Legal Business

Allen & Overy becomes the first Magic Circle firm to set up in South Africa

Firm opens Johannesburg office after hire of Bowman Gilfillan finance team

Allen & Overy (A&O) finally put its stamp on South Africa with the launch of office number 45 in Johannesburg last month. The move sees A&O become the first Magic Circle firm to establish a presence on the ground, with the hire of a banking and finance team from local firm Bowman Gilfillan.