Charles Young > Bowmans > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

South Africa


Charles Young heads Bowmans’ Mining Sector.

He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and corporate and commercial law.

His experience covers domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, governed by both English and South African law, across the African continent.

He is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, an attorney at law in the State of New York and a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

He has BCom and LLB (Hons) degrees from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and an LLM from Yale Law School, USA.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Mining

Bowmans is primarily recognised for mining M&A, regulatory and environmental matters. The firm advises on big-ticket M&A and asset disposal transactions. Charles Young is highly reputed for mining M&A transactions, Claire Tucker for environmental issues and Jason Wilkinson for mining sector finance. Wandisile Mandlana is developing a strong reputation for environmental and mining law.

South Africa > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Bowmans has cemented its standing in cross-border M&A and continues to impress in advising foreign investors and multinational clients. It has a high market share of engagements on transformational and headline deals. Ezra Davids is chairman of the corporate group and has an excellent record in cross-border deals. Charles Douglas and Tholinhlanhla Gcabashe jointly head the M&A department, while John Bellew leads the private equity team. Ashleigh Hale and Charles Young are also highly rated.