Monique Maree

Monique Maree is a director in ENSafrica’s corporate commercial department, specialising in M&A with a particular focus on transactions into Africa. She has been involved in every aspect of the M&A process, including providing structuring advice, conducting and managing due diligence investigations, contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory submissions, and managing the fulfilment of transaction conditions and implementation. In this regard, Monique has had exposure to a wide range of jurisdictions, both in Africa and further afield.

Monique has acted for local and foreign clients, including private entities, listed and unlisted companies, private equity funds, and state-owned entities.

She also advises on general corporate issues, and locally in relation to queries on the South African Companies Act, 2008 and the Listing Requirements of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Monique is recognised as a next generation lawyer by:

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, 2017 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A (South Africa)


  • BAcc (Stellenbosch University)
  • LLB (Stellenbosch University)

Admitted as attorney and notary public of the High Court of South Africa.

“With hard work, anything is possible.”

Firm Overview:

Peace of mind
What matters in today’s business environment are fast turnaround times and cost-effective solutions. ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 practitioners, and 100 years of experience in high-level, complex commercial work. The firm’s focus is on “what’s best for the client” and striving for excellence, in both offering and service. ENSafrica is committed to providing clients with cost-effective outcomes by ensuring work is done at the right level, and in the manner that best suits clients’ preferences and pricing structures.

Strategic partner
While many recognise the unique opportunities for trade, investment and growth that Africa represents, predicting in-country and across region risks is not easy, particularly given the rate of exponential change impacting multiple indicators, whether economic, political, technological or social. ENSafrica is an independent law firm with fully integrated offices across Southern, West and East Africa and Mauritius. The firm offers clients many years’ accumulated know-how and solid experience, whether doing business in-country or cross-continent, helping to minimise risk and leverage business opportunities across Africa.

ENSafrica has lawyers qualified to practise English, French and OHADA law, as well as practitioners who are fluent in African and international languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, French and Portuguese. The firm also has dedicated China and India practice groups, which focus on the African strategies of these countries.

Through the financial services centre of Mauritius, ENSafrica also offers a unique possibility to integrate all aspects of structuring clients’ investments in relation to all commercial areas of law, tax, IP and fiduciary.

Proven track record
“It is comforting to know that when the going gets tough, these individuals will come to your aid at the shortest possible notice.” – Chambers Global Guide

“ENSafrica’s lawyers give ‘no-nonsense advice’ … have ‘unparalleled knowledge of the region’.”The Legal 500

“The firm works seamlessly throughout [its offices], and can serve its clients across the continent with a one firm approach. … They are dedicated to both the client and the task at hand.”IFLR1000

“Clients observe that ‘they respond quickly and take their work seriously’ and appreciate that ‘they are flexible and professional, and have very good knowledge of the local market’.”Chambers Global Guide

level 2 BBBEE rating (South Africa).