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We are legal experts in insurance in Africa, providing comprehensive advice to a diverse range of policy holders, insurers, reinsurers and underwriters.
With Africa’s emerging economies still among the fastest growing in the world, the potential of the African insurance sector is underscored by its inextricable links with economic growth, coupled with current low market penetration.
In particular, digital innovation, the expansion of South African insurers into numerous other African countries, and moves to regionalise regulatory laws and to increase reinsurance capacity through risk pooling arrangements on the continent, are driving growth in the sector.
Against the backdrop of these changes, we are well placed to provide you with strategic and meaningful assistance.
For many years, we have been providing African insurance law advice to our clients, who include leading African and international insurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates, local and international brokers and other intermediaries, as well as a variety of policyholders.
Our multi-disciplinary insurance team has deep specialisation in very specific areas of the law, such as coverage issues, claims, disputes, transactional, regulatory and due diligence investigations/processes, enabling us to deliver innovative and practical tailor-made solutions timeously for your business.
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.
We have deep expertise and experience in resolving insurance and reinsurance disputes, including high profile disputes in relation to all lines of insurance / reinsurance business, such as:
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.