Coulson Harney


5th Floor, ICEA Lion Centre, West Wing
Riverside Park, Chiromo Road

+254 20 289 9000

Key contacts:

Managing Partner, Kenya: Richard Harney
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 400
Total staff complement: Over 800
Number of countries: 4
Number of offices: 6
Network memberships: Lex Mundi
Best friend relationships: Across Africa

Bowmans is the brand identity of a Pan-African legal practice comprising AF Mpanga Advocates in Uganda, Bowman Gilfillan Inc. in South Africa, Bowmans Tanzania Ltd in Tanzania and Coulson Harney LLP in Kenya.

The group is differentiated by their independence and the quality of services they provide.

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 of the Year by DealMakers for the last four consecutive years.  Bowmans was also the only firm that was ‘highly commended’ in the African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice category at the African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa in 2017. Click here for more information.

Its Kenyan Practice has one of the largest corporate and commercial legal practices in the country and has developed a reputation for providing quality legal advice and transaction services. 

Bowmans’ track record of providing legal services in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution, spans over a century. Click here for further detail.

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Alan Keep
Managing Partner, Group
T: +27 11 669 9348

Richard Harney
Managing Partner, Kenya
T: +254 20 289 9000

Wilbert Kapinga
Managing Partner, Tanzania
T: +255 76 898 8640

William Kasozi
Managing Partner, Uganda
T: +256 31 226 3757

The firm has specialist expertise in a range of sectors. Click here for further detail.

South Africa (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg)
Tanzania (Dar es Salaam)
Uganda (Kampala)