Oil trader Gunvor Group is suing Cerberus Capital Management, alleging that the private-equity firm is refusing to pay its share of costs incurred when the two companies made a failed $650 million bid for Chevron Corp. assets in South Africa.
Competition law in Africa is becoming increasingly active and, in certain respects, complex. The number of competition regimes, and the relationships between them, is on the increas
[Column] Virusha Subban: Comparisons between sugar tax policy in South Africa and the United Kingdom
SA legislators may look to provisions in the UK draft bill for guidance on how to structure some of the aspects of the SA tax, but the UK tax differs from the current SA proposals in several significant ways.
Pan-African law firm Bowmans has announced the opening of a new office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with effect from January 2017.
Compliance with procedural requirements essential when dealing with South African Customs - Bowmans Law
The Pretoria High Court in South Africa (sitting as three judges) recently decided on an appeal case that involved a dispute with Customs. The case outlined the repercussions of non-compliance with procedural requirements when litigating against Customs.
The party that emerges as the winner of Ghana’s general election, to be held on 7 December, should seize the opportunity to drive economic growth by creating policies and a legislative environment where business builders can thrive.
[South Africa] Norilsk Nickel launches legal action against BCL over non-payment for African asset sale
Norilsk Nickel Mauritius and Norilsk Nickel Africa Pty Ltd announce that they have filed legal claims against BCL Limited and BCL Investments Proprietary Limited in the Botswanan courts and in the London Court of International Arbitration to recover the USD 271.3 million.
A team of specialist litigation and corporate lawyers at Bowmans South Africa has been involved in one of the largest commercial settlements in the history of South Africa’s construction industry.
President Muhammadu Buhari will today swear in Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Daily Trust learnt last night.
There are a variety of different ways in which a law firm can measure its success, depending on the perspective taken. If law firms have the expertise that their clients need, when their clients need it, in the location that their clients operate in, then they are positioned to succeed.
The Private Equity team of pan-African law firm Bowmans has won the Best Legal Service – Private Equity Award at the African Global Funds (AGF) Service Providers Awards, held in Cape Town at the end of October.
Quantum Global Group, an investment firm focusing on Africa, has announced the newest appointments to its Advisory Board, Dr. Cheick Diarra and Dr. Thomas Ladner.
The South African and Kenyan offices of pan-African law firm, Bowmans, together with international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and leading Nigerian law firm Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, will launch their inaugural African Private Equity Academy in Sandton this week.
[South Africa] Afreximbank introduces model law to improve legal frameworks for factoring growth in Africa
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has introduced a model law on factoring to provide a benchmark for African national legislatures enacting arrangements aimed at fostering the growth of factoring activities across the continent.
[South Africa] Bowmans Africa-wide experience is recognised by IFLR1000’s 2017 Financial and Corporate Guide
IFLR1000 has ranked four of Bowmans Africa-wide practice groups as top tier, 21 leading lawyers and six rising stars in the 2017 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide.
A team of specialist corporate lawyers at Bowmans Kenya has been involved in the largest equity deal in Kenya and East Africa in 2016, and one of the largest equity deals in Kenya to date.
Craig Cunningham, the Head of the Shipping & Logistics Practice at pan-African law firm Bowmans in Cape Town, was one of a few lawyers from the African jurisdiction to address delegates at the 8th Asian Maritime Law Conference (AMLC) held in Singapore at the end of September.
The High Court of Kenya handed down judgment on the first competition case in Kenya, in the matter between Mea Limited and the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK), in August this year.
[South Africa] Bowmans to hold seminar focusing on unlocking potential on ports and logistics sector in Africa
The Ports, Terminals & Logistics Sector Group at Bowmans will hold an event entitled, “Having your stake and eating it too: Exploring Opportunities in the Ports and Logistics Sector", at the firm's Sandton offices in October this year. Interested parties are welcome to attend this event.
Leading pan-African law firm, Bowmans walked away with three awards at the prestigious African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa in Johannesburg on 9 September 2016.
Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group today announced that from 1 September 2016 it will operate across Africa under one brand name: Bowmans.
Harvard Law School collaborates with local business, academic institutions and a law firm to address policy issues in Africa
The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School has initiated a faculty development initiative with the University of Cape Town in South Africa
African Legal Support Facility concludes capacity-building training on PPPs in infrastructure projects
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and its partners concluded a five-day training focused on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in infrastructure projects.
Álvaro de Santos is principal partner at legal firm, Desantos Legal, Spain. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
It was a very cold afternoon in January of 2014. Our International Commercial Arbitration class had ended barely ten minutes earlier. I stood by the exit doors, occasionally peering through the thick transparent glass, as though such a ritual would make the outside temperature warmer when I finally stepped out into the wintry conditions.