Firm Overview

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

With 400 specialised lawyers, Bowmans is differentiated by its geographical reach, independence and the quality of legal services it provides.

The firm delivers integrated legal services to clients throughout Africa from six offices (Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Kampala and Nairobi) in four countries (Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda).

Bowmans works closely with leading Nigerian firm, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, which has offices in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt, and has strong relationships with other leading law firms across the rest of Africa. It is a representative of Lex Mundi, a global association with more than 160 independent law firms in all the major centres across the globe.

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

Bowmans expertise is frequently recognised by independent research organisations. The firm has been named African Legal Adviser by DealMakers for the last three consecutive years and South African Law Firm of the Year for 2016 by the Who’s Who Legal. Bowmans also won the Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year, the Employment Team of the Year, and the Property Team of the Year Awards at the prestigious African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa in 2016.

11 Alice Lane, Sandton
Johannesburg, 2196
South Africa
Tel 27.11.669.9000
Fax 27.11.669.9001

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  • Bowmans

    5th Floor, ICEA Lion Centre, West Wing
    Riverside Park, Chiromo Road
  • Bowmans

    22 Bree Street
    Cape Town, 8000
    South Africa
    Tel. 27.21.480.7800
    Fax 27.21.480.3200
  • Bowmans

    First Floor, Compendium House, 5 The Crescent
    Westway Office Park, Harry Gwala Road, Westville
    South Africa
    Fax 27.86.604.6318
  • Bowmans

    2nd Floor, The Luminary
    Cnr Haile Selassie and Chole Roads
    Dar es Salaam,
    Tel. +255.76.898.8640
    Fax +255.76.898.8641
  • Bowmans

    4th Floor, DFCU Towers
    Plot 26 Kyadondo Road, Nakasero
    Tel. 256.41.425.4540
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