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

BGAG reaffirms its position as leading legal service provider across Africa

The Legal 500 publication has released its 2015 Report reaffirming Bowman Gilfillan Africa Groupís (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.
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment & Climate Change Law 2015 Edition

What is the basis of environmental policy in South Africa and which agencies/bodies administer and enforce environmental law? The environmental right enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 ("the Constitution") and relevant national and provincial legislation are the basis for environmental policy. (This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment & Climate Change Law; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London).
INSOL International appoints first African Vice-President

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Partner, Adam Harris as Vice-President of INSOL International (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals). INSOL International is a world-wide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency. There are currently 40 Member Associations world-wide with over 10,000 professionals participating members. INSOL also has ancillary groups that represent the judiciary, regulators, lenders and academics and who play an invaluable role and provide valuable forums for discussions of mutual problems.


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