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M&A specialist Stimela Mokoena joins Bowmans as partner

22 April 2022

Leading African law firm Bowmans is growing once again. The firm has appointed mergers and acquisitions lawyer Stimela Mokoena as a partner in its Johannesburg office M&A Practice with effect from 1 April 2022.

Mokoena joins Bowmans with 11 years’ experience as an M&A attorney. He specialises in M&A, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, corporate finance, empowerment ventures, stock exchange securities transactions as well as capital markets, private equity and regulatory work involving the JSE and Takeover Regulation Panel.

He has represented government bodies as well as clients in both listed and unlisted environments and worked on cross-border transactions in Africa. He has extensive experience in the mining industry and has also worked in the construction and engineering, transport and renewable energy sectors.

Bowmans chairman and senior partner, Ezra Davids, says: ‘This is an opportune time for a lawyer of Stimela’s calibre to join Bowmans. M&A activity is on the resurgence across Africa and his experience, much of it gained in international transactions on African soil, will serve our clients well.’

Mokoena has an LLB from the University of Johannesburg and qualifications in advanced company law, international business transactions law and private equity from the University of the Witwatersrand and the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Davids concludes, ‘We are delighted that Stimela has decided to join us. His skills in the M&A space will augment those of our renowned M&A team, with a strong presence in the mining sector. His experience will serve us well as we continue in our quest to build the pre-eminent African law firm.’