Friday, September 09, 2016

Leading Pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has appointed partner, Joe da Silva, to strengthen its Africa-wide Governance, Compliance and Investigations practice. 

Joe has extensive experience in conducting theft, fraud and corruption investigations in South Africa and other African countries, including Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. He has led highly specialised teams in complex forensic accounting investigations in the public sector, particularly on behalf of government departments, municipalities and parastatals as well as for listed entities. His experience has covered conducting many Anti-Bribery and Anti-corruption compliance due diligence engagements in terms of the FCPA and UK Bribery Act all over Africa, and Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC) and Sanctions screening assessments in many African jurisdictions for various local and international financial institutions. 

Joe joins the firm from Ernest & Young, where he was a partner in the Fraud, Investigation and Dispute Services division, based in Sandton. 

This appointment follows a number of recent partner hires. Bowmans recently appointed Jane Andropoulos and Bonnie Steyn in the dispute resolution practice, Patricia Williams in the firm's Tax Practice, Warren Hamer in the Real Estate practice and Zano Nduli in the M&A practice. 

Chairman and Senior Partner, Robert Legh, says, “We are delighted to welcome Joe to Bowmans. He is a highly qualified and experienced professional whose knowledge will bolster our Governance, Compliance and Investigations practice with its already highly qualified and experienced team. 

Bowmans is differentiated by its footprint and the superior quality of legal advice, and excellent hires like Joe are key to our strategy to better support the increasing needs of our clients on the African continent.”