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

With seven offices in five African countries and over 400 specialised lawyers, we are differentiated by our geographical reach, independence and the quality of legal services we provide.

We draw on our unique knowledge of the African business environment and in-depth understanding of the socio-political climate to advise clients on a wide range of legal issues. Our aim is to assist our clients in achieving their objectives as smoothly and efficiently as possible while minimising the legal and regulatory risks.

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

Our expertise is frequently recognised by independent research organisations. We have been named Africa Legal Adviser by DealMakers for the last two consecutive years (2014 and 2015) and South African Law Firm of the Year for 2016 by the Who’s Who Legal. Most recently we 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.

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Bowmans among the first in Africa’s legal market to invest in artificial intelligence

Pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has invested in Kira, an artificial intelligence (AI) solution, to improve efficiencies in certain key legal processes.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 15 May 2018 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

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Climate change propels growth in green bonds

A look at the green bond market in South Africa.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 11 May 2018 | Practice Area: Construction

Legal opinions in debt finance deals are a potentially powerful business tool

Used early on in the negotiation of the debt finance documents, a legal opinion may identify positions that the lender group may optimally leverage to mitigate their risks.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 03 April 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

Foreign lenders should be aware of credit and loan requirements in South Africa

The role of South Africa's exchange control rules in lending transactions involving a non-South African lender and a South African corporate borrower.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 07 March 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

Taking security over a South African bank account as a workable option for a foreign lender

A look at the complex lending environment in South Africa.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 06 March 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

No place in Kenyan healthtech for ‘Wild West’ approach to data

This article examines how the rapid uptake of health and medical technology in Kenya is unlikely to compromise patient privacy and data integrity.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 23 January 2018 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Taking security over a South African bank account as a workable option for a foreign lender

A thorough understanding of the type of security that is available under South African law can give foreign lenders much-needed peace of mind and protection in a default scenario.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 13 November 2017 | Practice Area: Commercial Law

East Africa stands its ground among world’s ‘best’ in international arbitration

This briefing explains why Africa’s top international arbitrators can make a strong case for being included among the “best in the world”.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 03 November 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Auction sales grow in popularity as an M&A tool

This briefing examines the insights gleaned from the 2017 Private Equity Academy jointly hosted by Bowmans and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in Johannesburg in September.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 27 October 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

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SA Constitution comes to the fore in North African cargo dispute

The Constitution proved to be the unlikely compass that guided the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High Court in ruling on a recent cargo dispute. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 05 October 2017 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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