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, and Mozambique-based oil and gas, projects and energy boutique firm, Taciana Peão Lopes & Advogados Associados. It also has strong relationships with other leading law firms across the rest of Africa and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global network with more than 160 independent law firm members 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 the leading 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. Most recently, Bowmans won the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year Award at the African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa in 2017; and 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 .

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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