ENSafrica is the oldest and largest law firm in Mauritius, having its roots in 1828.

Its unparalleled, on-the-ground, in-depth knowledge of the Mauritian culture, legal market and experience, as well as its reach across the African continent on a fully integrated basis, sets ENSafrica apart and is one of the reasons why it is sought out by international investors, national and international corporations, financial institutions, and government and regulatory bodies.

Mauritius, being at the centre of the golden triangle between Africa, China and India, has expertise in large, complex, cross-border mandates, corporate structuring and the establishment of investment vehicles, as well as international litigation and insolvencies that span multiple countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean rim countries.

We provide a one-stop shop and a full circle offering with a comprehensive array of services. As the oldest and leading law firm on the island, we are the standing legal advisers to many of the Mauritian conglomerates and listed companies and we appear for many of the large Mauritian businesses. Our practice covers a broad range of matters, ranging from financial, banking, commercial, insurance and capital markets to litigation, arbitration, employment, IP and insolvency.

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

Mauritius is ideally located for investment and development in Africa and is also an important strategic partner for African-Asian-Indian trade and business development into, and out of, the continent which is made through the Mauritius International Financial Centre (IFC).

We have been an active player in the financial services sector of Mauritius since its inception in 1992, being the very first law firm to obtain a Management Company licence from the Financial Services Commission (FSC). Our market-leading fiduciary, secretarial and trust expertise, as well as dedicated IP and insolvency specialised services, is another differentiator on the domestic market.

We also have the unique advantage, as part of Africa’s largest law firm, of being able to harness the expertise of more than 600 practitioners throughout the continent. ENSafrica has a significant breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics, fiduciary and trust services and IP.

We operate as one firm across Africa with all of our offices fully integrated, ensuring that your legal requirements are handled quickly and seamlessly.

one of the largest firms in Africa with an extensive offering across the continent and a solid base in Port Louis
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what we offer

Our dedicated teams in Mauritius offer the following services:

  • banking
  • corporate commercial
  • litigation and dispute resolution
  • employment
  • capital markets and private equity
  • fiduciary, secretarial and trust services
  • IP
  • insolvency and recovery
  • regulatory, compliance and environment
  • competition
  • shipping
  • projects and property
  • tax
  • francophone Africa and OHADA
  • China
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it is regularly called upon by international corporations to advise on high-value cross-border disputes, deals and projects
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excels in matters ranging from banking and finance to employment and civil law. Recent highlights include a number of reverse listing transactions
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clients are impressed by the team, saying: there is a breadth and depth to the firm – [ENSafrica's] teams complement each other very well
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experiENS

USD9-billion financing
Provision of advice on Mauritius law and inscribing multiple securities on shares of the Mauritius Holding and subsidiaries of an Indian Group as part of a USD9-billion financing.
USD750-million claim
Legal suit worth USD750-million in the Supreme Court by Weston Group entities following international fraud using unpaid preference shares and repackaging into notes.
USD4.1-billion claim
Provision of advice to a lender in the Essar Steel Limited Voluntary Administration and Court motions as part of a USD4.1-billion insolvency claim.
MUR60-billion restructuring
Lead adviser on the MUR60-billion restructuring of Mauritius conglomerate the ENL Group through amalgamation and listing on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Acquisition of shares
Acquisition of shares by the leading player in online flight bookings in India, listed on Nasdaq.
MUR6-billion notes programme
Issuing and listing of La Sablonniere’s multicurrency notes worth MUR6-billion on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Project finance
Lead advisers to The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd in the Seychelles, relating to project financing.
Banking investigation
Provision of competition law advice to VISA before the CCM in a banking card payment investigation.
Healthcare investigation
Provision of competition law advice to the Association of Insurers in a healthcare investigation.
Scheme of arrangement
Innovative and groundbreaking scheme of arrangement before Court to sub-divide the assets of a major sugar cultivation company.
ENSafrica’s chief attributes include its invaluable regional network and excellent strength-in-depth... in addition to litigation, the firm also shines in corporate M&A, project finance and banking
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expertise

expertise

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