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Alex Ferreira

Alex Ferreira

ENSafrica has become a strong magnet for attracting a regular stream of talented, creative and hardworking attorneys from different backgrounds and having different experiences. the result is quite unique amongst South African law firms.
Alex Ferreira

practical experience

Alex Ferreira is an Executive at ENS in the Employment practice. He specialises in all types of labour matters, with a particular focus on advisory work and employment litigation, including experience in Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”), bargaining council, Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court, High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal cases.

Alex’s practice is primarily aimed at servicing corporate clients, and a significant portion of his client base consists of German, United Kingdom and North American multinationals requiring advice and assistance for their business interests in southern Africa. In addition, he also advises on employment law in a variety of African jurisdictions, in particular Mozambique.

His experience includes advising on collective labour law issues, as well as labour disputes, dismissals for misconduct, poor performance and retrenchments, business restructuring, global mobility, transfers of employment, skills development legislation and strategic advice in relation to trade unions. He is also experienced in obtaining strike interdicts, enforcing, and opposing restraint of trade agreements, reviewing CCMA decisions, drafting and reviewing employment contracts, brokering severance/settlement agreements, formulating and reviewing employment policies and procedures, as well as assisting clients with disciplinary enquiries and in-house investigations where employee misconduct or sexual harassment is suspected.

He has presented at seminars and training workshops over many years on a variety of employment law issues and is the author of articles and updates for Labour Law for Managers: A Practical Handbook. He has also featured in radio and television interviews concerning various employment law issues.

Alex has also presided over various matters as an acting judge of the Labour Court of South Africa.

In 2022/2023 Alex was appointed by the Legal Practice Council to serve as a committee member on its Investigating, Disciplinary and Mediation Committee.

Alex is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:

  • Best Lawyers® 2023, 2022 - Employee Benefits Law (South Africa)

area of expertise



  • BA (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • LLM in Employment Law and Advanced Company Law (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Computer Science for Lawyers (Harvard Law School – Executive Education)