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ENSafrica

Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 2South AfricaGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

ENSafrica has an esteemed real estate department with a strong team of experienced lawyers who are well versed in handling general real estate issues as well as those related to the commercial, industrial, residential and retail sectors. The firm demonstrates particular adeptness handling real estate financing matters. The team services an array of domestic and international clients, including banks, investment institutions and REITs, as well as manufacturers, educational bodies, community associations and natural reserves. The practice benefits from the firm's commercial strength, frequently acting on the real estate components of significant commercial transactions.

Strengths

"The whole team in the property development department are friendly and have records to hand if you need information," explained one source, adding: "They have everything in-house."

Work highlights

An ENS team led by Andrew Bembridge advised Brenthurst Retirement Management on the acquisition and development protection of land for the establishment of a retirement village.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Bembridge is a recognised authority in the real estate market, impressing with the breadth and depth of his experience which covers transactions and disputes, as well as land rights and administrative law issues. Based in Johannesburg, he continues to lead the firm's real estate department.
"Andrew Bembridge is definitely a leader in the field." "He likes to do things by the book and has good intuition."

Johannesburg-based Len Vorster is particularly active assisting banks, financial institutions and other institutional investors with acquisitions and leasing. He has further experience of zoning and urban development.
"I know that the work I leave with him will be dealt with on time, and completed efficiently and excellently." "Len is a well-regarded practitioner and seen regularly on real estate transactions."

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Overview

    Property transactions in Africa and beyond have become increasingly complex and advanced as a result of changes in legislation, multi-party foreign investment and cross-border sales and purchases.

    ENSafrica’s dedicated property and real estate team is able to respond effectively to these challenges due to our extensive experience in advising on property developments and projects, including resort building, land restitution claims, mining villages, oil, energy projects, water projects, student accommodation and contractual issues.

    Several of our lawyers have worked together as a team for more than 15 years and our clients, many of whom are long-standing, recognise that we are dedicated to providing practical and commercial advice which is always solution-driven. 

    We handle a wide variety of real estate transactions and our strong track record of working on some of the most high-profile and innovative real estate matters allows us to bring solutions that add value at all stages of property investments and development transactions.

    Our clients represent a broad range of industries, including the public and private sector, energy and natural resources, hospitality and leisure, property developers, banks and other financial services.

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Real Estate

ENSafrica

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Location

The MARC | Tower 1

129 Rivonia Road

Sandton

P.O Box 783347

Johannesburg

Gauteng

South Africa

2196

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South Africa

Real Estate


Andrew Bembridge
Band 1
Len Vorster
Band 3