Bowmans’ leadership in East and South Africa recognised

Posted on: 22 April, 2020 at 8:34 AM

Bowmans’ leadership in East and South Africa was recognised in The Legal 500’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Report for 2020, which was released on 15 April 2020, with one client being quoted as saying that the firm is ‘simply first class’.

Chairman and senior partner, Robert Legh says, “We are very proud of this achievement, which provides clear affirmation that our ‘one firm’ approach is gaining traction within the market.”

The firm achieved the highest number of individual practice rankings when compared with local competitors in Africa, being recognised in 20 practice areas, 11 of which were in the top tier.

Further, 73 of its lawyers were recommended within the commentary, while 23 were named in the elite list of ‘leading individuals’; six were recognised as ‘next generation partners’ and three were included in the ‘rising stars’ category. This is also the most lawyer recognitions when compared with local competitors in Africa.

The rankings are determined by extensive research into the capabilities of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. According to the publication, the Legal 500 highlights the teams that are providing the “most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel”.

Its research is “based on feedback from 300 000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market”.

According to the report, Bowmans has “demonstrated a continued commitment to Tanzania and the wider East Africa region”; its “Dar es Salaam office frequently works alongside colleagues in Nairobi and Uganda to advise on East Africa transactions and other engagements”; and its Uganda office, “fields a sizeable team of experienced partners and associates and forms part of the firm’s broad network of offices across the continent”.

Legh continues, “It is no small achievement that this respected and independent global research organisation continues to recognise our leading position in Africa. More importantly, the positive feedback from our clients as quoted in the report, underscores the value that we are delivering to them.”

Bowmans is a leading corporate law firm with a highly skilled team, track record and geographical footprint to provide both upstream and downstream services to the private equity sector in Africa.