Litigation specialist joins Bowmans in Cape Town

Leading African law firm Bowmans has expanded its litigation capabilities in Cape Town by appointing well-respected litigation lawyer, Lucien Lewin, as a partner. Lewin specialises in commercial contract disputes, shareholder and director disputes and matters involving administrative, constitutional, construction and competition law. Ezra Davids, Bowmans chairman and senior partner, says, ‘During his many years a litigation lawyer, Lucien has successfully handled a number of interesting and high-profile matters. We look forward to the contribution that he will make to Bowmans and our clients in the Cape Town region.’ Lewin, who was admitted in 2010, has worked in the Litigation Department of a large law firm in Johannesburg, as equity partner and head of Litigation at a Cape Town based law firm, and as legal manager and group company secretary of citrus group Capespan. While at Capespan, Lewin managed local and international litigation – successfully litigating in London on behalf of an Isle of Man-based company within the group – and assisted with the incorporation of new Capespan companies in Chile, Mauritius, Mozambique and South Africa. One of Lewin’s career milestones was acting for a national sports governing body in dealing with historical mismanagement. Another highlight was successfully representing a national fitness group in the renegotiation of rental terms during the Covid-19 lockdown. Lewin is a University of Cape Town graduate, having obtained an LLB in 2007. This was his second UCT degree: earlier, he completed a BMus in piano and trombone (followed by four years as principal base trombonist at the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra). ‘We are delighted that Lucien has chosen to join Bowmans. His litigation skills, business acumen and legal management background will supplement our already-strong Cape Town litigation capability,’ concludes Davids.

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Lucien Lewin

Lucien Lewin is a Partner in our Cape Town Litigation practice and a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution department.

Most of Lucien’s litigation practice involves commercial contractual disputes, including franchise agreement and shareholder agreement disputes.  He actively represents clients involved in shareholder and director disputes and has successfully represented well-known and respected directors in…

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Accolades

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, 2022

We won four practice awards including Banking and Finance Team of the Year; Capital Markets Team of the Year; Tax Team of the Year and Transportation and Infrastructure Team of the Year.

Dealmakers South Africa Awards, 2021

We placed first by deal flow and second by deal value in the Unlisted M&A Transactions category; first by deal flow and third by deal value in the BEE Deals category; third and fourth by value and flow respectively, in the Listed Company M&A Transactions category; and fourth by deal value and deal flow in the General Corporate Finance category.