ENSafrica (Durban, )


Law Firm in Durban, South Africa
+27 31 301 9340
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About This Firm

About This Firm
who is ENSafrica

ENSafrica is Africa's largest law firm. The firm benchmarks itself according to international standards whilst retaining a uniquely African focus, and advises clients wherever they may choose to do business on the continent.

ENSafrica has approximately 550 practitioners and was established over 100 years ago, making it one of the oldest full-service law firms in Africa. The firm has a breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.

in Africa | for Africa

ENSafrica has established offices in and a growing footprint throughout Africa. The firm's unwavering commitment to being in Africa | for Africa as a fully integrated firm, and its goal of delivering world-class business advice on the continent, has resulted in unprecedented growth and an extensive client offering.

Doing business in Africa can pose unique problems and it is ENSafrica's understanding of the political, cultural, linguistic and regulatory contexts spanning the various countries in Africa that sets it apart. Whether dealing with the complexity of a multi-jurisdictional project, or the establishment of a start-up business in one African country, it is essential to have localised and relevant experience and expertise in order to fully capitalise on the opportunities available as well as circumnavigate any pitfalls. Being on the ground in Africa enables the firm to offer clients cost-effective legal advice.

The firm also has transactional experience in Anglophone and Francophone countries, having a number of practitioners qualified in English law, as well as practitioners who are qualified to practise French and OHADA law (the legal system used for business by 17 nations in West and Central Africa). In addition, the firm's Portuguese-speaking lawyers assist clients when doing business in Angola and Mozambique.

one firm | one team

The key to the firm's success and its differentiator in the market is that its offices do not collaborate by means of a network, an alliance or a "Swiss Verein". ENSafrica's offices are fully integrated and operate as one firm. This means that ENSafrica offers a service that is markedly different by offering clients on-the-ground expertise with local experience in various African countries, and the comfort and ease of dealing with one firm.

Instead of practitioners doing a client's work across a range of disciplines, ENSafrica has specialised teams, each comprising of practitioners dedicated to building their experience and expertise in one particular area of law. As a result, work is always done by the person who can do it the best.

Irrespective of how many business areas a transaction spans, work is done not only at the right level, but also by the person most qualified to give advice. This means that clients have the benefit of deep expertise, fast turnaround times, cost-effective advice and access to specialised advice whenever, and wherever, they need it.


ENSafrica is rated as a Leading Law Firm by various publications, including Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2013, IFLR1000 2013 and Legal 500 2013.

"(ENSafrica) has been commended for its great technical knowledge and brilliant turnaround times." "A top-tier firm." "The accessibility couldn't be better, and they're very hard-working people." "An absolutely outstanding firm." "Customer service is excellent, and the advice is practical."- Chambers and Partners Global Guide

"(ENSafrica is) a good firm with a great client base." "It attracts international client work and in big transactions you see these guys. They've shown over the years that they deserve to be among the top tier." "There are excellent lawyers in the firm." - IFLR1000

"(ENSafrica) always 'adds value to a transaction'. 'Top-class professionals' show 'seasoned judgement' and 'great instinct'. (The firm) provides 'excellent, commercially savvy advice', 'clarity of thought' and 'unsurpassed industry knowledge'. A go-to adviser." - Legal 500

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Advertising and ASA
  • Anti-Bribery Compliance
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Anti-Trust/Competition
  • Asset Finance
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Black Economic Empowerment
  • Capital Markets
  • Collective Investment Schemes
  • Commercial Intellectual Property
  • Constitutional
  • Construction
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Commercial
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Tax
  • Designs
  • Domain Names
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Incentives
  • Employee Tax
  • Employment
  • ENS Africa
  • ENS China
  • Environment
  • Estates and Estate Planning
  • Fishing and Marine Resources
  • Forensics
  • Franchising
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
  • Human Capital
  • Immigration
  • Indirect Tax
  • Insolvency, Business Rescue and Debt Recovery
  • Insurance
  • Integrated Employment Solutions
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Tax
  • International Trade
  • IP Valuations
  • ISE / SRP / Regulatory
  • Licensing
  • Litigation / Dispute Resolution
  • Medical Schemes
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mine and Occupational Health and Safety
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources and Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Patents
  • Pension and Provident Funds
  • Plant Breeders' Rights
  • Private Equity
  • Pro Bono
  • Projects and Project Finance
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Public Procurement
  • Real Estate / Property
  • Retail
  • Shipping and Logistics
  • Structured Finance
  • Swaps and Derivatives
  • Tax
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Trade Marks
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Watch Service

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Abbott Laboratories; Allan Gray; AON; AREVA; Barclays Bank; Barloworld; Bayer; BHP Billiton; Biocon; Blackstone; Boehringer Ingelheim; BP; British Airways; British American Tobacco; Cargill; Caterpillar; Citigroup; Coca-Cola; Coronation; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Diebolt; DHL; EDF; Element Six; Estée Lauder; Geopost; General Electric; Group Five; HSBC; Itochu; JPMorgan; Lafarge; Macquarie Bank; Merrill Lynch; Mitsubishi; Morgan Stanley; Neotel; Novartis; Ranbaxy Laboratories; Roche; Sanofi Aventis; Shell; Siemens; Sun International; Standard Chartered Bank; Tata; The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy; The UB Group; Toyota; UBS; UTI International; Virgin Group and Xerox.
SA giants;
2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee / SAFA; ABSA; Afripalm; Alexander Forbes; Altech Autopage Cellular; Altech Group; Altron Group; Anglo American; ArcelorMittal; Bidvest; Blue Label Investments; Bravura Equity Services; British American Tobacco; Capricorn Capital Partners; Catalyst; CEF / IGAS; City of Cape Town; City of Windhoek; Clicks; Comair; Coronation; County Fair Foods; Discovery; Distell; Dorbyl; Eskom; E-TV; Fincor Leasing; FirstRand; Foschini; Franki Africa; General Optical Company; Glenrand MIB; Gold Fields; Gold Reef Casino Resorts; Government Employees Pension Fund; Highveld Steel & Vanadium Corporation; HMI Healthcare Corporation; HCI; Imperial Holdings; Industrial Development Corporation; Investec; JSE; Kumba Iron Ore; Land Bank; Lewis Stores; Liberty; Massmart; Media24; MTN; Mutual & Federal Insurance Company; Mvelaphanda; Nampak; Nedbank; New Africa Investments; Nozala Investments; Old Mutual; Pallinghurst; Pepkor; PetroSA; Pick n Pay; Primedia; PIC; Regent House; Road Accident Fund; Safmarine; Sanlam; Sanlam Life; Santam; Sasol; Seardel Investment Corporation; SNO Telecommunications; South Africa's National Government (Treasury); South African Broadcasting Corporation; Standard Bank; Sun International; Super Group; Tenix; Transnet; Trencor; Tiger Brands; Truworths International; Vukile; Women's Investment Portfolio Holdings and Woolworths.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3052,
Durban 4000
South Africa
Firm Address
1 Richefond Circle, Ridgeside Office Park, Umhlanga,
Durban 4320
South Africa
+27 31 301 9340
+27 31 301 9343
Other Offices
Other Offices
Cape Town Office
Loop Street, Foreshore, Cape Town , South Africa
Stellenbosch Office
97 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch , South Africa
Johannesburg Office
150 West Street, Sandton, Johannesburg , South Africa
Bujumbura Office
, Bujumbura , Burundi
Kigali Office
Kiyovu rue des Parcs no. 6, Kigali , Rwanda
Kampala Office
23 Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero, Kampala , Uganda
Burundi, Bujumbura Office: P.O. Box 6546. Telephone: +25 77 896 1943.
Cape Town, South Africa Office: 1 North Wharf Square, Loop Street, Foreshore, 8001. Telephone: +27 21 410 2500. Fax: +27 21 410 2555.
Johannesburg, South Africa Office: 150 West Street, Sandton, 2196. Telephone: +27 11 269 7600. Fax: +27 11 269 7899.
Kampala, Uganda Office: 6th Floor, Solitz House, 23 Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero. Telephone: +256 31 222 5500.
Kigali, Rwanda Office: Kiyovu rue des Parcs no. 6. Telephone: +250 252 570 672. Fax: +250 252 574 042.
Stellenbosch, South Africa Office: La Gratitude, 97 Dorp Street. Telephone: +2721 808 6620. Fax: +2721 808 6633.