Our Durban Office Has Moved

Bowman Gilfillan's Durban office has moved to a new location as of Monday 2 February 2015. Our new office is located at:

1st Floor, Compendium House
5 The Crescent, Westway Office Park
Harry Gwala Road, Westville

All current telephone and email addresses listed below remain the same:

Tel: +27 31 265 0651
Email: dbn_info@bowman.co.za

We look forward to welcoming you at our new address!

who we are

Bowman Gilfillan is one of Africa’s premier corporate law firms, employing over 310 specialised lawyers and a total staff of some 550.

Our firm is recognised for professional legal services of the highest calibre. 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 technical legal issues.

Our approach to corporate law is fresh and innovative. With a century of experience to draw on, we help our clients manage the risks inherent in bringing high stake deals home – safely, smoothly and with uncompromising professional diligence.

bowman gilfillan africa group

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group is one of Africa’s premier corporate law firms, employing over 310 specialised lawyers and a total staff of some 550. The Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group advises clients throughout Africa. The group has offices in six countries in Africa – Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda and has a "best friends" relationship with leading Nigerian firm, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie.

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group includes approximately 400 lawyers across six countries. The Group has offices in Antananarivo, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala and Nairobi. Our relationship firm in Nigeria, Udo Udoma & Bela-Osagie, has offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Contact Us For Your Legal Requirements

Whether you need a corporate law attorney; dispute resolution lawyer; employment law attorney; or almost any other specialist business lawyer; Bowman Gilfillan is guaranteed to exceed your legal expectations.

Contact us today for more information about the legal services you require and to find out how we can be of service.

latest news

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group wins Africa Legal Advisers Award

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group (BGAG) M&A team has won the Africa Legal Advisers category of the 2015 Cell C DealMakers Annual Awards. BGAG was awarded top position in the Africa Legal Advisers category in both deal value and number of transactions. BGAGs total deal value in this category of $4,627m constitutes 14.84% of the market share while the 41 reported transactions equals 36.61% of market share.
Mergers & Acquisitions Equity Capital Markets Recent Transactions

We have recently been involved in a number of noteworthy M&A and ECM transactions across the continent, which demonstrate our depth of expertise, and ability to provide flexible, solutions-orientated and strategic advice. Predicting deal activity in the M&A and ECM space for the coming year is a tricky exercise, but there are certain to be opportunities and here are some of the important drivers. The media is reporting various possible multi-jurisdictional mega-mergers, which, if they eventuate, will have a direct impact on various countries on the continent as well as help to drive other unrelated deal activity.
Security SPVS and Tax Neutrality

Despite the bad press that special purpose vehicles (SPVs) received during the Enron scandal, SPVs are still an everyday feature of many financial structures. SPVs are commonly used in project finance transactions and in respect of employee incentive schemes, and normally serve a specific business purpose: they are generally created to be independent, bankruptcy remote vehicles and allow the financiers in syndicated loan transactions to share the proceeds of the security provided by the borrower.


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