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We are legal experts in dispute resolution in Africa. We handle all forms of disputes from beginning to end, no matter where on the continent you do business.
Major corporations, financial institutions, governments and regulatory bodies trust us to resolve their complex, sensitive disputes throughout the continent, and we are renowned for our ground-breaking, precedent-setting litigation work.
With specialist experience in prominent dispute resolution across the continent, we know the importance of ensuring that mediation, arbitration and litigation processes are fast and efficient, with as little disruption to your business as possible.
Our goal is to help you to proactively avoid disputes, manage risk and make the right decisions, so that you can protect your business and its reputation.
When stronger action and court cases are unavoidable, we work closely with you to establish the best strategy to achieve a successful outcome for you.
Multi-jurisdictional businesses face significant risks, as well as the challenge of complying with vastly different laws and regulations.
With offices in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa and more than 600 specialist practitioners, we have deep expertise and the capacity to solve all your legal, tax, forensics and IP requirements, and help you navigate regulatory hurdles, no matter where in Africa you do business.
Because we have had many years of practical experience working on the ground throughout the continent, we have developed a proven track record, we are fluent in local languages and have a solid understanding of local cultural, commercial and geopolitical contexts, as well as long-standing partnerships with trusted firms with whom we work.
With lawyers qualified to practise on the continent, as well as in English and French law, we provide legal services and assistance in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone countries, including all the countries which follow the OHADA system of business law.
We are able to advise in English, French, Portuguese, Cantonese and Mandarin, and we are also fluent in a plethora of African languages across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Our in-house intelligENS team of legal and forensic technology experts collects and receives data and performs industry-standard techniques to increase the efficiency of any information-intensive review, including document review and e-discovery.
RelativityOne is the backbone to our AI-powered customised solutions and methodologies, and ENS is the first law firm in Africa to offer this innovative platform.
We are therefore able to meet your legal needs quickly, seamlessly and with as little disruption to your business as possible.
ENS 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.