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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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Equal pay in South Africa – three years on

Since South Africa's Employment Equity Act was amended three years ago to expand on the principle of 'equal pay for equal work', the application of the law has been regularly tested.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 24 May 2017 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

New licensing framework likely for financial advisors in South Africa

Uncertainty over the future of financial advisors in South Africa is gradually lifting - and it’s clear that change is in store.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 11 May 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

South Africa under pressure to enact FICA Bill before global body meets

Pressure is mounting on South Africa to enact the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill before the June 2017 meeting of the international Financial Action Task Force.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 24 April 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

South Africa’s Financial Sector Regulation Bill and the regulation of financial conglomerates

The latest draft of the Financial Sector Regulation Bill was published by the National Treasury (Treasury) on 21 October 2016. This briefing takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 21 March 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

South Africa’s National Treasury looks to fix problems with diesel refunds

The South African National Treasury and South African Revenue Service (SARS) have released a Discussion Paper in connection with the Diesel Fuel Tax Refund System.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Multinational Enterprises under the spotlight in South Africa’s Budget 2017: Transfer pricing

In his budget speech on 22 February 2017, South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, emphasised that combating tax avoidance by multinational enterprises is still a top priority.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 08 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Employee housing for mine workers

A binding private ruling on the tax treatment of expenses incurred in respect of employee housing for mine workers.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 15 February 2017 | Practice Area: Mining

Kenya’s new mining act

The new Act is a modern piece of legislation that is clear in terms of timelines and structures, but still has a few challenges that need to be addressed.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 08 February 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

The regulation of financial conglomerates 

In this briefing, Bowmans examines South Africa's Financial Sector Regulation Bill, 2015.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 18 January 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

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Competition law developments in Africa

Competition law in Africa is becoming increasingly active and, in certain respects, complex. Bowmans takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 11 January 2017 | Practice Area: Non-EU Competition Law

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