Bowman Gilfillan appoints new managing partner


Bowman Gilfillan, the pan-African corporate law firm, has announced the appointment of Alan Keep as Managing Partner with immediate effect.

Internationally ranked as leader in his field, and a member of the International Bar Association, Keep is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Department and Head of the Tax Practice Area in Johannesburg.

Keep has recently worked on major transactions for South African and international clients in the banking, beverages, financial services, mining, property and communications sectors. He has advised on the structuring and implementation of numerous significant black economic empowerment transactions in the South African market.
The role of Managing Partner is a newly created position within Bowman Gilfillan.

“The Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, which now has over 400 lawyers in offices across five countries on the African continent, has enjoyed strong growth over recent years. The market for legal services has changed significantly in that time, and we need to do things differently in order to remain the first choice for our clients’ most important and complex matters. The Managing Partner of our firm has a key role to play in achieving our vision to be the pre-eminent law firm in Africa. Our partners have endorsed Alan to fulfil this role, and we wish him well in his new position,” says Robert Legh, Bowman Gilfillan Chairman.


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