Bowman Gilfillan
Member firm for South Africa

Firm Overview

Bowman Gilfillan is one of Africa’s premier full service corporate law firms, employing over 400 specialized lawyers and a total staff of some 600. With extensive practice expertise across all sectors of the economy, the firm is recognized by local and international businesses, investors, various organs of state and governments as a trusted legal advisor on the most complex and challenging issues.

Our service offering includes globally recognized M&A, banking and finance, antitrust, dispute resolution, employment and regulatory teams. Our experience across geographies and sectors, in particular construction and infrastructure, oil and gas, financial services, mining and resources, energy and industrials, ensures our clients receive the highest level of professional service whether in one jurisdiction or on cross border projects.

Doing Business in Africa. Bowman Gilfillan is a Pan-African law firm and is continually expanding into key jurisdictions on the continent. The Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, described below, is widely recognized for its ability to advise clients across the continent in many specialist areas. Whether our clients need a single point of engagement for a cross-border project or simply need local advice in the country they are working in, our firm is recognized for providing professional legal services of the highest caliber. We draw on our unique knowledge of the African business environment, and an in-depth understanding of the socio-political climate, to advise clients on a wide range of technical legal issues.

Our approach to corporate law is fresh and innovative. With over a century of experience to draw on, we help our clients manage the risks inherent in bringing high stake deals home – safely, smoothly and with uncompromising professional diligence. Over the years, the commitment and skill of Bowman Gilfillan’s diverse team of lawyers has earned a number of accolades, including:

• Banking, Finance & Restructuring Team of the Year (The African Legal Awards 2013)
• Property & Construction Team of the Year (The African Legal Awards 2013)
• Law Firm of the Year (Africa Oil and Gas Summit 2013).

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group. Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group advises clients throughout Africa. The group has offices in five countries in Africa – Gaborone, Botswana; Nairobi, Kenya; Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Kampala, Uganda. The firm has a “best friends” relationship with leading Nigerian firm, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie which has offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Other Offices

Bookbinder Business Law, a member of the Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, established by Bowman Gilfillan
1st Floor Standard House Lot 1124-30
Main Mall Gaborone Botswana
Gaborone,
Botswana
Tel. 267.391.2397
Fax 267.391.2395

Jeffrey Bookbinder
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Bowman Gilfillan
22 Bree Street
Cape Town, 8000
South Africa
Tel. 27.21.480.7800
Fax 27.21.424.1688

Peter Whelan
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Associated Offices

East African Law Chambers, a member of the Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, established by Bowman Gilfillan
East Africa Law Chambers Plot No. 483
Garden Road Mikocheni Dar es salaam
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania
Tel. 255.22.277.1885
Fax 255.22.277.1886

Jonathan Lang
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