South Africa

The MARC Tower 1
129 Rivonia Road, Sandton
Johannesburg, 2196
South Africa

+27 11 269 7600

ChairmanMichael Katz


Chief ExecutiveMzi Mgudlwa


  • More than 600 practitioners
  • Over 200 years’ experience
  • Presence in South, West and East Africa
  • +40 languages

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 our client’s risk profile, preferences and pricing structures. Our specialist divisions include Africa regulatory and business intelligence, Asia, tax and IP. In addition, our artificial intelligence division is able to provide 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 our client’s investments in relation to all commercial areas of law, tax, IP and fiduciary.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Finance
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance and funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance
  • Tax
  • Trade finance

Corporate M&A

Doron Joffe and Julius Oosthuizen

djoffe@ENSafrica.com and joosthuizen@ensafrica.com


Banking Finance 

Roger Rudolph



Project Finance and Project Finance

Eric le Grange



Advised a group of 14 South African financial institutions in the recovery of ZAR22-billion owed by the Steinhoff Group.


Assisted with the acquisition of a mining company in the USA by a major South African gold producer. 


Disposal of operations in nine African countries by a global energy giant.


Assisted with the divestment through the sell down of a British multinational investment bank’s shareholding. 


Assisted with the buyout of a Moroccan insurance company operating in 33 countries across Africa, Europe and the Middle East by a financial conglomerate. 

  • Banking
  • Development finance institutions
  • Financial services
  • Funds and investment management
  • Government and state-owned companies
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Retirement funds
  • Technology and telecommunications, including FinTech
  • Utilities

Cape Town
Port Louis
Walvis Bay