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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.

In addition, our legal knowledge combined with our strong grasp of local markets, nuances and ways of doing business in Africa enable us to provide you with high quality, novel solutions that are tailor-made for your unique requirements, with fast turnaround times.

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.

widely praised as the pre-eminent firm in the market
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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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high-profile and well-respected multi-jurisdictional African law firm
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market-leading pan-African firm
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possesses deep experience operating across the African continent
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immaculate attention to detail and prompt delivery under tight deadlines
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it understands the in-country legal position and provides the necessary guidance on how to navigate the legal landscape
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USD6-BILLION GAS PIPELINE
USD6-billion construction of a 2 600km gas pipeline between Mozambique and South Africa by China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau and ProGas Investment Group.
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.
ZAR1.2-BILLION ACQUISITION
ZAR1.2-billion 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.
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