Bowmans appoints Pride Jani as a partner in Johannesburg

Leading African law firm, Bowmans, has enhanced the breadth and depth of its offering in banking and finance with the appointment of Pride Jani as a partner in its Johannesburg office. ‘Pride has extensive experience advising clients, lenders and borrowers on finance transactions and structures, and will add new capacity to our General Finance Practice,’ says Ezra Davids, Bowmans chairman and senior partner. Pride specialises in debt and preference share finance transactions across a variety of sectors and is recognised by the Legal 500 as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in banking and finance. He is a skilled negotiator with considerable experienced in drafting the documentation underpinning finance transactions. He has BA, LLB and MCom (Taxation) degrees from Rhodes University. Davids concludes, ‘Pride is a well-respected lawyer. We are delighted to welcome someone of his calibre to Bowmans with our unique platform as a world-class Pan African law firm.’


Zingisa Motloba

Zingisa is returning to her roots as a private equity lawyer. She brings extensive experience gained in legal, compliance and governance roles in the private and public sectors, as well as in ESG, business strategy and leadership consulting.

Her career has been varied and versatile. After being admitted as an attorney just over 20 years…


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Chambers Africa Awards, 2023

Our South African Practice was named South Africa Law Firm of the Year and co-founder of our Kenyan Practice, Philip Coulson, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

IFLR Africa Awards, 2022

We received a total of six awards including overall M&A Team of The Year; Jurisdictional Firm of the Year: South Africa; Loans Firm of the Year: South Africa; M&A Firm of the Year: South Africa; and Project Finance Firm of the Year: South Africa. We also advised on the deal named M&A Deal of the Year.

African Legal Awards, 2023

We won the M&A Team of the Year Award and Paras Shah, managing partner of our Kenyan Practice, was named Partner of the Year East Africa.

Dealmakers Africa Awards, 2022

We ranked at the top of the M&A deal tables in East Africa by deal flow and second by deal value. We also advised on the deals named East Africa Deal of the Year and East Africa Private Equity Deal of the Year.