (including expert determination, mediation and both domestic and international arbitration). She provides practical...
Dr Joanne van Harmelen
Dr Joanne van Harmelen heads up the Biotechnology and Life Sciences cluster in ENSafrica’s intellectual property department. She is a qualified patent attorney specialising in patent filing and prosecution in the biotech and pharmaceuticals sectors.Joanne holds a PhD in medical microbiology...
26 Apr 2011
Peter Dachs is a director and joint head of ENSafrica’s tax department. He specialises in financial services, mergers and acquisitions, and international tax. In particular, he advises South African corporates and financial institutions on their domestic tax issues in relation to, among...
Kabwela Chisaka is an associate at ENSafrica in the dispute resolution department. She specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration.
She has acted for local and international clients in a variety of industries including mining, banking, tax, energy, transport and fast-moving...