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ENSafrica

ENSafrica  

Legal Services | South Africa


tel: +27 21 410 2500 | fax: +27 21 410 2555
1 North Wharf Square, Loop Street | Cape Town | 8001 | South Africa


ENSafrica's Overview

Peace of mind

What matters in today’s business environment are fast turnaround times and cost-effective solutions. ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 practitioners, and 100 years of experience in high-level, complex commercial work. The firm’s focus is on “what’s best for the client” and striving for excellence, in both offering and service. ENSafrica is committed to providing clients with cost-effective outcomes by ensuring work is done at the right level, and in the manner that best suits clients’ preferences and pricing structures.

Strategic partner

While many recognise the unique opportunities for trade, investment and growth that Africa represents, predicting in-country and across region risks is not easy, particularly given the rate of exponential change impacting multiple indicators, whether economic, political, technological or social. ENSafrica is an independent law firm with fully integrated offices across Southern, West and East Africa. The firm offers clients many years’ accumulated know-how and solid experience, whether doing business in-country or cross-continent, helping to minimise risk and leverage business opportunities across Africa.

ENSafrica has lawyers qualified to practise English, French and OHADA law, as well as practitioners who are fluent in African and international languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, French and Portuguese. The firm also has dedicated China and India practice groups, which focus on the African strategies of these countries.

Through the financial services centre of Mauritius, ENSafrica also offers a unique possibility to integrate all aspects of structuring clients’ investments in relation to all commercial areas of law, tax, IP and fiduciary.

Proven track record

"It is comforting to know that when the going gets tough, these individuals will come to your aid at the shortest possible notice." – Chambers Global Guide

"ENSafrica's lawyers give 'no-nonsense advice' … have 'unparalleled knowledge of the region'." – The Legal 500

"The firm works seamlessly throughout [its offices], and can serve its clients across the continent with a one firm approach. … They are dedicated to both the client and the task at hand." – IFLR1000

"Clients observe that 'they respond quickly and take their work seriously' and appreciate that 'they are flexible and professional, and have very good knowledge of the local market'." – Chambers Global Guide

  • Year this Office was Established: 1905
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 14
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 550

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • advertising and asa
  • anglophone africa
  • anti-bribery compliance
  • anti-trust/competition
  • asset finance
  • aviation
  • banking and finance
  • BBBEE
  • capital markets
  • China
  • collective investment schemes
  • constitutional
  • construction and engineering
  • copyright
  • corporate commercial
  • corporate finance
  • corporate governance
  • domain names
  • employee benefits
  • employee incentives
  • employee tax
  • employment
  • environment
  • estates and estate planning
  • forensics
  • francophone Africa
  • healthcare and pharmaceutical
  • immigration
  • India
  • indirect tax
  • insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery
  • insurance
  • intellectual property
  • international trade
  • IT law
  • litigation / dispute resolution
  • media
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • mine health and safety
  • mining
  • natural resources
  • occupational health and safety
  • oil and gas
  • patents
  • plant breeders' rights
  • private clients
  • private equity
  • project development and project finance
  • public private partnerships
  • real estate / property
  • regulatory compliance: JSE/TRP/FSB
  • retail
  • retirement funds
  • shipping, ports and logistics
  • swaps and derivatives
  • tax
  • technology, media and telecommunications
  • trade marks
  • transfer pricing
  • transport, rail and logistics
  • trusts
  • wills
Professionals

Director

Executive

Lizel Blignaut

Lizel Blignautexecutive (economist)

Jens Brodbeck

Jens Brodbeckexecutive

Piet Faber

Piet Faberexecutive consultant


Jeffrey Flax

Jeffrey Flaxexecutive consultant

Kelle Gagné

Kelle Gagnéexecutive

Cecil Gelbart

Cecil Gelbartexecutive consultant



Associate

Safeera Ally

Safeera Allyassociate

Sarah Binge

Sarah Bingeassociate


Esti Brand

Esti Brandsenior associate

James Brand

James Brandsenior associate


Nokuzola Cossie

Nokuzola Cossiesenior associate

Lauren Davids

Lauren Davidssenior associate


Lavina Daya

Lavina Dayaprincipal associate


Daisy Fakude

Daisy Fakudeassociate

Paul Harker

Paul Harkerassociate


Sherri Hayat

Sherri Hayattrainee associate

Annemarie Joubert

Annemarie Joubertprincipal associate


Jacqui Kaufmann

Jacqui Kaufmannsenior associate

Jenny Klein

Jenny Kleinprincipal associate


Gigi Maajar

Gigi Maajaradvocate | associate


Monique Maree

Monique Mareesenior associate


Alexa Muller

Alexa Mullerassociate


Annalie Pinch

Annalie Pinchprincipal associate

Geraldine Rabe

Geraldine Rabesenior associate

Henry Rossouw

Henry Rossouwsenior associate


Olivia Rumble

Olivia Rumblesenior associate


Darren Smith

Darren Smithsenior associate

Taryn Solomon

Taryn Solomonprincipal associate

Alida Spies

Alida Spiessenior associate


Ilze Watt

Ilze Wattsenior associate


Other

Lauren Brownlee

Lauren Brownleeaccountant

Bella De Kock

Bella De Kocktax advisor

David Kuhn

David Kuhnimmigration practitioner


Ngwako Raboshakga

Ngwako Raboshakgapro bono coordinator

Feroza Solomon

Feroza Solomontax advisor


Natasha Wagiet

Natasha Wagietpro bono coordinator


Articles

Africa tax in brief
ENSafrica, June 2017

  ANGOLA: Working group for negotiation of investment protection agreements and tax treaties created   The Ministry of Economics and Finances and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued Joint Order No.205/17 on 27 April 2017, creating a technical working group to coordinate the negotiation of investment protection and double tax agreements. The working group will be responsible for guiding negotiations and reporting to relevant ministers.   ANGOLA: Changes to registration rules on transferable securities   The Ministry of Finances issued Executive Decree No...

Concluding financial transactions with South African public entities: the legal considerations
ENSafrica, June 2017

  Following South Africa’s sovereign credit rating downgrade by ratings agencies Standard & Poor’s, Fitch and, on 9 June 2017, Moody’s, as well as developments in political circles around allegations of “state capture”, relations between private business and the country’s public entities have become a hot topic. An important aspect of the interaction between private business and public entities is the financing that private lenders (such as banks, private equity firms and hedge funds) advance to public entities, such as state-owned companies...

All articles submitted by ENSafrica

Press

Occupational Health and Safety Act - Guidelines for the Construction Regulations, 2014
ENSafrica, June 2017

On Friday, 2 June 2017, a notice (GNR.489) was published in Government Gazette No. 40883, which contains guidelines/explanatory notes in relation to the Construction Regulations, 2014. The guidelines/explanatory notes only deal with certain regulations of the Construction Regulations, but do include, among others, important aspects to be considered when applying the existing definitions of "client", "competent person", "construction work" and "temporary works" contained in regulation 1 of the Construction Regulations. For more information, please contact: Willem le Roux mine and occupational health and safety director wleroux@ENSafrica...

Leading VAT specialist joins ENSafrica
ENSafrica, June 2017

ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, has appointed senior indirect tax specialist Anne Jenkinson as an executive in its tax department in Johannesburg, South Africa. Anne has 37 years of experience and is regarded as a South African leading value-added tax (“VAT”) specialist, having provided consulting and regulatory advice to prominent clients in a range of industries, including banking and financial services, telecommunications, mining, construction and pharmaceuticals. Anne also has extensive cross-border and international VAT experience. Mzi Mgudlwa, chief executive of ENSafrica, said: “We are delighted that Anne has chosen to join ENSafrica...

All press submitted by ENSafrica

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