Bowman Gilfillan expands across Africa

One of the big five in the region, the South African firm, which opened a Botswana office this month, is working on a medium-term plan to have between eight and 12 offices across the continent.


The law firm is competing with international firms, such as DLA Piper and Clifford Chance, which are also working fast to strengthen their position across the 50+ countries in the region. Bowman already has five offices - in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, as well as South Africa. Its priority growth areas now include Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to BusinessDay Live.

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