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Legal Services | South Africa

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150 West Street, Sandton | Johannesburg | 2196 | 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

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 550


Areas of Practice
  • advertising and asa
  • anglophone africa
  • anti-bribery compliance
  • anti-trust/competition
  • asset finance
  • aviation
  • banking and finance
  • 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


Ross Alcock

Ross Alcockdirector

Darren Band

Darren Banddirector

Deon Beachen

Deon Beachendirector

Ridwaan Boda

Ridwaan Bodadirector

Theo Buchler

Theo Buchlerdirector

Pieter Colyn

Pieter Colyndirector

Gary Felthun

Gary Felthundirector

John Ferraz

John Ferrazdirector

Tyla Foster

Tyla Fosterdirector

Mark Garden

Mark Gardendirector

Ryan Goodman

Ryan Goodmandirector

Wade Graaff

Wade Graaffdirector

Era Gunning

Era Gunningdirector

Ian Hayes

Ian Hayesdirector

Sue Hayes

Sue Hayesdirector

Doron Joffe

Doron Joffedirector

Jocelyn Katz

Jocelyn Katzdirector

Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kellydirector

Muzi Khoza

Muzi Khozadirector

Deon Lambert

Deon Lambertdirector

Tony Lee

Tony Leedirector

Lizle Louw

Lizle Louwdirector

Fritz Malan

Fritz Malandirector

Dion Masher

Dion Masherdirector

Senzo Mbatha

Senzo Mbathadirector

Lebusa Meso

Lebusa Mesodirector

Nicola Nolan

Nicola Nolandirector

Gary Oertel

Gary Oerteldirector

Jason Rusch

Jason Ruschdirector

Lindie Saunderson-Meyer

Lindie Saunderson-Meyerdirector | ENSafrica training and empowerment

Gaelyn Scott

Gaelyn Scottdirector | head of IP department

Brad Serebro

Brad Serebrodirector

Sasha Singh

Sasha Singhdirector

Jan-Len Smit

Jan-Len Smitdirector

Robyn Stein

Robyn Steindirector

Jason Valkin

Jason Valkindirector

Len Vorster

Len Vorsterdirector

Paul Winer

Paul Winerdirector


Don Allaway

Don Allawayexecutive consultant

Celia Becker

Celia Beckerexecutive

Arnaaz Camay

Arnaaz Camayexecutive

Kenny Chiu

Kenny Chiuexecutive | head of China practice group

Patrick Cronin

Patrick Croninexecutive consultant

Andre Erasmus

Andre Erasmusexecutive

Alan Feinstein

Alan Feinsteinexecutive consultant

Miranda Feinstein

Miranda Feinsteinexecutive consultant

Clifford Green

Clifford Greenexecutive consultant

Peter le Roux

Peter le Rouxexecutive consultant

Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewisexecutive consultant

Mzi Mgudlwa

Mzi Mgudlwachief executive

Craig Saven

Craig Savensolicitor – High Court of England and Wales | executive


Kathryn Abrahams

Kathryn Abrahamssenior associate

Shivani Ambaram

Shivani Ambaramsenior associate

Johann Basson

Johann Bassonsenior associate

Delene Bertasso

Delene Bertassosenior associate | IP

Pierre Botha

Pierre Bothaassociate

Mehnaaz Bux

Mehnaaz Buxassociate

Craig Dewar

Craig Dewarsenior associate

Michelle du Preez

Michelle du Preezsenior associate

Gerhardt Ehlers

Gerhardt Ehlerssenior associate

Kim Eichorn

Kim Eichornassociate

Andrew Gilder

Andrew Gildersenior associate

Lavarn Gounden

Lavarn Goundensenior associate

Raashmi Govender

Raashmi Govendersenior associate

Chavern Ismail

Chavern Ismailsenior associate

Emily Joubert

Emily Joubertassociate

Gigi Maajar

Gigi Maajaradvocate | associate

Govan Manuel

Govan Manuelsenior associate

Mpho Manyala

Mpho Manyalaassociate

Aziza Mdee

Aziza Mdeesenior associate

Victor Mndebele

Victor Mndebelesenior associate

Noma Modise

Noma Modisesenior associate

Qaqamba Moeletsi

Qaqamba Moeletsisenior associate

Pieter Moll

Pieter Mollassociate

Preeti Nana

Preeti Nanasenior associate

Wandile Ndabambi

Wandile Ndabambisenior associate

Shannon Neill

Shannon Neillsenior associate

Jan Norval

Jan Norvalassociate

Beverley Oosthuizen

Beverley Oosthuizensenior associate

Howmera Parak

Howmera Paraksenior associate

Yusuf Peer

Yusuf Peerassociate

Dylene Pillay

Dylene Pillaysenior associate

Amrisha Raniga

Amrisha Ranigasenior associate

Megan Rossouw

Megan Rossouwsenior associate

Ntebaleng Sekabate

Ntebaleng Sekabatesenior associate

Metumo Shilongo

Metumo Shilongosenior associate

Darren Smith

Darren Smithsenior associate

Nkosi Tshabalala

Nkosi Tshabalalasenior associate

Tricia Tsoeu

Tricia Tsoeuassociate

Jon van der Walt

Jon van der Waltsenior associate

Juanita Vermeulen

Juanita Vermeulensenior associate

Steven Wiener

Steven Wienersenior associate

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilsonsenior associate

Lwando Xaso

Lwando Xasosenior associate


Carli Aldrich

Carli Aldrichtax manager

Rita Chen

Rita Chensenior transactions specialist | China practice group

Gretchen de Smit

Gretchen de Smitoff-site consultant

Wil Huang

Wil Huangsenior transactions specialist | China practice group

Michael Katz

Michael Katzchairman

Refilwe Mashale

Refilwe Mashaletax consultant

Otsile Matlou

Otsile MatlouCOO | practice integration

Lee Mendelsohn

Lee MendelsohnCOO operations

Wendy Shih

Wendy Shihtransactions specialist | China practice group


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...

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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...

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