Who we are

We are legal specialists with unique African knowledge

Bowmans is a leading Pan-African law firm. Our track record of providing specialist legal services, both domestic and cross-border, in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution, spans over a century.

With six offices in four African countries and over 400 specialised lawyers, we are differentiated by our independence and the quality of legal services we provide.

We draw on our unique knowledge of the African business environment and in-depth understanding of the socio-political climate to advise clients on a wide range of legal issues. Our aim is to assist our clients in achieving their objectives as smoothly and efficiently as possible while minimising the legal and regulatory risks.

Our clients include corporates, multinationals and state-owned enterprises across a range of industry sectors as well as financial institutions and governments.

Our expertise is frequently recognised by independent research organisations. We have been identified as the leading legal adviser in Africa by volume by DealMakers. This is the fourth consecutive year we have been recognised in this way.

 We were also the only firm that was ‘highly commended’ in the African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice category at the African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa in 2017 and won the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year Award.

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Our African footprint

We provide integrated legal services throughout Africa from six offices (Cape Town, Dar Es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Kampala and Nairobi) in four countries.

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