Tel No: +27 (0) 11 669 9000
Contact: Alan Keep
Designation: Managing Partner
Address: 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, Johannesburg
Bowmans helps its clients manage legal complexity and unlock opportunity in Africa. Its enviable track record of providing legal services to the highest professional standards on the continent spans corporate, finance, competition, taxation, employment, technology and dispute resolution matters.
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 from eight offices (Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lusaka, Moka and Nairobi) in six countries (Kenya, 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 firms, Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office, in Ethiopia, and Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, in Nigeria. The firm has special relationships with PFI Partnerships in Malawi and Taciana Peão Lopes & Advogados Associados in Mozambique; a non-exclusive co-operation agreement with French international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel that provides access to lawyers in francophone west and north Africa; regularly works with other leading independent law firms across the rest of Africa; and is a representative of Lex Mundi, a global association of more than 160 independent law firms across the globe.
Meet some of the team...
Chairman and Senior Partner
Tel: +27 11 669 9320
Managing Partner | Kenya
Tel: +254 20 289 9110
Co-Head of M&A
Tel: +27 11 669 9491
Co-Head of Corporate
Tel: +27 11 669 9342
Co-Head of M&A
Tel: +27 11 669 9426
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DMA Q3 2021
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DMA Q2 2021
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DMA Q1 2021
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DMA Q3 2020
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DMA Q2 2020
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DMA Q1 2020
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