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ENSafrica

ENSafrica  

Legal Services | Mauritius


tel: +230 212 2215 | fax: +230 208 2986
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
  • 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

P. Maxime Sauzier SC

P. Maxime Sauzier SCdirector | senior counsel


Executive

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



Associate

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


Gigi Maajar

Gigi Maajaradvocate | associate

Valentine Mayer

Valentine Mayerbarrister | associate

Ashley Ramdass

Ashley Ramdassbarrister | senior associate


Elsie Rasolohery Pascal

Elsie Rasolohery Pascalsenior associate

Stéphanie Sundanum-Sesmun

Stéphanie Sundanum-Sesmunattorney | associate

Avina Uckiah

Avina Uckiahbarrister | associate


Rachel Wan Wing Kai

Rachel Wan Wing Kaiattorney | associate


Other

Thierry Koenig SA

Thierry Koenig SAhead of ENSafrica | Mauritius

Articles

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...

All articles submitted by ENSafrica

Press

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...

All press submitted by ENSafrica

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