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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

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


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


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


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


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...

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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...

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