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We are legal experts in public law in South Africa, with experience in providing opinion and advisory services, administrative law services relating to the performance public powers and functions, transactional services relating to public private partnerships, drafting legislation supporting investigative and reporting work and conducting judicial reviews of decisions by organs of state and public functionaries.
We handle a wide variety of public law matters, having advised clients in the following industries: banking and finance, basic education, construction, electronic communications, early childhood development, energy, electricity, mining, port services, private and public higher education, transport and logistics, strategic oil reserves, telecommunications, human settlements, media, electoral issues, real estate, prisons and pharmaceuticals.
We understand the constitutional principles of accountability and transparency, and in executing public procurement systems which are fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective. We can also identify and analyse the public law consequences of commercial transactions involving organs of state, including regulatory approval requirements and issues pertaining to capacity and authority.
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, we have over 600 specialist practitioners with 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.