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We are legal experts in Asia trade in Africa, and we are the largest Chinese speaking team of all the law firms in Africa.

 

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Asian companies encounter many overwhelming difficulties when trading in Africa, including differences in culture and language, as well as regulations relating to immigration, tax, mining and employment.

Our Asia team is well placed to guide and navigate you through these challenges because we understand both Asian and African perspectives, and have extensive practical experience in working closely with major state-owned and private enterprises from Asia, as well as prominent Asian law firms.

We are Africa’s largest law firm, with offices in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa, and are therefore able to provide the complete range of legal, tax, forensics and IP services to Asian firms doing business in Africa, and to African firms doing business in Asia.

As the largest Chinese-speaking team of all the law firms in Africa, we provide the complete range of legal, tax, forensics and IP services to Asian firms doing business in Africa, and to African firms doing business in Asia. Depending on your preference, we can conduct meetings in Mandarin, Cantonese or English.

excellent on every front with expert practical advice
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awards and rankings

ENSafrica is recognised by leading international ranking agencies, including Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and the World Tax Guide, for achieving consistently high standards.

Furthermore, the firm is a regular recipient of regional awards such as DealMakers and the African Legal Awards.

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deep experience operating across the African continent
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widely praised as the pre-eminent firm in the market
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frequently sought out for its significant expertise handling multinational and cross-border matters on behalf of market-leading clients
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the “go-to” firm for complex transactions and intricate legal issues
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quick turn-around times
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expertise

African 
expansion
Asian 
expansion
Commercial 
disputes
Corporate 
restructuring
Dispute 
resolution
Drafting 
documents
Employment 
law
Exchange 
control
Foreign award 
enforcement
Forensics Immigration 
law
Intellectual 
property
International 
arbitration
Legal due 
diligence
Licence 
applications
Local court 
proceedings
Mergers and 
acquisitions
Negotiating 
contracts
Offshore 
vehicles
Regulatory 
approval
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documents
Tax advice Tax due 
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Tax 
optimisation
Transfer 
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experience

USD2.5-BILLION URANIUM PROJECT
USD2.5-billion development of the Swakop Uranium project in Namibia by the China General Nuclear Power Group.
USD1.5-BILLION LOAN FACILITY
USD1.5-billion term loan facility by China Development Bank to Eskom for the Medupi Coal Fired Power Plant in South Africa.
USD650-MILLION ACQUISITION
USD650-million acquisition of Palabora Mining Company in South Africa from Rio Tinto and Anglo American, by a consortium consisting of China’s Hebei Iron and Steel Group, the Industrial Development Corporation, China-Africa Development Fund, General Nice Group and Tewoo.
USD385-MILLION POWER PROJECT
USD385-million independent power producer project by China Development Bank involving the construction of a combined cycle gas facility in Ghana by the Cenpower Generation Company.
USD370-MILLION HYDRO DAM
USD370-million facility to the Government of Ghana and Bui Power Authority by the Export-Import Bank of China for the construction of the 400MW Bui Hydroelectric Dam.
USD85-MILLION ACQUISITION
USD85-million acquisition by Hengtong Optic-Electric International of Aberdare Cable, the largest electric cable manufacturer in Africa, and its operations in Mozambique, Namibia, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
WIND POWER PROJECTS
Two wind power projects with a combined capacity of 244MW constructed by Longyuan Engineering South Africa, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.
ACQUISITION OF LAND
Acquisition of land for oil production in Uganda by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation.
CNY200-MILLION LITIGATION
Successful litigation against the Emfuleni Local Municipality on behalf of Beijing Fuxing Xiao Cheng Electronic Technology for CNY200-million arising from a contractual dispute.
USD789-MILLION POWER SOLAR PROJECT
100MW concentrated solar power plant constructed by SEPCOIII in the Northern Cape of South Africa.
THERMAL POWER GENERATION
Advising Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi on the restructuring (including corporate, commercial, tax and anti-trust) of their businesses in Africa.
SUBMARINE CABLE
Advising the consortium in respect of the construction of the 15 000km PEACE submarine cable system connecting Asia, Africa and Europe.
EMERGENCY POWER PROCUREMENT
Advising PowerChina in respect of the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme in South Africa.
BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
Advising Hyosung Heavy Industries Corporation on its tender awarded by Eskom to install 292 MWh of lithium-ion batteries storage across South Africa.
GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING
Advising China Development Bank in respect of the global restructuring of Sinosteel Corporation.
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