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We are legal experts in insolvency, restructuring and business rescue in Africa, with particular expertise in complex cross-border work. Over the past 185 years, we have been called in to assist in most major corporate collapses and restructurings on the continent.
We have been named the Restructuring Team of the Year at the African Legal Awards and we are consistently ranked in Band 1 for Restructuring/Insolvency by leading international legal ranking agency Chambers Global Guide, which notes that we are “widely praised as the pre-eminent firm in the market” and describes us as having “phenomenal restructuring capabilities” and “a highly skilled business rescue and insolvency practice, with a deep bench and resources”.
We are at the cutting edge of developing insolvency, restructuring and business rescue law in Africa, and have been involved in the largest and most high profile matters on the continent since the introduction of business rescue.
We believe in being proactive and therefore we focus on minimising loss, maximising returns and assisting clients throughout Africa to manage financial risk and exposure.
When insolvency is inevitable, we have the expertise to develop and implement effective recovery strategies for viable business activities, while also maximising returns for creditors.
Multi-jurisdictional businesses face significant risks, as well as the challenge of complying with vastly different laws and regulations.
We are Africa’s largest law firm, with offices in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa. With 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 and a solid understanding of local cultural, commercial and geopolitical contexts, as well as long-standing partnerships with trusted firms with whom we work.
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, where we have won the Restructuring Team of the Year Award.