Seasoned Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyer Joins ENSafrica

May, 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa

ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, has appointed technology, media and telecommunications (“TMT”) law specialist Wilmari Strachan as a director in its TMT practice in South Africa.

Strachan has 15 years’ experience, and specialises in information and communications technology (“ICT”) law, including the related technical, commercial, compliance, business, customer and performance management aspects. She has a special interest in telecommunications, internet and e-commerce law, as well as software and application (“app”) development.

As the previous head of legal services at a major South African telecommunications company, Strachan has extensive experience in, and a deep understanding of, the technology, internet and telecommunications legislative and regulatory environment.

Head of ENSafrica’s TMT team, Ridwaan Boda, said: “The TMT sphere is in constant flux, and Wilmari’s in-depth experience in the legislative and compliance aspects of TMT, coupled with her vast insight into the operational requirements of the TMT business, give her a holistic approach that will be of great benefit to our clients, helping them to navigate the legal complexities involved in this ever-changing market.”

Strachan’s expertise also extends to the unique regulatory and licensing aspects of M&A transactions in the telecommunications industry.

“This specialist expertise enables Wilmari to advise clients on structuring such M&A transactions in a manner that ensures the expeditious transfer of business, which we believe will be of immense value to our clients,” said Doron Joffe, co-head of ENSafrica’s corporate commercial department.

Mzi Mgudlwa, chief executive of ENSafrica, added: “Wilmari will be a valuable asset to the TMT team and to the firm as a whole, and her appointment is in line with our commitment to provide our clients with a deeply specialised service to meet their legal requirements throughout Africa.”

ENSafrica has over 600 practitioners in 15 offices on the continent, in Ghana, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.