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

Fixed term employees - Stricter regulations

1 January 2015 saw the introduction of stricter regulation of a-typical forms of employment with the Labour Relations Act (LRA) amended to include a number of provisions specifically aimed at giving labour broking employees, employees employed on fixed term contracts, and part-time employees greater protection. Except for the amendment to s186(1)(b) of the LRA, which applies to all employees irrespective of their level of remuneration, the amendments only apply to employees on a-typical work arrangements who earn below the prescribed earnings threshold.
Judgment on euthanasia redefines 'killing'

When Judge Hans Fabricius handed down judgment in the High Court in Pretoria recently that a medical professional who assists Robin Stransham–Ford in committing suicide will not be acting unlawfully, he changed both our criminal law and medical law.
BGAG reaffirms its position as leading legal service provider across Africa

The Legal 500 publication has released its 2015 Report reaffirming Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group’s (BGAG) position as a leading pan-African legal services provider to corporates, financial institutions and the public sector across Africa. The Report notes that 10 lawyers from BGAG have been recognised as leading practitioners in a variety of categories by practice and a further 25 have received notable mentions. In addition, the group has also ranked in Tier 1 for Competition, Construction, Corporate M&A, Labour & Employment, Projects & Infrastructure, and Shipping & Transport.


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