With over 400 specialist lawyers, Bowmans draws on its unique knowledge of the business and socio-political environment in Africa to advise clients on a wide range of legal issues. The firm helps is clients (including domestic and foreign corporates, multinationals, funds and financial institutions across a range of industry sectors, as well as state-owned enterprises and governments) to manage legal complexity and to unlock opportunity on the continent. The firm has eight offices in six countries (Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). 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 firms, Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office in Ethiopia and Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie in Nigeria. The firm has special relationships with PFI Partnerships in Malawi, and Taciana Peão Lopes & Advogados Associados in Mozambique; regularly works with other leading independent law firms across the rest of Africa; and is a representative of Lex Mundi, a global association of more than 160 independent law firms across the globe.

Purpose

Aligned with the firm’s vision, Bowmans is building the pre-eminent African law firm, supporting its clients and its people, as they seek to unlock opportunity, overcome challenges and realise the hopes that will shape the future of Africa.

It is an inclusive firm guided by an agreed culture and values, and is committed to the principles of social and economic transformation and to cultivating an environment where diversity prospers.

The firm helps non-profit organisations so that they, in turn, can help others; collaborates with various organisations to aid small businesses and start-up; and makes a range of corporate social investments.

Alan Keep

Managing Partner, Bowmans

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Summary

Bowmans commits to donating ZAR 2.8 million per annum for each of the next three years towards supporting secondary schools in underrepresented and underprivileged communities and running a Bursary Programme open to university students.

Activities & Initiatives

Bowmans will measure progress by tracking the value of investments in inclusion programs aimed at boosting diversity. Bowmans commits to advancing racial equity across racial and ethnic identities facing societal inequality and injustice by increasing the pool of law schools from which it recruits by 2023. Bowmans is dedicated to responsible and ethical practices by requiring all employees to complete training relating to our Code of Conduct, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Data Privacy, Insider Trading and Information Security policies annually. Bowmans seeks to build productive relationships with its key stakeholders and incorporates stakeholder perspectives to drive future success.

Measures & Targets

Bowmans commits at least ZAR 20 million per annum in pro bono legal services targeting inter alia (i) indigent and other vulnerable persons, and asylum seekers, (ii) gender rights, (iii) non-profit organisations and (iv) qualifying small business and start-ups.

Bowmans commits to donating ZAR 2.8 million per annum for each of the next three years towards supporting secondary schools in underrepresented and underprivileged communities and running a Bursary Programme open to university students.

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Summary

Bowmans commits to advancing racial equity across racial and ethnic identities facing societal inequality and injustice by increasing the pool of law schools from which it recruits by 2023.

Activities & Initiatives

Bowmans will measure progress by tracking the diversity of law school recruits.

Measures & Targets

Bowmans commits to advancing racial equity across racial and ethnic identities facing societal inequality and injustice by increasing the pool of law schools from which it recruits by 2023.

SDG Focus Area(s):

Summary

Bowmans is dedicated to responsible and ethical practices by requiring all employees to complete training relating to our Code of Conduct, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Data Privacy, Insider Trading and Information Security policies annually.

Activities & Initiatives

Bowmans will measure progress by tracking the percent of employees receiving training on the organization’s anti-corruption policies and procedures with a goal of reaching 100%.

Measures & Targets

Bowmans is dedicated to responsible and ethical practices by requiring all employees to complete training relating to our Code of Conduct, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Data Privacy, Insider Trading and Information Security policies annually.

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