Firm Profile > Bowmans > Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


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Bowmans has demonstrated a continued commitment to Tanzania and the wider East Africa region. The Dar es Salaam office frequently works alongside colleagues in Nairobi and Uganda to advise on East Africa transactions and other engagements. Asha-Sabrina Ayub  was hired from A&K Tanzania in 2019 and bolsters the firm's strength in mining and oil and gas. Aside from ongoing cross-border M&A and investments, the office has remained active in restructurings and assisting clients with exiting the jurisdiction. It is also at the forefront of big-ticket disputes thanks to the presence of Audax Kameja, including IP cases and arbitration. Managing partner Wilbert Kapinga is at the top of his field in corporate and finance transactions, while Chris Green has extensive cross-border and international transactional expertise.

Practice head(s):

Wilbert Kapinga


The Bowmans team has been practical, resourceful, and able to think outside the box.

Chris Green and Wilbert Kapinga have a highly proactive and responsive manner, and provide guidance that is both legally and commercially astute.

Key clients

Alliance One Tobacco Tanzania

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa


DSM Corridor Group Ltd

Kibo Capital

Komatsu Europe International

Liberty Kenya

Millicom Tanzania

Bowmans is the brand identity of an African legal practice comprising AF Mpanga Advocates in Uganda, B & M Legal Practitioners in Zambia, Bowman Gilfillan Inc. in South Africa, Bowmans Mauritius Ltd in Mauritius, Bowmans Tanzania Ltd in Tanzania, Coulson Harney LLP in Kenya and PFI Partnerships in Malawi.

Its Tanzanian Practice was established in January 2017 with an experienced team comprising leading corporate and commercial lawyers and dispute resolution experts.

The firm’s track record of providing legal services in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution, spans over a century. With over 400 lawyers, Bowmans draws on its unique knowledge of the business and socio-political environment in Africa to deliver integrated legal services to clients throughout the continent.

Everywhere it operates, Bowmans offers its clients a service that uniquely blends expertise in the law, knowledge of the local market and an understanding of their businesses. The firm’s aim is to assist its clients to achieve their objectives as smoothly and efficiently as possible while minimising the legal and regulatory risks.

Bowmans works closely with its alliance firm, Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office, in Ethiopia, its best friends in Nigeria and Mozambique (Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and Taciana Peão Lopes & Advogados Associados, respectively) and has strong relationships with other leading law firms across the rest of Africa. It is also a representative of Lex Mundi, a global association of more than 160 independent law firms in all the major centres across the globe.

Clients include corporates, multinationals and state-owned enterprises across a range of industry sectors as well as financial institutions and governments.

Bowmans’ expertise is frequently recognised by independent research organisations. The firm received awards in three out of four categories at the Dealmakers East Africa Awards for 2019: top legal adviser in the M&A Category for both deal flow and deal value and advised on the Deal of the Year. In the Dealmakers South Africa Awards for 2019, Bowmans was placed third for deal value in the M&A Category and advised on both the Deal of the Year and the BEE Deal of the Year.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Tanzania Wilbert Kapinga +255 76 898 8640
Total staff : 800+
Lawyers : 400+
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