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"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.

Lawyers Worldwide: 500


Areas of Practice




Kara  Barnard

Kara Barnard

Senior Associate
Angelique  Barroso Cordier

Angelique Barroso Cordier

Senior Associate
Mia  Beavon

Mia Beavon

Senior Associate
Fae  Hassan

Fae Hassan

Senior Associate
Ayesha  Khan

Ayesha Khan

Ferosa  Kirsten

Ferosa Kirsten

Hayley  Lyle

Hayley Lyle

Bibi  Motala

Bibi Motala

Carmen  Schoon

Carmen Schoon

Senior Associate


Jodi  Coxwell

Jodi Coxwell

Off-Site Consultant


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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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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