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19 Church Street | Port Louis | Mauritius

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: 2013
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 550

Languages: English and French

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


P. Maxime Sauzier SC

P. Maxime Sauzier SCdirector | senior counsel


Varuna Bunwaree Goburdhun

Varuna Bunwaree Goburdhunexecutive | barrister

Camille Desvaux de Marigny

Camille Desvaux de Marignyexecutive | barrister

Jaykar Gujadhur SA

Jaykar Gujadhur SAexecutive | senior attorney

Xavier Koenig

Xavier Koenigexecutive

Raj Ragobur

Raj Ragoburexecutive


Vanesha Babooa-Bissonauth

Vanesha Babooa-Bissonauthattorney | senior associate

Pravin Barthia

Pravin BarthiaIP | senior associate

Natasha Behary Paray

Natasha Behary Paraybarrister | associate

Deepti Bismohun

Deepti Bismohunbarrister | associate

Mahejabeen Chatoo

Mahejabeen Chatooattorney | associate

Shrivan Dabee

Shrivan Dabeebarrister | associate

Carolyn Desvaux de Marigny

Carolyn Desvaux de Marignybarrister | associate

Yashina Leckram-Baungally

Yashina Leckram-Baungallyattorney | associate

Valentine Mayer

Valentine Mayerbarrister | associate

Ashley Ramdass

Ashley Ramdassbarrister | senior associate

Yanni Ramsohok

Yanni Ramsohokassociate | China practice group

Elsie Rasolohery Pascal

Elsie Rasolohery Pascalsenior associate

Stéphanie Sundanum-Sesmun

Stéphanie Sundanum-Sesmunattorney | associate

Stéphanie Sundanum-Sesmun

Stéphanie Sundanum-Sesmunattorney | associate

Avina Uckiah

Avina Uckiahbarrister | associate

Rachel Wan Wing Kai

Rachel Wan Wing Kaiattorney | associate


Thierry Koenig SA

Thierry Koenig SAhead of ENSafrica | Mauritius


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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