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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


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

Lindie Saundersondirector | 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

Ina Meiring

Ina Meiringexecutive

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

Mehnaaz Bux

Mehnaaz Buxassociate

Veronica de Freitas

Veronica de Freitassenior associate

Craig Dewar

Craig Dewarsenior associate

Daniela Druker

Daniela Drukersenior 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

Athi Jara

Athi Jarasenior associate

Emily Joubert

Emily Joubertassociate

Andries Kruger

Andries Krugertrainee associate

Zia Maharaj

Zia Maharajassociate

Khaya Mantengu

Khaya Mantengusenior 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

Hloni Mokoena

Hloni Mokoenaassociate

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

Lebogang Phaladi

Lebogang Phaladisenior associate

Ricardo Pillay

Ricardo 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

Dylene Soobramoney

Dylene Soobramoneysenior 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

Pierre Botha

Pierre Bothatax trainee

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

Regina Milo

Regina Miloconsultant

Wendy Shih

Wendy Shihtransactions specialist | China practice group


Extending A Trade Mark’s Protection Online
ENSafrica, March 2017

In addition to registering their trade marks with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”), brand owners should ensure that their trade marks are protected online. One way of doing this is by registering a domain name. What is a domain name?A domain name allows a party to establish its identity on the internet. It assists internet users to easily identify brand owners on the internet and to access their sites on the web. Domain names are arranged in a particular form, which includes top-level domains (“TLDs”) and generic-top level domains (“gTLDs”), for example,.com, .org, .gov, ...

Bollywood: a little too much inspiration
ENSafrica, March 2017

In the 21st century, cinema and film play a major role not only in our social activities, but also as a tool for learning about our history, addressing the issues faced in society and imagining what the future of a more innovative world would look like. However, the legal implications of telling a story through film, the cinema and television, go far deeper. Issues of copyright infringement, particularly within the Hollywood and Bollywood context, have found their way to the court room. A recent blog post entitled “Bollywood and Copyright – Infringement or Inspiration” by Indian law firm Selvam and Selvam shines a spotlight on this issue...

All articles submitted by ENSafrica


ENSafrica’s IP Department Continues to Receive Accolades
ENSafrica, March 2017

We are delighted to announce that Gaelyn Scott, head of ENSafrica’s IP department, has again been recognised at the International Law Office’s (“ILO’s”) Client Choice Awards. Gaelyn was named the top South African trade mark lawyer in 2017. Gaelyn was also named the top South African IP lawyer by the Client Choice Awards in 2012 and top South African trade mark lawyer in 2013 and 2015. A specialist litigator, Gaelyn is consistently recognised by reputable international ratings agencies and their publications for excellence in the field of IP...

Further Accolades for ENSafrica’s IP department
ENSafrica, March 2017

ENSafrica’s IP head of department, Gaelyn Scott, has consistently been ranked as one of only two or three South African lawyers in the gold band for trade mark enforcement and litigation by World Trademark Review (“WTR”) every year since 2013. We are pleased to announce that she has once again achieved a gold band ranking by WTR in this category and is one of four South African attorneys to achieve this ranking in 2017...

All press submitted by ENSafrica

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