ENSafrica

Legal Services | South Africa
tel: +27 11 269 7600 | fax: +27 10 596 3176
The Marc, Tower 1, 129 Rivonia Rd., Sandton | Johannesburg | 2196 | South Africa

Overview

"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.

Year this Office was Established: 1812
Lawyers Worldwide: 500

Notable

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Director

Executive

Kaanit  Abarder

Kaanit Abarder

Executive
Armando   Aguiar

Armando Aguiar

Executive
Ross  Alcock

Ross Alcock

Executive
Carli  Aldrich

Carli Aldrich

Executive
Mark  Badenhorst

Mark Badenhorst

Executive
Justin  Balkin

Justin Balkin

Executive
Darren  Band

Darren Band

Executive
Johann  Basson

Johann Basson

Executive
Celia  Becker

Celia Becker

Executive
Zeyn  Bhyat

Zeyn Bhyat

Executive
Lizél  Blignaut

Lizél Blignaut

Executive
Ridwaan  Boda

Ridwaan Boda

Executive
Anina  Boshoff

Anina Boshoff

Executive
James  Brand

James Brand

Executive
Esti  Brand

Esti Brand

Executive
Jens  Brodbeck

Jens Brodbeck

Executive
Juanita  Broom

Juanita Broom

Executive
Arnaaz  Camay

Arnaaz Camay

Executive
Derushka  Chetty

Derushka Chetty

Executive
Sanushka  Chetty

Sanushka Chetty

Executive
Kenny  Chiu

Kenny Chiu

Executive
Tracy  Cohen

Tracy Cohen

Executive
Celeste  Coles

Celeste Coles

Executive
Pieter  Colyn

Pieter Colyn

Executive
Peter   Dachs

Peter Dachs

Executive
Cheván  Daniels

Cheván Daniels

Executive
Lavina  Daya

Lavina Daya

Executive
Charles  de Wet

Charles de Wet

Executive
Gerard  du Toit

Gerard du Toit

Executive
Gerhardt  Ehlers

Gerhardt Ehlers

Executive
Edwin  Ellis

Edwin Ellis

Executive
André  Erasmus

André Erasmus

Executive
Piet  Faber

Piet Faber

Executive Consultant
Miranda  Feinstein

Miranda Feinstein

Executive Consultant
Isaac  Fenyane

Isaac Fenyane

Executive
John  Ferraz

John Ferraz

Executive
Alex  Ferreira

Alex Ferreira

Executive
Letitia  Field

Letitia Field

Executive
Jeffrey  Flax

Jeffrey Flax

Executive Consultant
Tyla  Foster

Tyla Foster

Executive
Robert  Gad

Robert Gad

Executive
Cecil  Gelbart

Cecil Gelbart

Executive Consultant
Philip  Geromont

Philip Geromont

Executive
Carmen  Gers

Carmen Gers

Executive
Annelie  Giles

Annelie Giles

Executive
Roy  Gillespie

Roy Gillespie

Executive
Ryan  Goodman

Ryan Goodman

Executive
Wade  Graaff

Wade Graaff

Executive
Clifford  Green

Clifford Green

Executive
Era  Gunning

Era Gunning

Executive
Itayi  Gwaunza

Itayi Gwaunza

Executive
Suemeya  Hanif

Suemeya Hanif

Executive
Stuart  Harrison

Stuart Harrison

Executive
James  Haydock

James Haydock

Executive
Sue   Hayes

Sue Hayes

Executive
Lawrence  Helman

Lawrence Helman

Executive
Lee-Ann  Hopley

Lee-Ann Hopley

Executive
Dale  Hutchison

Dale Hutchison

Executive
Suad  Jacobs

Suad Jacobs

Executive
Doron   Joffe

Doron Joffe

Executive
Audrey  Johnson

Audrey Johnson

Executive
Sanjay  Kassen

Sanjay Kassen

Executive
Leonard  Katz

Leonard Katz

Executive
Jocelyn  Katz

Jocelyn Katz

Executive
Jacqui  Kaufmann

Jacqui Kaufmann

Executive
Manchadi  Kekana

Manchadi Kekana

Executive
Muzi  Khoza

Muzi Khoza

Executive
Deon  Lambert

Deon Lambert

Executive
Eric  le Grange

Eric le Grange

Executive
Willem  le Roux

Willem le Roux

Executive Consultant
Peter  le Roux

Peter le Roux

Executive Consultant
Sean  Lederman

Sean Lederman

Executive
Stephen  Levetan

Stephen Levetan

Executive Consultant
Stephen  Lewis

Stephen Lewis

Executive Consultant
Natalia  Lopes

Natalia Lopes

Executive
Johan  Loubser

Johan Loubser

Executive
Gabi   Mailula

Gabi Mailula

Executive
Ntlhane  Makena

Ntlhane Makena

Executive
Fritz  Malan

Fritz Malan

Executive
Govan  Manuel

Govan Manuel

Executive
Monique  Maree

Monique Maree

Executive
Kevin  Markman

Kevin Markman

Executive
Dion  Masher

Dion Masher

Executive
Senzo  Mbatha

Senzo Mbatha

Executive
Aziza  Mdee

Aziza Mdee

Executive
Lisa  Melis

Lisa Melis

Executive
Lebusa  Meso

Lebusa Meso

Executive
Mzi  Mgudlwa

Mzi Mgudlwa

Chief Executive
Noma  Modise

Noma Modise

Executive
Tumi  Modubu

Tumi Modubu

Executive
Douglas  Molepo

Douglas Molepo

Executive
Aslam  Moosajee

Aslam Moosajee

Executive
Liézal  Mostert

Liézal Mostert

Executive
Joe  Mothibi

Joe Mothibi

Executive
Shenaaz  Munga

Shenaaz Munga

Executive
Andries  Myburgh

Andries Myburgh

Executive
Isaivan  Naidoo

Isaivan Naidoo

Executive
Jan  Norval

Jan Norval

Executive
Chris   Ntuta

Chris Ntuta

Executive
Gary  Oertel

Gary Oertel

Executive
Mansoor  Parker

Mansoor Parker

Executive
Brian   Patterson

Brian Patterson

Executive
Lauren  Petersen

Lauren Petersen

Executive
Steven   Powell

Steven Powell

Executive
Koos   Pretorius

Koos Pretorius

Executive
Pippa   Reyburn

Pippa Reyburn

Executive
Altair  Richards

Altair Richards

Executive
Pareen  Rogers

Pareen Rogers

Executive
Henry  Rossouw

Henry Rossouw

Executive
Roger  Rudolph

Roger Rudolph

Executive
Lauren  Salt

Lauren Salt

Executive
Craig  Saven

Craig Saven

Executive
Aidan  Scallan

Aidan Scallan

Executive
Fritz  Schulz

Fritz Schulz

Executive
Gaelyn  Scott

Gaelyn Scott

Executive
Rob  Scott

Rob Scott

Executive
Leigh  Sedice

Leigh Sedice

Executive
HB  Senekal

HB Senekal

Executive
Brad  Serebro

Brad Serebro

Executive
Zara  Sher

Zara Sher

Executive
Balindile  Shezi

Balindile Shezi

Executive
Sasha  Singh

Sasha Singh

Executive
Nicolette  Smit

Nicolette Smit

Executive
Magda  Snyckers

Magda Snyckers

Executive
Alida  Spies

Alida Spies

Executive Consultant
Waldo  Steyn

Waldo Steyn

Executive
Andre  Symington

Andre Symington

Executive
Alex  Taylor

Alex Taylor

Executive
Thato  Tomotomo

Thato Tomotomo

Executive
Michael  Tucker

Michael Tucker

Executive
Jason  Valkin

Jason Valkin

Executive
Yana   van Leeve

Yana van Leeve

Executive
Tracy  van Wyk

Tracy van Wyk

Executive
Len  Vorster

Len Vorster

Executive
Derek  Wanblad

Derek Wanblad

Executive
Simon  Weber

Simon Weber

Executive
Hermann  Wessels

Hermann Wessels

Executive
Steven  Wiener

Steven Wiener

Executive
Paul  Winer

Paul Winer

Executive
Cecil  Wulfsohn

Cecil Wulfsohn

Executive
John  Zieff

John Zieff

Executive

Associate

Leahandra  Bailey

Leahandra Bailey

Senior Associate
Nomampondo  Banzi

Nomampondo Banzi

Senior Associate
Jenna  Batt

Jenna Batt

Senior Associate
Cindy-Lee  Bekeer

Cindy-Lee Bekeer

Senior Associate
Delene  Bertasso

Delene Bertasso

Senior Associate
Zaid   Bhayat

Zaid Bhayat

Associate
Nikhil  Bhogal

Nikhil Bhogal

Senior Associate
Samantha  Bonato

Samantha Bonato

Senior Associate
Nils  Braatvedt

Nils Braatvedt

Senior Associate
Joshua  Broll

Joshua Broll

Senior Associate
Arshaad  Carim

Arshaad Carim

Senior Associate
Kayla    Casillo

Kayla Casillo

Senior Associate
Faith  Chebet

Faith Chebet

Senior Associate
Michelle  Clague

Michelle Clague

Associate
Gerry   Comninos

Gerry Comninos

Senior Associate
Jade  Courtney

Jade Courtney

Senior Associate
Emile   Cronje

Emile Cronje

Senior Associate
Talia  Cullinan

Talia Cullinan

Associate
Lauren  Davids

Lauren Davids

Senior Associate
Joshua  Davis

Joshua Davis

Associate
Jessica  de Kock

Jessica de Kock

Associate
Nikita  Deib

Nikita Deib

Associate
Parusha   Desai Valodia

Parusha Desai Valodia

Senior Associate
Dr. Bernard   Dippenaar

Dr. Bernard Dippenaar

Senior Associate
Sphiwe  Dlamini

Sphiwe Dlamini

Associate
Jean  du Toit

Jean du Toit

Senior Associate
Wonderboy    Frank

Wonderboy Frank

Associate
Jessie   Gertzen

Jessie Gertzen

Associate
Atlegang  Govuza

Atlegang Govuza

Associate
Helena  Graham

Helena Graham

Associate
Luciano  Heneke

Luciano Heneke

Associate
Wil  Huang

Wil Huang

Senior Associate
Hendrik  Hugo

Hendrik Hugo

Senior Associate
Darryn  Jacobus

Darryn Jacobus

Senior Associate
Tevin  Jones

Tevin Jones

Associate
Andrew  Keightley-Smith

Andrew Keightley-Smith

Senior Associate
Lara   Keil

Lara Keil

Trainee Associate
Tebogo  Kganane

Tebogo Kganane

Associate
Jenny  Klein

Jenny Klein

Principal Associate
Danielle  Laubscher

Danielle Laubscher

Senior Associate
Zinzi   Lawrence

Zinzi Lawrence

Senior Associate
Madison  Liebmann

Madison Liebmann

Senior Associate
Hayley  Lyle

Hayley Lyle

Associate
Sazi  Madlala

Sazi Madlala

Senior Associate
Themba  Maduna

Themba Maduna

Associate
Silindokuhle  Magagula

Silindokuhle Magagula

Senior Associate
Naledi  Magomola

Naledi Magomola

Associate
Orita  Maharaj

Orita Maharaj

Senior Associate
Chiraag  Maharaj

Chiraag Maharaj

Associate
Linda  Mahlangu

Linda Mahlangu

Senior Associate
Lerato  Mahlo

Lerato Mahlo

Associate
Sonam  Mansingh

Sonam Mansingh

Associate
Abrianne  Marais

Abrianne Marais

Senior Associate
David  Marais

David Marais

Senior Associate
Thato  Maruapula

Thato Maruapula

Associate
Carol  Masego Makutu

Carol Masego Makutu

Senior Associate
Brenda  Matu

Brenda Matu

Senior Associate
Lameez  Mayet

Lameez Mayet

Senior Associate
Stephan  Minne

Stephan Minne

Associate
Fiona   Monteiro (Cowley)

Fiona Monteiro (Cowley)

Senior Associate
Dalene  Moodley

Dalene Moodley

Associate
Shivani  Moodley

Shivani Moodley

Senior Associate
Gosego  Moroka

Gosego Moroka

Associate
Muhammed  Moti

Muhammed Moti

Associate
Brian  Motloung

Brian Motloung

Associate
Klaas  Mphego

Klaas Mphego

Senior Associate
Refilwe  Mphego

Refilwe Mphego

Senior Associate
Brittany  Muller

Brittany Muller

Senior Associate
Timothy  Mutegi

Timothy Mutegi

Senior Associate
Patricia  Muthelo

Patricia Muthelo

Senior Associate
Luxolo   Muthwa

Luxolo Muthwa

Associate
Priyanka  Naidoo

Priyanka Naidoo

Senior Associate
Mbali  Nene

Mbali Nene

Associate
Curtis   Nhliziyo

Curtis Nhliziyo

Senior Associate
Naledi  Nkosi

Naledi Nkosi

Associate
Claire  Nolan

Claire Nolan

Associate
Bianca  Nolan

Bianca Nolan

Senior Associate
Thina   Ntsaluba

Thina Ntsaluba

Associate
Lindo  Ntuli

Lindo Ntuli

Associate
Fathima  Omar

Fathima Omar

Associate
Belinda  Ongong'a

Belinda Ongong'a

Senior Associate
Clinton   Pavlovic

Clinton Pavlovic

Senior Associate
Dorencia   Pillay

Dorencia Pillay

Senior Associate
Michelle  Pilusa

Michelle Pilusa

Associate
Luis   Pita

Luis Pita

Associate
Anika   Potgieter

Anika Potgieter

Associate
Christien  Quinn

Christien Quinn

Senior Associate
Geraldine  Rabe

Geraldine Rabe

Senior Associate
Lesego  Ralekoa

Lesego Ralekoa

Associate
Naledi   Ramoabi

Naledi Ramoabi

Trainee Associate
Jo-Paula  Roman

Jo-Paula Roman

Senior Associate
Adrian  Roux

Adrian Roux

Senior Associate
Scott  Salusbury

Scott Salusbury

Senior Associate
Raeesa   Seedat

Raeesa Seedat

Senior Associate
Thuba  Shange

Thuba Shange

Associate
Wendy  Shih

Wendy Shih

Senior Associate
Mbali  Sibanda

Mbali Sibanda

Senior Associate
Jimmy  Simiyu

Jimmy Simiyu

Senior Associate
Taryn  Solomon

Taryn Solomon

Principal Associate
Ryan   Sribrath

Ryan Sribrath

Associate
Wim  Steyn

Wim Steyn

Senior Associate
Amy    Strous

Amy Strous

Associate
Elsabe  Strydom

Elsabe Strydom

Associate
Shaaista  Tayob

Shaaista Tayob

Associate
Joseph  Tembe

Joseph Tembe

Associate
Tayla  Theron

Tayla Theron

Senior Associate
Gustav  van den Berg

Gustav van den Berg

Senior Associate
Hassan  van Wyk

Hassan van Wyk

Senior Associate
Kim   Vova

Kim Vova

Associate
Cheri  Young

Cheri Young

Senior Associate
Siobhan  Zeiler

Siobhan Zeiler

Associate
Gambu  Zitha

Gambu Zitha

Senior Associate

Other

Irfaan  Bhayat

Irfaan Bhayat

Consultant
Daniela  Druker

Daniela Druker

Senior Consultant
Larusha  Hemraj

Larusha Hemraj

Forensics Consultant
Robyn  Kantor

Robyn Kantor

Tax Manager
Michael   Katz

Michael Katz

Chairman
Candace  Lategan

Candace Lategan

Forensics Manager
Christopher  Lubbe

Christopher Lubbe

e-discovery manager
Otsile  Matlou

Otsile Matlou

Chief Operating Officer
Megan  McEvoy

Megan McEvoy

Forensics Manager
Lee  Mendelsohn

Lee Mendelsohn

Chief Operating Officer
Hape  Mokhatla

Hape Mokhatla

Marketing Specialist
Tiisetso  Molotsi

Tiisetso Molotsi

Marketing Assistant
Seelan  Moonsamy

Seelan Moonsamy

Tax Manager
Tsholofelo  Mvemve

Tsholofelo Mvemve

Pro Bono Coordinator
Nadaraj  Naidoo

Nadaraj Naidoo

Forensics Manager
Thabiso    Sefara

Thabiso Sefara

Pro Bono Coordinator
Linda  Sheehan

Linda Sheehan

Head of IntelligENS
Feroza  Solomon

Feroza Solomon

Tax Advisor
Annemieke  Van Der Valk

Annemieke Van Der Valk

Business Development Manager
Natasha  Wagiet

Natasha Wagiet

Pro Bono Manager
Ntando  Ximba

Ntando Ximba

Communications Specialist

Articles

Data security breach: Information Regulator takes action against Department of Justice

On 10 May 2023, theInformation Regulator(the “Regulator”), an independent body established to monitor and enforce compliance by public and private bodies with the provisions of the promotion of access to information act, 2000 and the protection of personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA”) announced that it had issued anEnforcement Noticeto the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (“theDepartment”) in terms of POPIA on 9 May 2023. In September 2021 the Department suffered a security compromise as a result of security weaknesses in its IT systems...

Wearing Prada in the Metaverse: Legal considerations in the metaverse marketplace

Have you ever browsed one of your favourite online retail platforms and noticed an entirely new clothing collection launched by the brand for your metaverse avatar? In February of this year, we stumbled upon Zara’s Valentine’s Tale range. The collection comprised 22 digital assets which included necklaces, earrings, rings and bags that could be purchased for your avatar through Zepeto, which is Asia’s largest metaverse platform. As part of the metaverse, Zara specifically designed 9 avatars to be the face of the Valentine’s Tale campaign...

VIEW ALL ENSafrica Articles

Press

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

VIEW ALL ENSafrica Press
dots