ENSafrica has established offices and a growing footprint throughout Africa. Its offering to clients is unique, in that it is focused on Africa, and its offices do not operate through a network, nor an alliance, nor a “Swiss Verein”, but as one firm | one team with one brand, made up of people in Africa, working for Africa.
As a law firm based in Africa, ENSafrica has easy access to clients and their markets, and understands the many political, cultural, linguistic and regulatory contexts of African countries.
Whether dealing with the complexity of a multi-jurisdictional project, or the establishment of a start-up business in one African country, ENSafrica’s localised experience and expertise ensures that clients obtain the benefit of scale and scope when doing business in Africa...
“Pioneering full-service firm with a large African continental network.” … “Highly competent and extremely professional, with just the right degree of personal touch.” – Chambers Global Guide 2016
“The firm works seamlessly throughout [its offices], and can serve its clients across the continent with a one firm approach. … They are dedicated to both the client and the task at hand.” – IFLR1000 2017
“The ‘practical’ team at ENSafrica is well placed to advise clients on investments into Africa, leveraging its strong network of offices across the continent.” – The Legal 500 2016
ENSafrica (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) understands that taking the decision to move countries is life-changing and considerable. South African immigration law aims to protect the health and security of South Africans, as well as their rights to employment opportunities in the country. Having the appropriate legal partner when seeking immigration assistance is vital and we offer this together with our extensive all-encompassing range of immigration services. Our immigration unit comprises specialists in this field and provides services, including, but not limited to:
temporary residence applications, including visas, corporate permits and corporate worker permits, general work permits, quota work permits, exceptional skills permits and intra-company transfer permits, business permits, study permits, voluntary work permits and accompanying spouse or parent permits
permanent residency applications
applications to the Director General of the Department of Home Affairs for waiver of regulatory requirements
applications to the Department of Trade and Industry for reduction or waiver of capital investment amount
assistance with drafting business plans for business permit applications
determination of citizenship status
applications for dual-citizenship and resumption of citizenship
liaison with the Department of Home Affairs and foreign missions - ensuring ongoing compliance with immigration regulations