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...
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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.
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: 500
Languages: English and French
Areas of Practice
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...
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