ENSafrica’s dedicated India practice group has many years of experience in facilitating the entry and expansion of Indian corporates on the African continent, as well as facilitating foreign investment by African corporates into India.

Our services do not stop once the initial stage of your investment is complete. Rather, we accompany you throughout the life of your investment. Our key differentiator is that we have the local know-how and on-the-ground experience to assist you throughout Africa. We have close relationships with leading law firms in India and are happy to work hand-in-hand with your trusted advisor or to assist you directly.

Divergent cultures, business landscapes, political environments and regulatory and statutory legislation across Africa can make cross-border business ventures challenging. By advising on the risks and opportunities, and by ensuring that every aspect of your cross-border transaction is optimised, we are able to contribute proactively to maximising your investment returns.

Some of the key industries and areas in which we advise extensively include agriculture, automotive, aviation, banking and finance, construction and infrastructure, energy, IT, fiduciary services, hospitality and tourism, mining, pharmaceuticals, shipping, ports and logistics, and telecommunications.

Over 200 years experience Over 600 practitioners 12 offices in 7 countries

Our South African and Mauritian offices form a crucial part of our India offering. South Africa and India share a long trade history and we are in regular contact with the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, the Indian consular offices in South Africa and the Confederation of Indian Industry to facilitate the creation of an environment conducive to the growth of investments by Indian corporates throughout Africa.

Mauritius is an important strategic partner for African-Asian-Indian trade and business development, and offers you the opportunity to structure your investments through Mauritius. It is the largest direct foreign investor into India and has a double taxation avoidance agreement.

With nearly 70% of the population being Indo-Mauritian, Mauritius has deep roots in India and therefore we understand the political, economic, regulatory, legal, cultural, religious and social contexts of doing business in India.

ENSafrica is recognised by top ranking agencies for achieving consistently high standards when working on the continent, including being ranked as a leading international law firm for India-related work by the India Business Law Journal for the past six years.

As Africa’s largest law firm with over 600 specialist practitioners, ENSafrica has the capacity to deliver on your business requirements across all major industries and the continent. We are able to leverage our resources to suit your pricing preferences and deliver within your timeframes.

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what we offer

We are a full service law firm. Our specialist services include the following:

  • Complex multi-jurisdictional projects
  • Corporate restructures and insolvency
  • Dispute resolution and international arbitration
  • Employment and immigration
  • Forensics
  • Infrastructure, property development and finance
  • Intellectual property (IP)
  • Local and international tax and private clients
  • Private equity and investment funds
  • Takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, and listings
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African regulatory and business intelligence
agribusiness
Asia
aviation
banking and finance
Broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE)
competition/antitrust
corporate commercial
dispute resolution
employment
environment
fiduciary
fintech
forensics
immigration
India
insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery
insurance
intellectual property (IP)
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mine and occupational health and safety
mining
private clients
private equity
pro bono and corporate social investment
project development and project finance
real estate / property
shipping, ports and logistics
tax
technology, media and telecommunications