South African firm Bowman Gilfillan expands in Durban

July 16, 2014 South African firm Bowman Gilfillan has expanded its maritime expertise by merging with Durban shipping boutique Velden Pike Nichols.

The merger adds three partners and five lawyers to the Bowman Gilfillan team. The partners are Mark van Velden, Andrew Pike and Trudie Nichols.

The move continues Bowman Gilfillan’s strategy of expansion, following a merger with Madagascan firm John W Ffooks & Co earlier this year and a merger with Botswana firm Bookbinder Business Law in October 2013.

Bowman Gilfillan partner Craig Cunningham commented the the merger would boost the firm’s maritime, logistics and transport offering, and that these sectors were marked for further expansion in the future.

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