Bowmans appoints Mark Linington as tax executive in Johannesburg

Leading African law firm Bowmans continues to enhance the breadth and depth of its offering in tax, this time with the appointment of Mark Linington as tax executive in its Johannesburg office. Linington is a chartered accountant with 28 years’ experience as a tax adviser. ‘Mark is a well-known and respected practitioner and will enhance the capacity of our Tax Practice in Johannesburg,’ says Ezra Davids, Bowmans chairman and senior partner. Linington specialises in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including private equity buyouts, disposals and restructurings, fund formation, distressed debt restructuring and recapitalisation, and broad-based black economic empowerment structures. His expertise is recognised by both Chambers Global and the Legal 500. He has a BAccSc in Financial Accounting from the University of South Africa, as well as higher diplomas in taxation and accounting from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Davids concludes, ‘Mark is an outstanding professional with a well-established track record as a leading tax practitioner. We are delighted to welcome a person of his calibre to Bowmans with our unique platform as a world class Pan African law firm.’


Paras Shah

Paras is a leading corporate and commercial lawyer who has worked on many of Kenya’s most high-profile M&A, capital markets and financing transactions. He is renowned for getting deals done across East Africa by providing unequivocal advice to help his clients navigate complex legal issues.

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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.