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INTRUSIVE FOCUS ON POLITICALLY EXPOSED PERSONS

The subject of politically exposed persons has been receiving a lot of media attention in the South Africa. Unfortunately what is lost in the current debate is an accurate record of what is...

Friday, September 23, 2016
SHIP AUCTIONS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In March this year, Bowmans Durban hosted the auctions of two sister vessels, the MV “SADAN K” and the MV “ZEYNEP K.” The sale of these two bulk carriers was ordered by the Durban High...

Sunday, September 18, 2016
HIGH COURT UPHOLDS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT IN CARGO HANDLING SERVICES AGREEMENT

It is a general principle of South African law that the High Court's jurisdiction cannot be limited by a clause in a contract to refer disputes to arbitration.

While the court has discretion to...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
LEADING PAN-AFRICAN LAW FIRM, BOWMANS, SUGGESTS EIGHT STEPS FOR BUSINESS TO TAKE TOWARDS COMPLIANCE WITH POPIA AHEAD OF ENFORCEMENT

South African Parliament has shortlisted candidates for the Information Regulator and the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA), relating to the Information...

Friday, September 09, 2016
BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION AND FINANCIAL REGULATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

The provision of banking and financial services in South Africa is a highly regulated activity and the revolutionary Fintech (financial technology) is posing a significant challenge to the current...

Thursday, September 08, 2016
RELEASE OF CARGO BY SHIPPING LINES – IMPORTANCE OF ORIGINAL BILLS

The vast majority of trade continues to take place by way of ocean transport and in this context one of the more vital documents will often be a bill of lading. Bills of lading have been used for...

Sunday, September 04, 2016
IN AFRICA, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group today announced that from 1 September it will operate across Africa under one brand:  Bowmans. This was a natural step forward for us. The model we chose to...

Thursday, September 01, 2016
TAXING QUESTIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN SHIPOWNERS COULD DASH HOPES FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN MERCHANT FLEET

It has been over two years since amendments to the South African Income Tax Act (Act) came into effect, exempting domestic shipping companies from normal tax, capital gains tax, dividends tax as...

Friday, August 19, 2016
BEWARE THOSE ON-DEMAND GUARANTEES

It is South African market practice in the context of financing transactions that when a party is required to provide a guarantee in respect of another party’s (the Debtor) obligations to a...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Introducing BOWMANS

We have always worked together as a group – with a unity of purpose – across the continent for the benefit of our clients. Now we are proud to announce that from 1 September 2016 we will do so under one name: Bowmans.

Read our press release here and our introductory brochure here.

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BOWMANS ONE FIRM STRATEGY DELIVERS RESULTS AT THE AFRICAN LEGAL AWARDS

Leading pan-African law firm, Bowmans walked away with three awards at the prestigious African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa in...

12 Sep 2016 12:00
BOWMANS APPOINTS FORENSIC ACCOUNTING EXPERT

Leading Pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has appointed partner, Joe da Silva, to strengthen its Africa-wide Governance, Compliance and Investigations practice. 

Joe has extensive experience in...

09 Sep 2016 12:00

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Supervision of politically exposed persons
Francisco Khoza, head of Banking and Finance, discusses the proposed supervision of the business affairs of politically exposed persons with Michael Avery on Classic FM.
Ground-breaking judgement in the competition law with relation to SAA
Lucinda Verster is the Director at Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group and she talks about ground-breaking judgement in the competition law with relation to SAA.
South African Airlines (SAA) “tried all the tricks in the book”
South African Airlines (SAA) "tried all the tricks in the book", but the law has finally prevailed and it "serves them right", Vernon Bricknell former owner and MD of Nationwide Airlines, told...
SAA to pay airline
SAA to pay Airline: Bowman Gilfillan Africa Groups Competition Practise attorney, Lucinda Verster was on the radio regarding nationwide court case ruling that the airline should be paid by SAA...

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