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The MARC, Tower 1, 129 Rivonia Road, Sandton | Johannesburg | 2196 | South Africa

Main Contacts

Michael  Katz

Michael Katzchairman

Mzi Mgudlwa

Mzi Mgudlwachief executive

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 Alcockexecutive

Carli Aldrich

Carli Aldrichexecutive

Justin Balkin

Justin Balkinexecutive

Darren Band

Darren Bandexecutive

Deon Beachen

Deon Beachenexecutive

Celia Becker

Celia Beckerexecutive

Zeyn Bhyat

Zeyn Bhyatexecutive

Ridwaan Boda

Ridwaan Bodaexecutive

Juanita Broom

Juanita Broomexecutive

Theo Buchler

Theo Buchlerexecutive

Kenny Chiu

Kenny Chiuexecutive

Celeste Coles

Celeste Colesexecutive

Pieter Colyn

Pieter Colynexecutive

Patrick Cronin

Patrick Croninexecutive consultant

Beric  Croome

Beric Croomeexecutive

Alan  Feinstein

Alan Feinsteinexecutive consultant

Miranda Feinstein

Miranda Feinsteinexecutive consultant

Isaac Fenyane

Isaac Fenyaneexecutive

John Ferraz

John Ferrazexecutive

Alex Ferreira

Alex Ferreiraexecutive

Letitia Field

Letitia Fieldexecutive

Rowan Forster

Rowan Forsterexecutive

Tyla Foster

Tyla Fosterexecutive

Nicole Gabryk

Nicole Gabrykexecutive

Mark Garden

Mark Gardenexecutive

Ryan Goodman

Ryan Goodmanexecutive

Wade Graaff

Wade Graaffexecutive

Era Gunning

Era Gunningexecutive

Itayi Gwaunza

Itayi Gwaunzaexecutive

Suemeya Hanif

Suemeya Hanifexecutive

James Haydock

James Haydockexecutive

Ian  Hayes

Ian Hayesexecutive

Sue  Hayes

Sue Hayesexecutive

Suad Jacobs

Suad Jacobsexecutive

Edward James

Edward Jamesexecutive

Doron  Joffe

Doron Joffeexecutive

Sanjay Kassen

Sanjay Kassenexecutive

Jocelyn Katz

Jocelyn Katzexecutive

Muzi Khoza

Muzi Khozaexecutive

Deon Lambert

Deon Lambertexecutive

Peter le Roux

Peter le Rouxexecutive consultant

Willem le Roux

Willem le Rouxexecutive consultant

Sean Lederman

Sean Ledermanexecutive

Tony Lee

Tony Leeexecutive

Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewisexecutive consultant

Natalia Lopes

Natalia Lopesexecutive

Fritz Malan

Fritz Malanexecutive

Kevin Markman

Kevin Markmanexecutive

Dion Masher

Dion Masherexecutive

Senzo Mbatha

Senzo Mbathaexecutive

Ina Meiring

Ina Meiringexecutive

Lebusa Meso

Lebusa Mesoexecutive

Mzi Mgudlwa

Mzi Mgudlwachief executive

Joe Mothibi

Joe Mothibiexecutive

Nicola Nolan

Nicola Nolanexecutive

Gary Oertel

Gary Oertelexecutive

Nzame Qokweni

Nzame Qokweniexecutive

Pippa  Reyburn

Pippa Reyburnexecutive

Pareen Rogers

Pareen Rogersexecutive

Megan Rossouw

Megan Rossouwexecutive

Jason Rusch

Jason Ruschexecutive

Lauren Salt

Lauren Saltexecutive

Craig Saven

Craig Savenexecutive

Aidan Scallan

Aidan Scallanexecutive

Rob Scott

Rob Scottexecutive

Gaelyn Scott

Gaelyn Scottexecutive

Brad Serebro

Brad Serebroexecutive

Sasha Singh

Sasha Singhexecutive

Robyn Stein

Robyn Steinexecutive

Jason Valkin

Jason Valkinexecutive

Len Vorster

Len Vorsterexecutive

Derek Wanblad

Derek Wanbladexecutive

Paul Winer

Paul Winerexecutive


Naa’ilah Abader

Naa’ilah Abadersenior associate

Shivani Ambaram

Shivani Ambaramsenior associate

Nomampondo Banzi

Nomampondo Banzisenior associate

Johann Basson

Johann Bassonsenior associate

Judy Becker

Judy Beckerassociate

Edwin Berman

Edwin Bermansenior associate

Delene Bertasso

Delene Bertassosenior associate

Pierre Botha

Pierre Bothasenior associate

Lee Crisp

Lee Crispassociate

Parusha  Desai Valodia

Parusha Desai Valodiasenior associate

Sabelo Dlamini

Sabelo Dlaminisenior associate

Daniela Druker

Daniela Drukersenior associate

Gerard du Toit

Gerard du Toitsenior associate

Dean du Toit

Dean du Toitsenior associate

Rakhee Dullabh

Rakhee Dullabhsenior associate

Pieter Erasmus

Pieter Erasmussenior associate

Cara Furniss

Cara Furnissassociate

Clementine Gobile

Clementine Gobiletrainee associate

Adam Gordon

Adam Gordonassociate

Olwethu Gusha

Olwethu Gushaassociate

Wil Huang

Wil Huangsenior associate

Hendrik Hugo

Hendrik Hugoassociate

Devon Jenkins

Devon Jenkinsassociate

Robyn Kantor

Robyn Kantorsenior associate

Jayson  Kent

Jayson Kentsenior associate

Kathryn Kotze

Kathryn Kotzesenior associate

Sazi Madlala

Sazi Madlalaassociate

Mpho Manyala

Mpho Manyalasenior associate

Lameez Mayat

Lameez Mayatassociate

Aziza Mdee

Aziza Mdeesenior associate

Andi Michalow

Andi Michalowassociate

Boris Mnyandu

Boris Mnyanduassociate

Noma Modise

Noma Modisesenior associate

Tumi Modubu

Tumi Modubusenior associate

Klaas Mphego

Klaas Mphegoassociate

Shenaaz Munga

Shenaaz Mungaassociate

Samera Naidoo

Samera Naidooassociate

Yash Naidoo

Yash Naidooassociate

Amanda Nielsen

Amanda Nielsensenior associate

Rhulani Nkomo

Rhulani Nkomosenior associate

Jan Norval

Jan Norvalsenior associate

Beverley Oosthuizen

Beverley Oosthuizensenior associate

Carine Pick

Carine Picksenior associate

Meldah Pilusa

Meldah Pilusaassociate

Tanith Robertson

Tanith Robertsonsenior associate

Jonathon Saville

Jonathon Savillesenior associate

Nikhil Sham

Nikhil Shamassociate

Zara Sher

Zara Sherassociate

Wendy Shih

Wendy Shihsenior associate

Metumo Shilongo

Metumo Shilongosenior associate

Andani Siwisa

Andani Siwisasenior associate

Darren Smith

Darren Smithsenior associate

Tayla Theron

Tayla Theronassociate

Kyle Toner

Kyle Tonerassociate

Tomiwa Toriola

Tomiwa Toriolasenior associate

Nkosi Tshabalala

Nkosi Tshabalalasenior associate

Kirsty van den Bergh

Kirsty van den Berghsenior associate

Simon Weber

Simon Weberassociate

Steven Wiener

Steven Wienersenior associate

Tyron Willey

Tyron Willeyassociate


Denny Da Silva

Denny Da Silvatax manager

Andisiwe Diba

Andisiwe Dibaforensics manager

Dirk Engelbrecht

Dirk Engelbrechtforensic consultant

Annelie Giles

Annelie Gilestax manager

Michael  Katz

Michael Katzchairman

Otsile Matlou

Otsile Matlouchief operating officer

Lee Mendelsohn

Lee Mendelsohnchief operating officer

Mandisa Ngomane

Mandisa Ngomanetax manager

Nonhlanhla Sibiya

Nonhlanhla Sibiyatax consultant

Limahl Sukhlal

Limahl Sukhlaltax consultant


Time is of the Essence … Procedurally Speaking
ENSafrica, May 2019

Dismissals for misconduct are required to be for a fair reason and in accordance with a fair procedure. A fair procedure entails that disciplinary action be taken within a reasonable period of time.   In the recent decision inStokwe v Member of the Executive Council: Department of Education, the South African Constitutional Court highlighted this procedural requirement that disciplinary action must be taken within a reasonable period of time. This is because the Labour Relations Act, 1995 espouses the speedy resolution of labour disputes...

Five Easy Steps to POPI Compliance
ENSafrica, May 2019

  The enactment of the General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) in the EU last year and the imminent proclamation of the effective date of South Africa’s own data privacy legislation, the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPI”), has been the cause of disquiet for many organisations’ directors and compliance officers. Stricter data privacy legislation demands that organisations implement strict data processing standards to ensure the privacy and security of personal information...

All articles submitted by ENSafrica


ENSafrica’s Dispute Resolution Department Expands with Appointment of New Executive
ENSafrica, September 2018

ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of accomplished dispute resolution lawyer, Aslam Moosajee, as an executive who will be based in the firm’s Johannesburg office. Aslam is ranked as a top dispute resolution lawyer by the Legal 500 and Chambers Global Guide, who describe him as “widely respected for his long-standing expertise in an array of contentious disputes in the banking and finance sector. Sources acknowledge him to be a ‘very sound litigator’ who ‘services his clients well.’" Aslam is an expert in commercial and financial litigation, as well as constitutional and administrative law, arbitrations and mediations...

Arabella Bennett returns to ENSafrica’s banking and finance practice
ENSafrica, August 2018

ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, has appointed Arabella Bennett as an executive consultant in our top-tier banking and finance department in Cape Town. Arabella, who was an executive at the firm until 2014, has over 15 years’ experience and is a specialist in pension law, collective investments, insurance and reinsurance transactions, regulatory work and local and cross-border structured debt and hybrid debt transactions. She has advised retailers on offerings regulated in the e-banking and insurance sectors, as well as on credit-rated preference share transactions...

All press submitted by ENSafrica

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