Firm Profile > Bowmans > Kampala , Uganda


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Bowmans stands out for its cross-border capabilities; its African office network comprises eight offices in six countries on the continent. The firm has carved out a niche in fintech, which is part of its broader TMT practice. David Mpanga is skilled in corporate and M&A and litigation, including constitutional and human rights disputes. Ernest Wiltshire’s experience spans labour, immigration and tax law and product liability litigation. Financial services expert William Kasozi is the managing partner.

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Bowmans is a leading Pan-African law firm. Its track record of providing domestic and cross-border legal services in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution spans over a century.

With 400 specialised lawyers, Bowmans is differentiated by its independence and the quality of legal services it provides.

The firm delivers integrated legal services to clients throughout Africa from six offices (Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Kampala and Nairobi) in four countries (Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda).

Bowmans works closely with leading Nigerian firm Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, and Mozambique-based boutique firm Taciana Peão Lopes & Advogados Associados. It also has strong relationships with other leading law firms across the rest of Africa and is a representative of Lex Mundi, a global association with more than 160 independent law firms 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 has been named African Legal Adviser by DealMakers for the last three consecutive years and South African Law Firm of the Year for 2016 by the Who’s Who Legal. Most recently, Bowmans won the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year Award at the prestigious African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa in 2017. The firm was also ‘highly commended’ in the African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year categories.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and financial services regulatory
Commercial property
Dispute resolution
Employment and benefits
Environmental law
Governance, compliance and investigations
Government contracting and public procurement
Oil and gas
Private equity
Mergers and acquisitions
Regulatory services
Shipping and logistics
Number of lawyers : 400
Lex Mundi
Contacts : William Kasozi (managing partner, Uganda, T: +256 41 425 4540, E:
Other offices : Cape Town
Other offices : Dar es Salaam
Other offices : Durban
Other offices : Johannesburg
Other offices : Nairobi