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We are legal experts in real estate and property in Africa, with particular experience in advising on property developments and projects, including establishment of new developments and resorts, land restitution claims, energy projects, and contractual issues.
We handle a wide variety of real estate transactions and our strong track record of working on some of the most high-profile and innovative real estate matters, allowing us to bring solutions that add value at all stages of property investments and development transactions.
We believe in being proactive and therefore we focus on early involvement and therefore minimising loss, maximising returns and assisting clients throughout Africa to manage financial risk and exposure.
When property transactions in Africa and beyond become increasingly complex due the detail of local laws and to changes in legislation, multi-party foreign investment and cross-border sales and purchases, our property and real estate team, working where necessary with other specialist teams in our offices, is able to provide practical and commercial advice which is always solution-driven, while maximising returns for clients.
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 Property and Construction Team of the Year.