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Our track record of providing specialist legal services in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution, spans over a century.

With nine offices in seven African countries and over 400 specialist lawyers, we draw on our unique knowledge of the business and socio-political environment to advise clients on a wide range of legal issues.

Everywhere we work, we offer clients a service that uniquely blends expertise in the law, knowledge of the local market and an understanding of their businesses. Our aim is to assist them to achieve their objectives as smoothly and efficiently as possible while minimising the legal and regulatory risks.

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

Our expertise is frequently recognised by independent research organisations. We 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, we were 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.

We offer a comprehensive two-year programme for you, as a candidate attorney, to serve your articles with us. 

Articles Programme:
Applications for articles for 2023 are open from 01 January 2021 until 31 December 2021. Applications for articles for 2024 will open in June 2021. Click here for more info.  

Bursary Programme: Matric Applicants can apply using this link which leads to Leaply too. Here’s the link: Bursary Application Portal. Applications are welcome from 01 August until 30 September.

The Virtual Experience Programme can be added to the list of opportunities available for anyone to register and complete. Here is the link: Bowmans Virtual Experience Programme

Vacation Work Programme:

Bowmans Break Programme 1:
01 February until 30 April

Bowmans Break Programme 2:
01 August until 30 September

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How to apply

Applications are submitted using the links on our websites and applicants are directed to our online portal.

We recruit Candidate Attorneys throughout the year until our spaces are full.


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