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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

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

Priya Emerith

Priya Emerithassociate


Valentine Mayer

Valentine Mayerbarrister | associate


Yanni Ramsohok

Yanni Ramsohokassociate | China practice group

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

An IP Toy Story
ENSafrica, September 2018

IP plays an extremely significant role in the world of toys, as a number of news reports have made very clear. We’ve recently heard that a trade mark dispute involving Hasbro and DC Comics has been settled in a New York court. In this case, Hasbro, the owner of a trade mark registration for Bumblebee (the name of aTransformerscharacter), had sued DC Comics for trade mark infringement as a result of that company’s use of the name Bumblebee for a teenage girl superhero...

Bill Amending the South African Insolvency Act on OTC Derivatives Published for Comment
ENSafrica, September 2018

As we have written in a number of previous articles1, National Treasury, together with the Prudential Authority and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, has recently rolled out various pieces of legislation to bring South Africa closer to compliance with its G20 commitment to regulate over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives in South Africa. Detailed requirements are now being harmonised, including through proposed amendments to existing legislation...

All articles submitted by ENSafrica

Press

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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