|No. of offices 6|
No. of employees 554+
Key people Robert Legh (Chairman)
Number of attorneys 307
|No. of attorneys 307+|
Major practice areas Corporate Law Firm
Number of employees 554
Company type Law firm
Number of offices 7
|Headquarters Johannesburg, South Africa|
Founders Douglas Gilfillan, Richard Bowman
Subsidiaries Velden Pike Nichols, Findlay and Tait, John W Ffooks & Co.
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Bowmans is a law firm based in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, with offices in Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Kampala and Nairobi. It is one of the "Big Five law firms" in South Africa.
Bowman Gilfillan was formed through the merger in 1998 of three law firms – Bowman Gilfillan Hayman Godfrey (established 1902), Findlay & Tait (established 1885) and John & Kernick (established 1923).
In 2009, the firm advised Bharti Airtel, India's largest cellular services provider in their proposed acquisition of the MTN Group, the largest announced but uncompleted merger in South Africa's history with a value of $23 billion.