The 7th edition of Africa Insights covers the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Less than a month after confirming Bowmans’ status as the leading multi-jurisdictional M&A adviser in Africa, IFLR1000 has once again recognised the firm’s expertise in its Financial and Corporate Guide for 2020. Eighteen of Bowmans’ practices across five jurisdictions (Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda) were ranked (eight in the top tier) and 37 of its lawyers were recognised. Bowmans is rated in the top tier in Kenya for Financial and Corporate, and Mining; in South Africa for Capital Markets, Power, and Mergers and Acquisitions; and in Uganda for Financial and Corporate, and Project Development. Of the 37 recognised lawyers, 30 were identified as ‘Highly Regarded’, four were named as 'Notable Practitioners' and three were labelled as ‘Rising Stars’. This is the thirtieth edition of the publication, which identifies and ranks ‘leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers’ in around 170 countries. According to the publishers, the research and rankings are assessed ‘on the basis of transactional advice’. Chairman and senior partner Robert Legh says, ‘These results are very pleasing. We aim to help our clients with their most complex legal problems in Africa. Because IFLR’s research is based on the work that we’ve been doing for clients over the past year, they provide a good indication of how we’re doing on this front.’Press Releases and Announcements
Bwalya Chilufya-Musonda is a partner in our Zambian practice.
She specialises in corporate and financial law and has considerable experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, syndicated lending, corporate financing, project financing, export credit financing and debt restructuring.
Bwalya’s expertise extends to tax and competition law, including representing clients (whether merging parties…
Having delivered an unprecedented systemic shock to economies across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated sharp drops in M&A deal value and volume in Africa However, there are...Read More Opinions and Analysis
Partners Jane Andropoulos, Tori Herholdt and Tumisang Mongae, and senior associate, Jonathan Barnes, wrote the South African chapter in Chambers’ International Arbitration Guide, 2020 It...Read More Opinions and Analysis
This is the second of our two-part panel discussion focusing on employment law issues faced by South Africa’s retail sector In part two, we explored a number of hot topics, such as employment...
We are advising AB InBev and SA Breweries on the unwinding of its current SAB Zenzele B-BBEE scheme, delivering ZAR 9.7 billion to participants (the highest BEE value creation in the FMCG industry to date), and the formation of a new B-BBEE ownership transaction through SAB Zenzele Kabili that will own ZAR 5.4 billion worth of AB InBev shares.
This is another element of our long involvement advising on the B-BBEE ownership of SAB, which dates back to 2008 when work commenced on the SAB Zenzele B-BBEE transaction (which launched in 2010 and matured in March 2020).