Events

Upcoming Events

 

Unpacking the New Agreement on Collective Bargaining and Strikes

Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Time: 7:30 – Light breakfast, 8:30 – 11:30 Seminar

Venue: Bowmans, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, Johannesburg

Description:

On 7 February 2017, various agreements were reached between business, labour and government (the social partners). These agreements could, if properly implemented, significantly shift the tone and conduct of collective bargaining and industrial conflict in South Africa. Click here for a short interview with some of our presenters who provide a taste of what to expect. 

For more information regarding registration, click here

Contact: Buhle Nhlangulela

T: +27 11 669 9145

E: buhle.nhlangulela@bowmanslaw.com


 

Nigeria Bar Association Annual Business Law Conference

Date: 18-20 June 2017

Description:

Tholinhlanhla Gcabashe and David Anderson will be attending the 11th Annual Business Law Conference hosted by the Nigeria Bar Association in Lagos, Nigeria on 18 June 2017.

The Business Law Conference is an annual event organised by the NBA-SBL, which provides legal practitioners, regulators, clients and other stakeholders with a platform on which to discuss issues that impact the Nigerian legal system and the polity at large.

More informationhttp://www.nbasbl.org/11th-annual-business-law-conference/ 


 

Sub-Saharan Africa M&A Forum

Date: 20 June 2017

Description:

Charles Young, Ryan Wessels, Ashleigh Hale and Charles Smith will be attending the Sub-Saharan Africa M&A Forum at the Hilton in Johannesburg on 20 June 2017. Attracting 120 attendees and 20 speakers, this event helps the corporate finance and investment banking communities to forge new relationships to get deals done. The event will explore both sides of the coin and provide insight into some of the frontier markets, which are expected to attract attention from M&A players in the years to come.

More informationhttp://events.mergermarket.com/africa



NEC4 Conference

Date: 22 June 2017

Description:

Stephanie McDonald and Lloyd Chater will be attending the NEC Users’ Group Annual Seminar 2017 in London on 22 June 2017. The event will be presenting and discussing the new NEC4 suite at the seminar. NEC4 contracts’ drafters and experts will cover in detail the new suite for the first time. During the afternoon session, attendees will also get the chance to join the first practical NEC4 workshops.

More informationhttps://www.ice.org.uk/events/nec-users-group-annual-seminar-2017-london


Past Events

 

 

IBA M&A Conference

Date: 5-6 June 2017

Description:

Ezra Davids and Rob Legh will be attending the 16th Annual International Mergers and Acquisitions Conference in June 2017 at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Now in its 16th year, this leading conference will once again bring together practitioners from around the globe to discuss the latest developments and hot topics in international M&A law.

More informationhttps://www.ibanet.org/Conferences/conf774.aspx  



Employment Equal Pay Seminar

Date: 25 May 2017

Time: 07:30 registration, 08:30-10:30 seminar

Venue: Bowmans, Cape Town

Description:

Bowmans and Korn Ferry Hay Group will be discussing the outcomes of the cases of the newly legislated equal pay for work of equal value and the impact they will have on how companies manages their reward systems.

Contact: Sibahle Teyise

T: +27 21 480 7897

E: sibahle.teyise@bowmanslaw.com



Fintech in Africa: Unpacking Risk and Regulation

Date: 25 May 2017

Time: 08:00 registration, 08:30-16:30 seminar

Venue: Bowmans, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Description:

Bowmans is hosting a conference on Fintech in Africa: Unpacking Risk and Regulation at which industry experts and lawyers will discuss issues such as:

  • Is Africa’s Fintech landscape different to that in other jurisdictions and, if so, how?
  • The impact of Fintech on market infrastructure, delivery of services and products
  • Developments and trends in Fintech regulation
  • How do we effectively regulate Fintech in Africa without stifling innovation?
  • Managing fall-out: What happens when things go wrong?
  • Regulatory developments relating to crowdfunding and marketplace lending
  • Peer-to-Peer payment systems: What accounts for different jurisdictional experiences?
  • Blockchain: Where to next?

Contact: Click here to register or Buhle Nhlangulela

T: +27 11 669 9145

E: buhle.nhlangulela@bowmanslaw.com



Social Media in the Workplace

Date: 25-26 May 2017

Time: 09:00

Venue: Faculty of Law, Room 3.20 Wilfred and Jules Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town

Description:

Bowmans is pleased to present a two-day course on Social Media in the Workplace, in conjunction with the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Law.

The course aims to educate participants on the risks of social media in the workplace. A general understanding of the essential legal principles pertaining to social media and how its use may impact employment relationships and the workplace will be provided.

The course will be presented by Rosalind Davey, partner and  Lenja Dahms-Jansen, senior associate, in Bowmans Dispute Resolution Practice.

The course is charged at R5 000.00 per delegate. The fee includes parking, teas, lunches and course materials.

A certificate of attendance will be awarded by the University of Cape Town to those who complete the course. Please ensure that you sign the attendance register each day.

For more information, please click here.

Contact: Don Coue

T: +27 21 650 3242

E: don.coue@uct.ac.za


 

Environmental Law Seminar, May 2017: Environmental Enforcement and Risks – Targets, Trends and Tips

Date: 11 May 2017

Time: 7:30-10:00

Venue: Bowmans, Johannesburg 

Description: Bowmans is hosting a seminar addressing environmental enforcement in South Africa. Our team of experts will expand on recent developments in enforcement, the sectors and industries which are being targeted and the trends that have been observed. They will also provide some practical views on managing the risks, maintaining compliance and what to do in the event of being targeted for enforcement.

Contact: Buhle Nhlangulela

T: +27 11 669 9451

E: buhle.nhlangulela@bowmanslaw.com 



Intellectual Property (IP) and Telecommunications Media and Technology (TMT) Seminar for Equity Bank

Date: 28 April 2017

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Venue: Bowmans, Nairobi

Description:

  • Market and regulatory trends in the IP and ICT sector
  • Consumer protection regulation in the online platform i.e. mobile banking/ financing.

Contact: Joyce Waiharo

T: +254 20 289 9000

E: joyce.waiharo@bowmanslaw.com 



Kamiti Prison Visit

Date: 22 April 2017

Venue: Kamiti Maximum Prison

Description:

Bowmans Kenya will be visiting Kamiti Maximum Prison this coming Saturday 22 April 2017.

This visit forms part of our Annual CSR activity in collaboration with African Prisons Project. This year we will be donating computers then followed by a football match where our team ‘The Dream team’ will be participating.



TXF Africa 2017: Project, Export & Commodities Finance 

Date: 29 – 30 March 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Kenya

Description:

Bowmans senior associate Joyce Mbui attends the TXF Africa 2017 conference taking place at Radisson Blu, Kenya 29-30 March. From geopolitical risks and financing gaps to investment infrastructure, logistical difficulties and project bankability questions, you can hear from the experts doing business on the ground.

ContactTXF Africa 2017



Employment Equal Pay Seminar

Date: 29 March 2017

Time: 07:30 registration, 08:30-10:30 seminar

Venue: Bowmans, Johannesburg

Description:

Bowmans and Korn Ferry Hay Group will be discussing the outcomes of the cases of the newly legislated equal pay for work of equal value and the impact they will have on how companies manages their reward systems.

Contact: Buhle Nhlangulela

T: +27 11 669 9145

E: buhle.nhlangulela@bowmanslaw.com



Intellectual Property (IP) and Telecommunications Media and Technology (TMT) Seminar for Equity Bank

Date: 24 March 2017

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Venue: Bowmans, Nairobi

Description:

  • General overview of IP, registration process in Kenya and different group subsidiaries’ jurisdictions
  • Emerging legal Issues in IP; national and international
  • Dispute resolution process in IP
  • Competition regulations and its effect in the ICT sectors

Contact: Joyce Waiharo

T: +254 20 289 9000

E: joyce.waiharo@bowmanslaw.com



Introduction to Construction Contracts Seminar with Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA)

Date: 7 March 2017

Time: 08:30-10:00

Venue: Bowmans, Nairobi

Description:

The seminar will examine basic introduction to construction contracts with emphasis on the JBC contract.

Contact: Ernest Anguru

T: +254 20 289 9000

E: ernest.anguru@bowmanslaw.com



Africa Competition Law Conference

Date: 16-17 February 2017

Time: 08:30-10:00

Venue: Bowmans, Johannesburg

Description:

The Annual Africa Competition Law Conference. Competition regulators and lawyers from across  Africa discuss burning questions, share experiences and debate objectives for competition law across the African continent.

Contact: Buhle Nhlangulela

T: +27 11 669 9145

E: buhle.nhlangulela@bowmanslaw.com



Mining Indaba Seminar

Date: 6-9 February 2017

Time: 16:00-17:30

Venue: Bowmans, Cape Town

Description:

Mining Indaba is the World’s Largest Mining Investment Conference and the Largest Mining Event in Africa. Bowmans will be in attendance and will host a client function to discuss mining related matters, for delegates attending the conference.

Contact: Sibahle Teyise

T: +27 21 480 7897

E: sibahle.teyise@bowmanslaw.com



Private Equity Academy Programme

Date: 4 November 2016

Time: 09:00-17:00

Venue: Bowmans, Johannesburg

Description:

The Private Equity team earmarked this event as an initiative to deepen the relationships with Global Private Equity firms.

Contact: Buhle Nhlangulela

T: +27 11 669 9145

E: buhle.nhlangulela@bowmanslaw.com


 

Upcoming Speaker Engagements

 

 

3rd Annual East African Venture Capital Association Private Equity Seminar

Date: 15 June 2017

Time: 07:30

Venue: Radisson Blue Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

DescriptionParas Shah, partner and head the M&A and projects team in our Nairobi office, will be a guest-speaker at the 3rd Annual East African Venture Capital Association Private Equity Seminar. Now in its 3rd year, the EAVCA annual conference is the region’s largest convening of global and local institutional investors, investment professionals and professional service providers. The highly interactive agenda features discussions and debates on the opportunities in East Africa, workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the private equity and venture capital space.

More information: http://2017conference.eavca.org/


 

Past Speaker Engagements

 

3rd Mining 4i at Strathmore University

Date: 25 May 2017

Time: 08:00

Venue: Strathmore University, Nairobi

Description: Rainbow Field, director of international legal services in our Nairobi office, Coulson Harney LLP, will be attending the 3rd Mining 4i at Strathmore University. Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) in collaboration with Kipya (Africa) Ltd will be hosting the 3rd Mining 4i Event. The Mining 4i focuses on the promotion of Kenya’s mineral potential by attracting investment in technological innovation. This is achieved through providing pertinent information and interaction between the stakeholders. One of the key outcomes of the event is to provide credible guidance to extractives (oil, gas and mining) stakeholders and senior professionals aspiring to plug into the industry’s value chain. The 3rd Mining 4i Event is themed: “Community Partnerships to Foster Innovation in Extractives; From Policy to Profit”

More information: http://www.strathmore.edu/events/3rd-mining-4i/



American Chamber of Commerce, SME Committee Inaugural Event

Date: 27 April 2017

Venue: Hotel Royal Orchid Azure

Description: Bowmans Kenya Partner Sean Omondi will be a guest speaker at the inaugural event of the newly formed American Chamber of Commerce Kenya SME Committee.

More information: www.amcham.co.ke



Deloitte Kenya Budget 2017- Navigating headwinds

Date: 3 April 2017

Venue: Capital Club East Africa

Description: Bowmans Kenya head of M&A, Paras Shah, will be a guest speaker at the Deloitte Speaker Series focusing on the Kenya National Budget 2017/18.

More information: capitalclubea.com



Medical Aid & Insurance Governance Conference

Date: 29-30 March 2017

Venue: Protea OR Tambo Hotel

Description: Bowmans Financial Services Regulatory partner David Geral presents at Medical Aid & Insurance Governance Conference. The governance of medical schemes, medical insurance and hospitals continues to be increasingly seen as the foundation for good practice. The need for successful organizations and ethical behaviour in the midst of escalating cases of fraud, patient quality demands and the need for successful strategies supported by good leadership can not be over emphasised. This conference seeks to bring together senior leaders in healthcare, regulatory and oversight institutions to tackle governance challenges, share experiences and explore trends in an endeavour to promote good leadership, governance and healthcare outcomes.

More information: JP Executive Communications



INSOL: Tenth World Quadrennial Congress

Date: 22 March 2017

Venue: Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC), Australia

Description: Adam Harris, partner in our Dispute Resolution Department and the president of INSOL, is participating in a panel discussion at the INSOL Tenth World Quadrennial Congress on 22 March 2017 entitled “the future of the insolvency profession” – the panel is being chaired by Australian TV personality, Tony Jones.

More information: INSOL