Law Firm of Choice in Africa
ENSafrica, the world-class law firm made up of people in Africa working for Africa, has positioned itself as the partner of choice for investors anywhere in the continent. The firm operates across Africa. In January 2013 ENSafrica merged with a local Ugandan firm Synergy Solicitors & Advocates, to open offices in Uganda.
With more than 600 practitioners across the continent, ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm. It has been ranked by Chambers and Partners Global Guide as a leading law firm for various jurisdictions across Africa, and a number of the firm’s core practice areas are rated in the top tier. ENSafrica has specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.
Donald Nyakairu, Managing Partner of ENSafrica Uganda, explains why the firm is the ideal partner for foreign investors. He says, “ENSafrica understands African markets as well as the political, cultural, linguistic and regulatory contexts of African countries. Whether dealing with the complexity of a multi-jurisdictional project, or the establishment of a start-up business in one African country, ENSafrica’s localized experience and expertise ensures that clients obtain the benefit of scale and scope when doing business in Africa.”
One Firm | One Team
Mr. Nyakairu points out that what sets ENSafrica apart from other law firms is its “one firm | one team” approach. Instead of practitioners doing a client’s work across a range of disciplines, ENSafrica has developed specialized teams of practitioners who dedicate themselves to building their experience and expertise in one particular area of law. By integrating these numerous skill sets into one cohesive team, the firm is able to provide clients with cost-effective, turn-key solutions.
ENSafrica is also fully integrated across African borders, which means it can offer clients high-quality, cost-effective legal advice wherever they choose to do business on the continent. The firm has specialists in the English, French and OHADA legal systems as well as attorneys who speak French, English, Portuguese, Mandarin and Cantonese. ENSafrica ensures that work is done in the most appropriate country for each aspect of a transaction, making ENSafrica the African law firm of choice for cross-border legal advice.
“What differentiates our offering is that we provide our clients, including international law firms, with a level of quality and skill that is not always easy to find across Africa, and our services are cost-effective,” says ENSafrica chairman Michael Katz. He adds, “We operate in Africa for Africa.”