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ENSafrica

ENSafrica  

Legal Services | South Africa


tel: +27 21 808 6620 | fax: +27 010 596 6176
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

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

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


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


Joe Mothibi

Joe Mothibidirector



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



Executive

Don Allaway

Don Allawayexecutive consultant

Celia Becker

Celia Beckerexecutive


Kenny Chiu

Kenny Chiuhead of Asia practice group | executive

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

Ina Meiring

Ina Meiringexecutive

Mzi Mgudlwa

Mzi Mgudlwachief executive


Craig Saven

Craig Savensolicitor – High Court of England and Wales | executive


St Elmo Wilken

St Elmo Wilkenexecutive consultant


Associate

Kathryn Abrahams

Kathryn Abrahamssenior associate

Shivani Ambaram

Shivani Ambaramsenior associate


Nthabiseng Baloyi

Nthabiseng Baloyisenior associate


Johann Basson

Johann Bassonsenior associate

Judy Becker

Judy Beckerassociate

Edwin Berman

Edwin Bermanassociate


Delene Bertasso

Delene Bertassosenior associate | IP

Rakhee Bhikha

Rakhee Bhikhaassociate


Pierre Botha

Pierre Bothaassociate

Joshua Broll

Joshua Brollassociate


Mehnaaz Bux

Mehnaaz Buxassociate


Lee Crisp

Lee Crispassociate


Craig Dewar

Craig Dewarsenior associate

Sabelo Dlamini

Sabelo Dlaminisenior associate


Michelle du Preez

Michelle du Preezsenior associate

Gerard Du Toit

Gerard Du Toitsenior associate


Gerhardt Ehlers

Gerhardt Ehlerssenior associate


Andrew Gilder

Andrew Gildersenior associate

Lavarn Gounden

Lavarn Goundensenior associate

Raashmi Govender

Raashmi Govendersenior associate


Chavern Ismail

Chavern Ismailsenior associate

Emily Joubert

Emily Joubertassociate



Kathryn Kotze

Kathryn Kotzesenior associate


Tayla Lowe

Tayla Loweassociate


Mpho Manyala

Mpho Manyalaassociate


Aziza Mdee

Aziza Mdeesenior associate

Victor Mndebele

Victor Mndebelesenior associate


Noma Modise

Noma Modisesenior associate

Tumi Modubu

Tumi Modubuassociate

Qaqamba Moeletsi

Qaqamba Moeletsisenior 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

Aslam Patel

Aslam Patelassociate


Yusuf Peer

Yusuf Peerassociate

Carine Pick

Carine Pickassociate


Dylene Pillay

Dylene Pillaysenior associate

Dylene Pillay

Dylene Pillaysenior associate


Amrisha Raniga

Amrisha Ranigasenior associate

Mosima Ratau

Mosima Ratauassociate


Megan Rossouw

Megan Rossouwsenior associate


Ntebaleng Sekabate

Ntebaleng Sekabatesenior associate

Nikhil Sham

Nikhil Shamtrainee associate


Metumo Shilongo

Metumo Shilongosenior associate

Sakshna Singh

Sakshna Singhtrainee associate


Andani Siwisa

Andani Siwisaassociate


Darren Smith

Darren Smithsenior associate


Razina Thokan

Razina Thokanassociate


Nkosi Tshabalala

Nkosi Tshabalalasenior associate

Tricia Tsoeu

Tricia Tsoeuassociate


Kirsty van den Bergh

Kirsty van den Berghsenior associate

Jon van der Walt

Jon van der Waltsenior associate

Juanita Vermeulen

Juanita Vermeulensenior associate


Steven Wiener

Steven Wienersenior associate

Lwando Xaso

Lwando Xasosenior associate


Other

Carli Aldrich

Carli Aldrichtax manager

Rita Chen

Rita ChenAsia practice group | senior transactions specialist

Gretchen de Smit

Gretchen de Smitoff-site consultant


Daniela Druker

Daniela Drukerconsultant

Wil Huang

Wil HuangAsia practice group | senior transactions specialist

Robyn Kantor

Robyn Kantortax manager


Michael Katz

Michael Katzchairman

Refilwe Mashale

Refilwe Mashaletax consultant

Otsile Matlou

Otsile Matlouchief operating officer


Lee Mendelsohn

Lee Mendelsohnchief operating officer

Wendy Shih

Wendy ShihAsia practice group | transactions specialist

Limahl Sukhlal

Limahl Sukhlaltax consultant


Articles

GDPR – new EU privacy rules: African organisations take note
ENSafrica, October 2017

  On 25 May 2018, a new set of privacy rules formed by the European Union (“EU”) will take effect. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) seeks to replace the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. Organisations – including many African ones – will need to make changes to their oversight, technology, processes, and human resources to comply with the GDPR. The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU, but also applies to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects...

What are the Tax and Exchange Control Implications of Bitcoin?
ENSafrica, October 2017

With virtual currencies such as Bitcoin becoming ever more popular and accessible, it is important that South African taxpayers carefully consider the tax and exchange control uncertainties that accompany the incorporation of these relatively new systems into businesses and/or investment portfolios. We highlight below some of the tax and exchange control consequences arising from transactions involving Bitcoin. We have not considered the tax and exchange control consequences of the mining of Bitcoin, as this will be considered in a separate article...

All articles submitted by ENSafrica

Press

ENSafrica recognised as a leading international firm for India-related work
ENSafrica, July 2017

We are delighted that, for the third consecutive year, ENSafrica has been identified as a leading international law firm for India-related work by the India Business Law Journal. The announcement was made in an intelligence report titled “Global Stars”, which was published in a recently released edition of the India Business Law Journal...

Top accolades for ENSafrica’s IP team and its members
ENSafrica, July 2017

We are delighted to announce that Gaelyn Scott, head of ENSafrica’s IP department, has again been recognised by Managing Intellectual Property as one of the world’s leading female IP attorneys in its 2017 IP Stars list of the Top 250 Women in IP. Gaelyn Scott and Ilse du Plessis were ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as IP Stars for trade marks. ENSafrica’s Dr Joanne van Harmelen and Rowan Forster have been ranked as IP Stars for patents, and Waldo Steyn and Tanith Robertson were recognised for trade marks and copyright, in its recently released 2017 guide...

All press submitted by ENSafrica

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