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Tel No: +27 (0) 11 669 9000

Contact: Alan Keep

Designation: Managing Partner

Address: 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, Johannesburg

Bowmans helps its clients overcome legal complexity and unlock opportunity in Africa. Its track record of providing legal services in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution, spans over a century. 
With over 400 specialist lawyers, Bowmans draws on its unique knowledge of the business and socio-political environment in Africa to advise on a wide range of legal issues. 
The firm delivers integrated legal services to clients throughout the continent from nine offices (Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Moka and Nairobi) in seven countries (Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). 

Everywhere it operates, Bowmans offers its clients a service that uniquely blends expertise in the law, knowledge of the local market and an understanding of their businesses. The firm’s aim is to assist its clients to achieve their objectives as smoothly and efficiently as possible while minimising the legal and regulatory risks.  


Bowmans works closely with its alliance firm, Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office, in Ethiopia, and best friends in Nigeria and Mozambique (Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and Taciana Peão Lopes & Advogados Associados, respectively). It also has strong relationships with other leading law firms across the rest of Africa and is a representative of Lex Mundi, a global association with more than 160 independent law firms across the globe.

Meet some of the team...

Robert Legh

Chairman and Senior Partner

Johannesburg Office

Tel: +27 11 669 9352


Alan Keep

Managing Partner

Johannesburg Office

Tel: +27 11 669 9348


Ezra Davids

Chairman of Corporate/M&A

Johannesburg Office

Tel: +27 11 669 9320


Fazil Hossenkhan

Managaing Partner | Mauritius

Moka Office

Tel: +230 5421 3032


Richard Harney

Managing Partner | Kenya

Nairobi Office 

Tel: +254 20 289 9000


Paras Shah

Partner | Kenya

Nairobi Office Office

Tel: +254 20 289 9000


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