Founded in 1868, Webber Wentzel is a leading full-service law firm providing clients with innovative solutions to their most complex legal and tax issues across Sub-Saharan Africa. With over 450 lawyers, their multi-disciplinary expertise is consistently ranked top-tier in leading directories and awards, both in South Africa and on the African continent. Their collaborative alliance with Linklaters and their deep relationships with outstanding law firms across Africa provide clients with market-leading support wherever they do business. Webber Wentzel was named African Law Firm of the Year and African Alliance of the Year (with Linklaters) at the 2019 African Legal Awards.
ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with offices in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa. With more than 600 specialist practitioners, we have deep expertise and the capacity to solve all your legal, tax, forensics and IP requirements, and help you navigate regulatory hurdles, no matter where in Africa you do business. We are entrusted by major local and international clients to handle and co-ordinate even their most complex and sensitive requirements quickly, efficiently and with excellence. As a result, our consistently high standards have been recognised by prestigious international ranking agencies. Because we have had many years of practical experience working on the ground throughout Africa, we have developed a proven track record and a solid understanding of local cultural, commercial and geopolitical contexts, as well as long-standing partnerships with trusted firms with whom we work.
Bowmans helps its clients manage legal complexity and unlock opportunity in Africa. Its enviable track record of providing legal services to the highest professional standards on the continent, spans corporate, finance, competition, taxation, employment, technology and dispute resolution matters.
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 from eight offices (Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lusaka, Moka and Nairobi) in six countries (Kenya, 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 & Partners LLP in Ethiopia, and Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie in Nigeria. The firm has special relationships with PFI Partnerships in Malawi, and Taciana Peão Lopes & Advogados Associados in Mozambique; a non-exclusive co-operation agreement with French international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel that provides access to lawyers in francophone west and north Africa; regularly works with other leading independent law firms across the rest of Africa; and is a representative of Lex Mundi, a global association of more than 160 independent law firms across the globe.
Clients include domestic and foreign corporates, multinationals, funds and financial institutions, across a range of industry sectors, as well as state-owned enterprises and governments.
With more than 300 lawyers and a total staff complement of over 550, Bowmans is widely regarded as one of the leading corporate law firms in South Africa.
Established in the early 1900s, Werksmans Attorneys is a leading corporate and commercial law firm, serving multinationals, listed companies, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and government.
Werksmans’ more than 200 lawyers, over 22 practice areas of law and a strong African alliance are a powerful team of independent-minded individuals who share a common service ethos.
With a formidable track record in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Werksmans is distinguished by the people, clients and work that it attracts and retains.
Ever aware of changing dynamics in corporate and commercial spheres, we remain at the cutting edge of legal developments across a broad range of industries, through insightful, pragmatic, solution-driven thinking.
Our commitment is an unchanging one; to provide elegant, simple solutions to even the most complex of legal matters, and to do it with the client’s interests at heart.