With over 600 specialist practitioners, ENSafrica has the capacity to deliver on the business requirements of entrepreneurs and corporates across industries and the African continent. We are able to leverage our resources to deliver legal solutions that suit our clients’ pricing preferences and timeframes.
ENSafrica is recognised by top ranking agencies for achieving consistently high standards when working with clients on the continent.
Our focus is on finding innovative solutions to ensure our clients achieve their commercial goals, whether it be successfully executing a strategy or defending their position. Our aim is to deliver in the manner that best suits our clients’ risk profile, working preferences and pricing structures.
We advise businesses directly or work closely with a client’s in-house legal team to ensure that the end goal is achieved in the manner that best suits the assignment. Depending on what makes most sense for a particular project, clients also have the choice of making use of external Counsel or ENSafrica’s own internal senior practitioners, whether it be for opinions or court appearances.
In instances where an in-depth analysis of information is necessary, ENSafrica has artificial intelligence (AI) tools. This ensures greater efficiency, quick turnaround times, reduced costs and accurate results when needed for purposes of corporate governance and information protection, due diligence, e-discovery, data analytics and/or market understanding.
With more than 200 years’ experience, ENSafrica’s significant expertise extends across the breadth of commercial areas and covers the African continent.
We harness our deep specialist expertise across the areas of practice which are relevant to the project to provide clients with to-the-point, jargon-free advice and tailor-made solutions.
Work is done at the correct level to reduce unnecessary costs, and our clients have the flexibility to choose the working arrangement that is best for their business model. This may be through a single point of contact, or in having their own small, dedicated team of practitioners who are specialist in an particular field, or their choice of selected individuals across various disciplines.
ENSafrica’s legal and tax capability is further augmented by teams with specific focus areas, such as Africa regulatory and business intelligence, Asia-Africa trade, Forensics and the structuring of investment through Mauritius. This enables all aspects of a project, transaction, venture or investment to be considered and optimised within the African business context.
ENSafrica also offers clients access to knowledge, fresh insights and regulatory and legislation updates using various platforms to provide strategic information, topical training and alerts on relevant developments in a particular area, location and across the continent to support our clients’ way of doing business and to empower them in their decision-making.
African context and coverage
Over many years, ENSafrica has developed a large knowledge base of African resources and a deep understanding of the local ways of doing business across the continent. We have practical experience working on the ground in most African jurisdictions, and access to high-end, professional contacts across the continent, to ensure consistent quality and timeous delivery.
We operate independently, which allows us to offer advice which is solely informed by what is in our clients’ best interests, as opposed to what may suit, or be prescribed by, or limited by, a particular legal network or affiliation.
Where appropriate, ENSafrica uses a managed approach to ensure deliverables are accurately scoped and quality is consistent. In so doing, critical issues are addressed by leveraging our local market know-how and cultural grip, and advice is reviewed by the relevant country and industry experts who can add value.
To support entrepreneurs and corporates wherever they choose to do business in Africa, we have practitioners who practise English law and French law, and we have extensive experience in the legal codes of OHADA used in West and Central Africa. We are also able to transact in a variety of foreign languages such as Cantonese, Mandarin and Portuguese.
Katende, Ssempebwa & Co. Advocates (KATS), founded in 1969, celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2019. It is by far the largest law firm in Uganda with 27 lawyers and the firm dedicates all its considerable and combined manpower and technology resources to serving its clients. Majority of the KATS lawyers obtained their legal training in Uganda, the UK and the USA and they therefore command a wealth of knowledge and experience in both international and local contexts. This enables them to offer unique and seamless advice to clients, they impose rigorous reporting requirements on themselves and take great care to be responsive to clients’ inquiries and requirements to ensure overall satisfaction.
Ortus Advocates is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm in Uganda. The firm is part of the Ortus Africa brand, a professional services firm bringing together resources with a wealth of experience and knowledge in law, tax and business advisory services.
Our key practice areas include corporate, mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance, capital markets, project finance, project development, oil & gas, tax, and business rescue, restructuring & insolvency. Our lawyers have a unique understanding of Uganda’s political, economic, regulatory, and legal environment. With a team of over 20 lawyers we confidently guide both local and international clients across a range of industry sectors in execution of complex and innovative transactions and disputes.
The firm also boasts of a dedicated China practice bolstered by our alliance with the Yingke Law which focuses largely on matters born of the commercial expansion of those countries’ interests in Africa.
We are very active in the fintech and innovative ecosystem of Uganda. Through our partnership with the Innovation Village, Ortus Advocates is at the forefront of the innovation and acceleration industry in Uganda.
KTA is a member of Amani IP Network, an association of Intellectual Property firms in the region. KTA is best known for its boutique service offering in Banking & Finance, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property, Project Finance & Construction Law.
KTA advises and represents several local & multinational entities, financial institutions, Governments and regional bodies on issues of policy, regulation, compliance and dispute resolution. Visit us www.ktaadvocates.com
KTA also hosts annual conferences and trainings on technology & Intellectual Property like the Copyright Conference and the Annual Symposium on Technology & Innovation. More at www.symposium-iptech.com