ENSafrica > Port Louis, Mauritius > Firm Profile
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ENSafrica > The Legal 500 Rankings
Mauritius > Leading firms Tier 1The Mauritian offering of ENSafrica, managed by Thierry Koenig SA, is split into a litigation practice and a transactional/corporate practice. The team is especially appreciated for its advice on matters involving trade and business development across Africa, Asia and India, and is ‘technically sound when it comes to transactions.’ Maxime Sauzier SC is the key litigator; Martine de Fleuriot de la Coliniere heads up the Indian Ocean commercial and corporate sector; and Nashenta Vuddamalay Zindel specialises in banking and finance. Shrivan Dabee is appreciated for his complex cross-border litigation expertise.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is technically sound when it comes to transactions. They are very thorough and do not leave any stone unturned.’
‘Thierry Koeing is in a league of his own. As well as his knowledge, his practical application of the knowledge makes his opinion very valuable. His hard work and fast turnaround times ensure that client’s expectations are met.’
‘ENS has a robust team and are very responsive when asked to provide assistance. They provide prompt, reliable and clear guidance and are able to assimilate and handle complex cases in a timely and satisfactory manner. The team is always collaborative and easy to interact with.’
‘The barristers I have been working with, namely Maxime Sauzier SC and Shrivan Dabee, have a wealth of experience in insurance law and provide cutting-edge advice in a timely manner. They differentiate themselves by their in-depth knowledge of insurance law and their shrewd and sharp analysis of legal issues. They both provide prompt written legal opinions and advice enabling us to come up with a clear stand regarding policy liability and admissibility of the claim. These two lawyers are also easy to work with.’
‘We have been in contact with Elsie Rasolohery Pascal. Elsie is a highly experienced professional and has been very helpful with eliminating all Mauritian law issues.’
Dynamic India Funds III | ICICI Bank | ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited | Western India Trustee and Executor Company Limited
Visa International Service Association Barak Fund Limited
Consolidated Investments And Enterprises Ltd (“CIEL”) and Tropic Knits Ltd (TKL”)
RH Managers Pty Ltd
MCB Equity Fund Ltd
PL Resort Ltd
- Conducted legal due diligence for Akzonobel and analysed the due diligence of a target group of entities in Madagascar.
- Represented Dynamic India Funds III and other companies in a claim entered by 69 claimants who invested in a fund set up by ICICI and managed by ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited.
- Represented Business Mauritius in a constitutional redress case.
ENSafrica > Firm Profile
With over 600 specialist practitioners, ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm and has the capacity to deliver on your business requirements across all major industries and the African continent. We are able to leverage our resources to deliver legal solutions that suit your pricing preferences and timeframes.
ENSafrica is recognised by top ranking agencies such as Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA Guide, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide and International Tax Review’s World Tax Guide, as well as by the African Legal Awards and DealMakers Awards, for achieving consistently high standards when working on the continent.
We will work to find innovative solutions to ensure you achieve your commercial goals, whether it be successfully executing a strategy, maintaining a competitive edge or defending your position. Our aim is to deliver in the manner that best suits your business requirements, preferences and pricing structures. We can advise you directly, or work closely with your in-house legal teams.
With more than 200 years’ experience, ENSafrica has significant expertise across the breadth of commercial areas and covering the African continent. We are committed to creating enduring client relationships, which are founded in a values-driven culture, and to providing you with to-the-point, jargon-free advice. We harness our deep specialist expertise in areas relevant to the project and at the correct level. This enables us to tailor-make solutions for you, with the desired turnaround times and cost efficiencies.
Over many years, ENSafrica has developed a large knowledge base of resources and a deep understanding of local nuances and ways of doing business. We have practical experience working on the ground and direct access to high-end, professional contacts across the continent, assuring you of consistent quality and world-class service. We have practitioners who are qualified to practise English law and French law and we have extensive experience in the legal codes of OHADA used in West and Central Africa.
Our practice areas
- Africa Regulatory and Business Intelligence
- Asia-Africa Trade
- Banking and Finance
- Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)
- Competition / Antitrust
- Corporate Commercial
- Data Privacy and Protection
- Dispute Resolution
- India-Africa Trade
- Insolvency, Restructuring and Business Rescue
- IntelligENS (AI)
- International Arbitration
- Intellectual Property (IP)
- Mine and Occupational Health and Safety (MOHS)
- Natural Resources and Environment
- Private Clients
- Private Equity
- Pro Bono and Corporate Social Investment
- Project Development and Project Finance
- Real Estate / Property
- Retirement Funds
- Shipping, Ports and Logistics
- Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)
ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with offices in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda. We also have two dedicated pro bono offices in South Africa.
Through our in-country and regional expertise, combined with our network of high quality correspondent firms, we are able to assist you with all your legal and tax requirements, no matter where in Africa you choose to do business.
ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 specialist practitioners, giving us the capacity to deliver on our clients’ business requirements in all major industries across the African continent.
While Africa provides great potential for growth, businesses often face unpredictable regional challenges and conflicting regulatory requirements. It is therefore useful to have a partner who has African know-how and multijurisdictional capabilities.
Over many years, ENSafrica has accumulated practical experience working on the ground throughout Africa, and has a solid understanding of local markets, cultures, nuances and ways of doing business.
Our cross-border, continent-wide expertise in law, tax, regulatory, forensics and IP is augmented by our longstanding partnerships with high-end, professional correspondent firms, who have been selected for their deep in-country know-how. This enables our clients to receive advice from the most qualified legal advisors in each jurisdiction, and assures them of consistent quality and world-class service across the African continent.
Operating independently allows us to offer advice that is always in the best interests of our clients.
ENSafrica has practitioners who are qualified and registered to 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.
Diversity at ENSafrica
Recognising Diversity is one of ENSafrica’s four core values. We believe that excellence and the ability to provide novel solutions for our clients are strongly ameliorated by the coming together of practitioners with diverse backgrounds, skillsets and perspectives.
ENSafrica demonstrably embraces our unique differences which extend across genders, life choices, locations, culture, race and more. Our people are given equal opportunities and special allowances are proactively made for unique circumstances and for those who were previously marginalised or suffered discrimination.
Pro bono and corporate social investment
We are deeply aware of the socio-economic context in which we operate. We are committed to offering access to justice, free of charge, to qualifying disadvantaged individuals through our two pro bono offices in Alexandra (Johannesburg) and Mitchells Plain (Cape Town). These offices, which were the first of their kind in South Africa, provide free, high-quality legal services to the community from within the community. All ENSafrica practitioners in South Africa, regardless of rank, render at least 32 hours of pro bono service per year to this initiative, which is 50% more than is required by the Legal Practice Council. We also provide commissioners for the small claims courts that are run in our pro bono offices. We also recently launched a pro bono offering in Windhoek, Namibia.
In addition, through all our offices, we provide free legal services (pro amico) to a variety of causes and projects, and we donate funding and resources to a number of interest groups and organisations.
B-BBEE in South Africa
As an African law firm, we are committed to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in South Africa. B-BBEE is a constitutionally mandated objective of the South African Government which seeks to address the legacy of apartheid through legislation and policy aimed at increasing the participation of black people in the economy.
It consists of measures and initiatives aimed at increasing levels of equity ownership by black people in businesses operating in South Africa, increasing the number of black people who participate in management roles in businesses, improving the skills of black employees, assisting black owned SMMEs, procuring goods and services from businesses that are good contributors to B-BBEE, and corporate social investment.
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