ENSafrica

Legal Services | South Africa
tel: +27 11 269 7600 | fax: +27 10 596 3176
The Marc, Tower 1, 129 Rivonia Rd., Sandton | Johannesburg | 2196 | South Africa

Overview

"A pan-African powerhouse with a strong team of experienced and respected lawyer" - Chambers Global Guide 2018

In today's competitive global market, to run a successful business it is important to have a business partner who understands the importance of:

- fast turnaround times
- cost-effective solutions
- differentiation
- limited risk

While Africa provides potential for growth, predicting in-country, or even regional challenges, and capitalising on the right opportunities for your business, is complex.

With over 600 practitioners and more than 200 years of experience, ENSafrica is Africa's largest law firm.

We provide legal and tax services across sub-Saharan Africa and are committed to ensuring work is done in the manner that best suits your risk profile, preferences and pricing structures.

It matters to us whether you achieve your business goals and we will find ways to ensure you do.

We are an independent law firm, which means that, irrespective of where you wish to pursue your business interests across Africa, we will ensure that you receive consistent, high-quality services.

In today's world, changing economic, political, technological, environmental, cultural and social climates are directly impacting target markets at a pace previously unknown. For a business to remain relevant, it requires know-how that spans various specialist areas.

Our specialist divisions include Africa regulatory and business intelligence, Asia, tax and IP. In addition, our artificial intelligence division is able to provide you with in-depth know-how, be it for purposes of corporate governance and information protection, due-diligence, e-discovery, data analytics and/or market understanding.

ENSafrica has lawyers qualified to practise English, French and OHADA law, as well as practitioners who are able to converse in various languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, French and Portuguese.

Through the financial services centre of Mauritius, ENSafrica also offers a unique possibility to integrate all aspects of structuring your investments in relation to all commercial areas of law, tax, IP and fiduciary.

Year this Office was Established: 1812
Lawyers Worldwide: 500

Notable

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Director

Executive

Kaanit  Abarder

Kaanit Abarder

Executive
Armando   Aguiar

Armando Aguiar

Executive
Ross  Alcock

Ross Alcock

Executive
Carli  Aldrich

Carli Aldrich

Executive
Mark  Badenhorst

Mark Badenhorst

Executive
Justin  Balkin

Justin Balkin

Executive
Darren  Band

Darren Band

Executive
Johann  Basson

Johann Basson

Executive
Arabella  Bennett

Arabella Bennett

Executive Consultant
Zeyn  Bhyat

Zeyn Bhyat

Executive
Lizél  Blignaut

Lizél Blignaut

Executive
Ridwaan  Boda

Ridwaan Boda

Executive
Anina  Boshoff

Anina Boshoff

Executive
Jens  Brodbeck

Jens Brodbeck

Executive
Juanita  Broom

Juanita Broom

Executive
Arnaaz  Camay

Arnaaz Camay

Executive
Derushka  Chetty

Derushka Chetty

Executive
Kenny  Chiu

Kenny Chiu

Executive
Tracy  Cohen

Tracy Cohen

Executive
Celeste  Coles

Celeste Coles

Executive
Pieter  Colyn

Pieter Colyn

Executive
Peter   Dachs

Peter Dachs

Executive
Cheván  Daniels

Cheván Daniels

Executive
Lavina  Daya

Lavina Daya

Executive
Charles  de Wet

Charles de Wet

Executive Consultant
Tiaan  de Wit

Tiaan de Wit

Executive
Rakhee  Dullabh

Rakhee Dullabh

Executive
Gerhardt  Ehlers

Gerhardt Ehlers

Executive
Edwin  Ellis

Edwin Ellis

Executive
André  Erasmus

André Erasmus

Executive
Piet  Faber

Piet Faber

Executive Consultant
Isaac  Fenyane

Isaac Fenyane

Executive
John  Ferraz

John Ferraz

Executive
Alex  Ferreira

Alex Ferreira

Executive
Letitia  Field

Letitia Field

Executive
Jeffrey  Flax

Jeffrey Flax

Executive Consultant
Tyla  Foster

Tyla Foster

Executive
Robert  Gad

Robert Gad

Executive
Mark  Garden

Mark Garden

Executive
Cecil  Gelbart

Cecil Gelbart

Executive Consultant
Philip  Geromont

Philip Geromont

Executive
Carmen  Gers

Carmen Gers

Executive
Roy  Gillespie

Roy Gillespie

Executive
Ryan  Goodman

Ryan Goodman

Executive
Wade  Graaff

Wade Graaff

Executive
Clifford  Green

Clifford Green

Executive
Era  Gunning

Era Gunning

Executive
Itayi  Gwaunza

Itayi Gwaunza

Executive
Suemeya  Hanif

Suemeya Hanif

Executive
Melanie  Harrison

Melanie Harrison

Executive Consultant
Stuart  Harrison

Stuart Harrison

Executive
James  Haydock

James Haydock

Executive
Sue   Hayes

Sue Hayes

Executive
Lawrence  Helman

Lawrence Helman

Executive
Lee-Ann  Hopley

Lee-Ann Hopley

Executive
Dale  Hutchison

Dale Hutchison

Executive
Suad  Jacobs

Suad Jacobs

Executive
Doron   Joffe

Doron Joffe

Executive
Audrey  Johnson

Audrey Johnson

Executive
Sanjay  Kassen

Sanjay Kassen

Executive
Leonard  Katz

Leonard Katz

Executive
Jocelyn  Katz

Jocelyn Katz

Executive
Jacqui  Kaufmann

Jacqui Kaufmann

Executive
Muzi  Khoza

Muzi Khoza

Executive
Deon  Lambert

Deon Lambert

Executive
Eric  le Grange

Eric le Grange

Executive
Willem  le Roux

Willem le Roux

Executive Consultant
Peter  le Roux

Peter le Roux

Executive Consultant
Sean  Lederman

Sean Lederman

Executive
Stephen  Levetan

Stephen Levetan

Executive
Stephen  Lewis

Stephen Lewis

Executive Consultant
Natalia  Lopes

Natalia Lopes

Executive
Johan  Loubser

Johan Loubser

Executive
Gabi   Mailula

Gabi Mailula

Executive
Ntlhane  Makena

Ntlhane Makena

Executive
Fritz  Malan

Fritz Malan

Executive
Govan  Manuel

Govan Manuel

Executive
Monique  Maree

Monique Maree

Executive
Kevin  Markman

Kevin Markman

Executive
Dion  Masher

Dion Masher

Executive
Senzo  Mbatha

Senzo Mbatha

Executive
Lisa  Melis

Lisa Melis

Executive
Lebusa  Meso

Lebusa Meso

Executive
Mzi  Mgudlwa

Mzi Mgudlwa

Chief Executive
Noma  Modise

Noma Modise

Executive
Douglas  Molepo

Douglas Molepo

Executive
Aslam  Moosajee

Aslam Moosajee

Executive
Joe  Mothibi

Joe Mothibi

Executive
Andries  Myburgh

Andries Myburgh

Executive
Isaivan  Naidoo

Isaivan Naidoo

Executive
Gary  Oertel

Gary Oertel

Executive
Mansoor  Parker

Mansoor Parker

Executive
Brian   Patterson

Brian Patterson

Executive
Lauren  Petersen

Lauren Petersen

Executive
Carine  Pick

Carine Pick

Executive
Steven   Powell

Steven Powell

Executive
Koos   Pretorius

Koos Pretorius

Executive
Pippa   Reyburn

Pippa Reyburn

Executive
Altair  Richards

Altair Richards

Executive
Pareen  Rogers

Pareen Rogers

Executive
Henry  Rossouw

Henry Rossouw

Executive
Roger  Rudolph

Roger Rudolph

Executive
Jason  Rusch

Jason Rusch

Executive
Lauren  Salt

Lauren Salt

Executive
Craig  Saven

Craig Saven

Executive
Aidan  Scallan

Aidan Scallan

Executive
Fritz  Schulz

Fritz Schulz

Executive
Gaelyn  Scott

Gaelyn Scott

Executive
Rob  Scott

Rob Scott

Executive
Leigh  Sedice

Leigh Sedice

Executive
HB  Senekal

HB Senekal

Executive
Brad  Serebro

Brad Serebro

Executive
Balindile  Shezi

Balindile Shezi

Executive
Sasha  Singh

Sasha Singh

Executive
Nicolette  Smit

Nicolette Smit

Executive
Magda  Snyckers

Magda Snyckers

Executive
Alida  Spies

Alida Spies

Executive Consultant
Waldo  Steyn

Waldo Steyn

Executive
Theuns  Steyn

Theuns Steyn

Executive
Andre  Symington

Andre Symington

Executive
Alex  Taylor

Alex Taylor

Executive
Michael  Tucker

Michael Tucker

Executive
Jason  Valkin

Jason Valkin

Executive
Tracy  van Wyk

Tracy van Wyk

Executive
Len  Vorster

Len Vorster

Executive
Derek  Wanblad

Derek Wanblad

Executive
Hermann  Wessels

Hermann Wessels

Executive
Paul  Winer

Paul Winer

Executive
Cecil  Wulfsohn

Cecil Wulfsohn

Executive
John  Zieff

John Zieff

Executive

Associate

Naa’ilah  Abader

Naa’ilah Abader

Senior Associate
Odwa  Abraham

Odwa Abraham

Associate
Safeera  Ally

Safeera Ally

Associate
Dalit  Anstey

Dalit Anstey

Associate
Leahandra  Bailey

Leahandra Bailey

Senior Associate
Nomampondo  Banzi

Nomampondo Banzi

Senior Associate
Jenna  Batt

Jenna Batt

Associate
Cindy-Lee  Bekeer

Cindy-Lee Bekeer

Senior Associate
Delene  Bertasso

Delene Bertasso

Senior Associate
Hugo  Biermann

Hugo Biermann

Senior Associate
Guinevere  Blignaut

Guinevere Blignaut

Senior Associate
Samantha  Bonato

Samantha Bonato

Senior Associate
Matthew  Bouah

Matthew Bouah

Associate
Nils  Braatvedt

Nils Braatvedt

Senior Associate
James  Brand

James Brand

Senior Associate
Esti  Brand

Esti Brand

Senior Associate
Joshua  Broll

Joshua Broll

Senior Associate
Arshaad  Carim

Arshaad Carim

Senior Associate
Faith  Chebet

Faith Chebet

Senior Associate
Steven  Clowes

Steven Clowes

Associate
Gerry   Comninos

Gerry Comninos

Senior Associate
Emile   Cronje

Emile Cronje

Associate
Talia  Cullinan

Talia Cullinan

Associate
Lauren  Davids

Lauren Davids

Senior Associate
Jessica  de Kock

Jessica de Kock

Associate
Parusha   Desai Valodia

Parusha Desai Valodia

Senior Associate
Andisiwe  Diba

Andisiwe Diba

Associate
Sphiwe  Dlamini

Sphiwe Dlamini

Associate
Gerard  du Toit

Gerard du Toit

Senior Associate
Dean  du Toit

Dean du Toit

Senior Associate
Kayla    Ferreira

Kayla Ferreira

Senior Associate
Jessie   Gertzen

Jessie Gertzen

Associate
Atlegang  Govuza

Atlegang Govuza

Associate
Helena  Graham

Helena Graham

Associate
Wil  Huang

Wil Huang

Senior Associate
Hendrik  Hugo

Hendrik Hugo

Senior Associate
Ashleigh  Huxter

Ashleigh Huxter

Senior Associate
Darryn  Jacobus

Darryn Jacobus

Senior Associate
Trisha  Jivan

Trisha Jivan

Associate
Tevin  Jones

Tevin Jones

Associate
Robyn  Kantor

Robyn Kantor

Senior Associate
Andrew  Keightley-Smith

Andrew Keightley-Smith

Senior Associate
Poppy  Kgwadi

Poppy Kgwadi

Associate
Jenny  Klein

Jenny Klein

Principal Associate
Kathryn  Kotze

Kathryn Kotze

Senior Associate
Danielle  Laubscher

Danielle Laubscher

Senior Associate
Zinzi   Lawrence

Zinzi Lawrence

Associate
Madison  Liebmann

Madison Liebmann

Senior Associate
Hayley  Lyle

Hayley Lyle

Associate
Jula  Mabena

Jula Mabena

Associate
Sazi  Madlala

Sazi Madlala

Senior Associate
Themba  Maduna

Themba Maduna

Associate
Zama  Maepane

Zama Maepane

Associate
Silindokuhle  Magagula

Silindokuhle Magagula

Senior Associate
Orita  Maharaj

Orita Maharaj

Associate
Lerato  Mahlo

Lerato Mahlo

Associate
Tshepo  Makomene

Tshepo Makomene

Associate
Lerato  Maponya

Lerato Maponya

Associate
Abrianne  Marais

Abrianne Marais

Senior Associate
David  Marais

David Marais

Senior Associate
Carol  Masego Makutu

Carol Masego Makutu

Senior Associate
Brenda  Matu

Brenda Matu

Associate
Lameez  Mayet

Lameez Mayet

Associate
Aziza  Mdee

Aziza Mdee

Senior Associate
Stephan  Minne

Stephan Minne

Associate
Tumi  Modubu

Tumi Modubu

Senior Associate
Prencess  Mohlahlo

Prencess Mohlahlo

Senior Associate
Fiona   Monteiro (Cowley)

Fiona Monteiro (Cowley)

Senior Associate
Dalene  Moodley

Dalene Moodley

Associate
Shivani  Moodley

Shivani Moodley

Associate
Gosego  Moroka

Gosego Moroka

Associate
Liézal  Mostert

Liézal Mostert

Senior Associate
Stephen  Motsusi

Stephen Motsusi

Associate
Klaas  Mphego

Klaas Mphego

Associate
Refilwe  Mphego

Refilwe Mphego

Senior Associate
Brittany  Muller

Brittany Muller

Senior Associate
Shenaaz  Munga

Shenaaz Munga

Senior Associate
Timothy  Mutegi

Timothy Mutegi

Senior Associate
Twapewa  Mwashindange

Twapewa Mwashindange

International Associate (qualified in Namibia)
Amal  Nagia

Amal Nagia

Associate
Priyanka  Naidoo

Priyanka Naidoo

Associate
Duran  Naidoo

Duran Naidoo

Associate
Curtis   Nhliziyo

Curtis Nhliziyo

Associate
Claire  Nolan

Claire Nolan

Associate
Jan  Norval

Jan Norval

Senior Associate
Lindo  Ntuli

Lindo Ntuli

Associate
Themba  Nyembe

Themba Nyembe

Associate
Beverley  Oosthuizen

Beverley Oosthuizen

Senior Associate
Michelle  Pilusa

Michelle Pilusa

Associate
Annalie  Pinch

Annalie Pinch

Principal Associate
Christien  Quinn

Christien Quinn

Senior Associate
Geraldine  Rabe

Geraldine Rabe

Senior Associate
Hlonepho  Ramosoeu

Hlonepho Ramosoeu

Trainee Associate
Jo-Paula  Roman

Jo-Paula Roman

Senior Associate
Dean  Rose

Dean Rose

Senior Associate
Adrian  Roux

Adrian Roux

Senior Associate
Scott  Salusbury

Scott Salusbury

Senior Associate
Kagiso  Scott

Kagiso Scott

Associate
Raeesa   Seedat

Raeesa Seedat

Associate
Thuba  Shange

Thuba Shange

Associate
Zara  Sher

Zara Sher

Senior Associate
Kaylea  Sher-Fisher

Kaylea Sher-Fisher

Senior Associate
Wendy  Shih

Wendy Shih

Senior Associate
Bianca  Siemens

Bianca Siemens

Senior Associate
Jimmy  Simiyu

Jimmy Simiyu

Associate
Bongi  Sindane

Bongi Sindane

Associate
Mihlali  Sitefane

Mihlali Sitefane

Senior Associate
Taryn  Solomon

Taryn Solomon

Senior Associate
Ryan   Sribrath

Ryan Sribrath

Associate
Wim  Steyn

Wim Steyn

Senior Associate
Amy    Strous

Amy Strous

Trainee Associate
Elsabe  Strydom

Elsabe Strydom

Associate
Joseph  Tembe

Joseph Tembe

Associate
Shaaista  Thabit

Shaaista Thabit

Associate
Tayla  Theron

Tayla Theron

Senior Associate
Thato  Tomotomo

Thato Tomotomo

Senior Associate
Ifa   Tshishonge

Ifa Tshishonge

Associate
Gustav  van den Berg

Gustav van den Berg

Senior Associate
Yentl  Viljoen

Yentl Viljoen

Senior Associate
Ilze   Watt

Ilze Watt

Senior Associate
Simon  Weber

Simon Weber

Senior Associate
Zoë  Wein

Zoë Wein

Associate
Steven  Wiener

Steven Wiener

Senior Associate
Cheri  Young

Cheri Young

Associate
Gambu  Zitha

Gambu Zitha

Senior Associate

Other

Ntsiki  Adonisi-Kgame

Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame

Head of department
Daniela  Druker

Daniela Druker

Senior Consultant
Dirk  Engelbrecht

Dirk Engelbrecht

Senior Forensics Manager
Annelie  Giles

Annelie Giles

Tax Manager
Larusha  Hemraj

Larusha Hemraj

Forensics Consultant
Michael   Katz

Michael Katz

Chairman
Candace  Lategan

Candace Lategan

Forensics Consultant
Christopher  Lubbe

Christopher Lubbe

e-discovery manager
Otsile  Matlou

Otsile Matlou

Chief Operating Officer
Megan  McEvoy

Megan McEvoy

Forensics Manager
Lee  Mendelsohn

Lee Mendelsohn

Chief Operating Officer
Seelan  Moonsamy

Seelan Moonsamy

Tax Manager
Nadaraj  Naidoo

Nadaraj Naidoo

Forensics Consultant
Mandisa  Ngomane

Mandisa Ngomane

Tax Manager
Linda  Sheehan

Linda Sheehan

Head of IntelligENS
Feroza  Solomon

Feroza Solomon

Tax Advisor
Lerato  Theletsane

Lerato Theletsane

Forensics Consultant
Annemieke  Van Der Valk

Annemieke Van Der Valk

Business Development Manager
Natasha  Wagiet

Natasha Wagiet

Pro Bono Coordinator
Kinah  Willemse

Kinah Willemse

Forensics Consultant

Articles

Renewable Energy Project Developers Should Pay Closer Attention to Stakeholder Management

In this recent article published in Engineering News, WSG Member Mihlali Sitefane, Senior Associate at ENSafrica, provides insightful information on the importance of renewable energy project developers paying closer attention to stakeholder management to avoid pitfalls.  Renewable energy project developers should pay closer attention to stakeholder management, advises law firm Renewable energy project developers need to prioritise stakeholder management to avoid pitfalls later on, says law firm ENSafrica natural resources and environment senior associate Mihlali Sitefane...

Explaining the Call for Global Tax Reform

Since the G7 meeting on 5 June when the G7 finance ministers announced a global corporation tax of at least 15%, there has been much written and spoken about the new proposed global minimum tax rate. Janet Yellen, the US Treasury Secretary, called the agreement a “historic day for economic diplomacy”. She stated that “for decades, the United States has participated in a self-defeating international tax competition, lowering our corporate tax rates only to watch other nations lower theirs in response”. Based on this agreement, on 1 July, the OECD issued a statement committing each of its countries to a two-pillar plan to reshape the global tax system...

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Press

ENSafrica’s Gaelyn Scott Named one of South Africa’s Top Women in IP

Head of ENSafrica’s IP department Gaelyn Scott is one of only three women in South Africa to have been included in Managing IP’s IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP for 2021/22. The publication recognises senior female IP practitioners in private practice from over 30 jurisdictions who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. Gaelyn is consistently recognised as one of the top trade mark litigators in South Africa. She founded the intellectual property department at ENSafrica twelve years ago and has contributed significantly to its growth to a team of over 50 people and to it quickly becoming a force within the African IP legal market...

ENSafrica Sustains Growth with Expansion of Executive Team

ENSafrica is pleased to announce that the following practitioners in Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa have been promoted to Executive, bolstering our service offerings in these practice areas and jurisdictions: • Jacqui Kaufmann Shipping and Logistics CPT • Joseph Konadu Dispute Resolution ACC • Kathleen Taylor Banking and Finance CPT • Noma Modise Project Development and Project Finance JNB • Patricia Jane Mumuni Corporate Commercial ACC • Rakhee Dullabh Corporate Commercial JNB • Shrivan Dabee Dispute Resolution MRU “Their outstanding achievement is all the more commendable amid the enormous challenges of the past year,” said ENSafrica Chief Executi

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