John Bellew

John Bellew is the head of Bowmans  Private Equity sector. He specialises in private equity – fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, management arrangements and acquisition finance. His expertise extends to public market mergers and acquisitions and listings and he has led a number of take private transactions. John has advised prominent South African and international private equity houses on some of the largest private equity transactions undertaken in the South African and broader African markets. He has represented private equity borrowers and high yield...


Draft Taxation Law Amendment Bill and the draft for the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill

Noxolo Ntobela speaks to ENCA on the National Treasury and SARS publishing the 2017 draft taxation law amendment bill and the draft tax administration law amendment bill, which are up for public...



Chambers Africa Awards, 2018

South African Law Firm of the Year

Dealmakers Awards, 2018

We have been identified as the leading legal adviser in Africa by volume. This is the fourth consecutive year we have been recognised in this way.

African Global Funds Service Providers Awards, 2017

Best Legal Service – Private Equity

African Legal Awards, 2017

We won the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year Award. The firm was also 'highly commended' in the African Law Firm of the Year - Large Practice and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year categories.