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Bowmans expertise across Africa recognised in IFLR’s 2019 guide

18 October 2018

Bowmans’ Africa-wide expertise has featured prominently in IFLR1000’s 2019 Financial and Corporate Guide. The results include top tier rankings in seven practice areas. The expertise of 37 individual lawyers was recognised.

Bowmans is rated in the top tier in Kenya for Mining; in South Africa for Capital Markets, Power, and Mergers and Acquisitions; in Kenya and Uganda for Financial and Corporate; and in Uganda for Project Development.

Of the 37 Bowmans lawyers recognised, 28 were identified as ‘Highly Regarded’, five were labelled as ‘Rising Stars’ and four were named as ‘Notable Practitioners’.

According to client feedback quoted in the publication, ‘Bowmans is one of the most recognisable names in the South African market’. In Kenya, the firm was applauded for being ‘a fantastic firm to work with, highly effective and thorough’. Bowmans in Tanzania was identified as the go-to firm for oil and mining and Bowmans Uganda was celebrated as the leader in the TMT sector.

Clients are quoted as saying that the firm has a good ‘commercial understanding of laws and regulations’; that it is able to ‘offer accurate guidance and advice on short notice’; and that it demonstrates a ‘great work ethic’.

Bowmans’ chairman and senior partner, Robert Legh, says, “I am very pleased to see that the expertise available in each of our offices is being recognised. We owe this success to the hard work and dedication of our exceptional people across the continent. Being present in key jurisdictions and offering a consistently high level of service are two of the things we want to be known for, and these results are indicative of our progress in this regard.”

The IFLR1000 is a guide to the world’s leading corporate finance and transactional law firms. Rankings and editorial commentary are based on independent research conducted by teams of journalists covering more than 120 jurisdictions worldwide. Assessment criteria include transactional evidence and peer and client feedback.