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.
Bowmans is the brand identity of a Pan-African legal practice comprising AF Mpanga Advocates in Uganda, Bowman Gilfillan Inc. in South Africa, Bowmans Tanzania Ltd in Tanzania and Coulson Harney LLP in Kenya.
With over 400 specialised lawyers, Bowmans draws on its unique knowledge of the business and socio-political environment in Africa to advise its clients on a wide range of legal issues.
The firm delivers integrated legal services to clients throughout the continent. 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.
Clients include corporates, multinationals and state-owned enterprises across a range of industry sectors as well as financial institutions and governments.
The firm’s expertise is frequently recognised by independent research organisations. The firm was ranked first by deal value and second by deal count in Mergermarket’s 2018 Africa league tables for legal advisors. It received first place in five out of six categories at the Dealmakers East Africa Awards for 2018. In the Dealmakers South Africa Awards for 2018, Bowmans was placed first for deal flow in the General Corporate Finance category. Click here for more information.
Its South African Practice is widely regarded as one of the leading corporate law firms in the country, with more than 300 specialist lawyers and a total staff complement of over 550.
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.
Adams & Adams is an internationally recognised and leading African law firm specialising in intellectual property (IP) and commercial services. Our highly skilled Corporate and Commercial team includes both authoritative transactional and litigation experts. This team routinely works with global investors and organisations to ensure we build, defend, and advance their interests across the Africa continent. The firm represents clients in areas such as commercial law, banking, finance, property, and litigation amongst others. The firm has its head office in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, which provides the perfect gateway through which it assists clients with legal services in Africa and the rest of the world.