IFLR recognises 13 Bowmans practices across the continent in Tier 1

IFLR1000 has once again recognised Bowmans’ excellence advising on complex and multi-jurisdictional corporate and finance matters in Africa.   IFLR1000’s Financial and Corporate Guide for 2023, which was released today (23 November), shows that Bowmans was ranked in 19 areas, with 13 rated in the top tier. In addition, 45 of its lawyers were highlighted for their expertise. The publication 'undertakes qualitative research into law firms and lawyers’ and identifies and ranks ‘leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers’ in 250 countries. According to the publishers, the research and rankings are assessed ‘on the basis of transactional work’. In Kenya Bowmans was included in Tier 1 in all six available categories: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development: Energy/Power, Project Development: Infrastructure and Project Development: Mining.  In South Africa, Bowmans was rated Tier 1 in seven of the eight available categories:  in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development: Energy/Power, Project Development: Infrastructure and Project Development: Mining. ‘These results are particularly pleasing because they serve as credible feedback of the trust our clients from around the world continue to have in us when it comes to advising them on their most complex and largest legal matters. The strong relationships we have developed with our clients can be attributed to the laser-like focused dedication our people have shown to providing world-class legal services.’


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.

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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.