We're delighted to share that ENSafrica received the Intellectual Property Team of the Year Award at the prestigious African Legal Awards, which were announced at a ceremony held on 2 September.

The award was in recognition of our role as advisers in a transaction that saw two of South Africa's leading financial service providers merge their investment management businesses. This merger resulted in an investment company controlling in excess of ZAR1-trillion, making it one of the biggest and most significant asset managers on the continent. From a commercial IP perspective, this was a complex transaction that involved various IP assignment arrangements and complimentary IP licensing arrangements to ensure the ongoing operation of the business without compromising the IP compliance, governance or devaluation of the remaining IP assets of the respective parties.

In addition, the ENSafrica IP team was recently named Firm of the Year for IP Transactions and Advisory for South Africa 2022 by respected intellectual property publication, Managing IP. This accolade is testimony to the deep expertise of the commercial IP service offering which ENSafrica provides to its clients. The team is made up of a number of IP specialists in various fields who provide pragmatic and commercially sensible solutions to complex transactional IP matters which has delivered significant value to clients, while also being a true differentiator to the wider ENSafrica service offerings.

These achievements are built on the support and trust our clients have shown us over the years, and for this we are grateful.

"A world-class IP team with a real African footprint, providing business savvy expertise in a cost-effective manner"