Bowmans partners with Afriwise

Bowmans is proud to have contributed to various country chapters published on Afriwise: an online platform that hosts the collective knowledge of some of Africa’s top legal minds. The Afriwise website publishes answers to over 1 500 frequently asked questions across various categories of law as applied in numerous countries on the continent. The information is structured in a consistent and intuitive manner, providing subscribers with the right contacts and tools to navigate the African legal environment. The Afriwise platform aims to help subscribers improve productivity, operations efficiency, turnaround times and also strategic positioning, by reducing risk and increasing reach. For more information, visit


Joshua Janks

Joshua Janks is a partner in our Cape Town office’s Corporate Department. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, private equity, venture capital and general corporate and commercial law. Joshua advises on public and private mergers and acquisitions, finance transactions, fund formations, and various other corporate and commercial matters.  His private equity practice…



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.