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

Security SPVS and Tax Neutrality – Does the judgment in Capstone 556 (PTY) LTD v CSARS [2014] JOL 32201(WCC) provide clarity about the tax neutrality of Security SPVS?

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.
Bowman Gilfillan’s Success At African Legal Awards Highlights The Benefit Of Local Knowledge

Bowman Gilfillan’s success at this year’s African Legal Awards, announced in Johannesburg on Friday, 31 October 2014, is a clear sign that local knowledge is fundamentally important for law firms seeking to be at the forefront of helping African and international clients leverage the huge opportunities on the continent right now, says Jonathan Lang, Head of Africa at Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group.
COMESA Merger Assessment Guidelines

Article 55 of the Treaty Establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (the "Treaty"), provides for the prohibition of any agreement or concerted practice between undertakings, which has as its objective or effect, the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the Common Market. It further authorises the Council to: "make regulations to regulate competition within the Member States." The COMESA Competition Regulations (the "Regulations"), made under the Treaty, establish the COMESA Competition Commission (the "Commission") and empower it to regulate competition in the Common Market.
 
 
   

 

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