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Bowman Gilfillan partners with employee benefits specialists
The partners of Hunter Law, a Johannesburg-based practice specialising in employee benefits and financial services, have joined Bowman Gilfillan, one of South Africa’s premier corporate law firms, with effect from 1st October 2011.
Bowman Gilfillan will now have the largest practice area in South Africa in financial and fiduciary law including:
Medical schemes; and
The provision of financial services to institutional investors.
This will result in enormous benefits for the clients of both firms, as there are substantial synergies between the respective practice areas. Clients will be exposed to a full range of professional expertise in both practices and an African footprint.
Rosemary Hunter says her firm has achieved extraordinary successes since it started six years ago. The firm was the winner of the Principal Officers Association/Global Pensions Imbasa Yegolide “Law firm of the year” award for 2009, 2010 and 2011. In March 2010 it published The Pension Funds Act: A Commentary, the only academic-standard textbook on pension law in South Africa, and which was written by the new Bowman Gilfillan directors Rose Hunter, Johan Esterhuizen, Tashia Jithoo and their former colleague, Sandile Khumalo. It is the standard reference work for Wits students of pension law and will be used in the pension law course to be offered by Johan Esterhuizen on behalf of the University of Johannesburg from 2012.
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Bowman Gilfillan is widely regarded as one of the premier corporate law firms in Africa. It employs 322 specialised lawyers (including 122 partners), has a total staff complement of 610. The firm has expertise across Africa and has a close association with law firm Coulson Harney in Nairobi.
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Bowman Gilfillan is one of the largest South African corporate law firms with operations in Sandton (Johannesburg), Cape Town and Kenya. The firm is widely respected and recognised for its professionalism and for providing high quality legal services.
The firm specialises in the following areas of law: Corporate law, Employment law, Intellectual property, Litigation (including arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution), Real estate and conveyancing, Maritime and transport. Incisive thinking, impeccable logic and well-groomed minds are the trademarks of the firms’ professional staff.
Bowman Gilfillan has developed and implemented a comprehensive pro bono policy and through this, its practitioners provide legal services to deserving organisation and individuals on a free basis.
The firm supports BEE and has its own transformation charter. The firm has been given an “A” rating by Empowerdex. Bowman Gilfillan was named South Africa Law Firm of the Year 2010 in the Who’s Who Legal Awards for the third consecutive year.
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