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+230 52 98 01 00

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Managing Partner: Fazil Hossenkhan
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 400+
Total staff complement: 800+
Number of countries: 7
Number of offices: 9
Network memberships: Lex Mundi
Alliance firm: Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office (Ethiopia)
Best friend relationships: Across Africa

Bowmans helps its clients overcome legal complexity and unlock opportunity in Africa. Its track record of providing legal services in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution, spans over a century. 

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 to clients throughout the continent from nine offices (Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Moka and Nairobi) in seven countries (Kenya, Malawi, 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 a best friends relationship with Taciana Peão Lopes & Advogados Associados in Mozambique, regularly works with other leading law firms across the rest of Africa, and is a representative of Lex Mundi, a global association with more than 160 independent law firms across the globe.

Clients include corporates, multinationals and state-owned enterprises across a range of industry sectors as well as financial institutions and governments. 

In Mauritius, Bowmans is a recognised expert in structuring global business vehicles, including those appropriate for funds and financial services providers, for clients using the country as a gateway to the rest of Africa.

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