Ezra Davids

Ezra Davids, an alumnus of the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Harvard Law School Executive Programme, is Chairman and Senior Partner at the African law firm Bowmans, specialising in M&A, capital markets and securities law, and is also the relationship partner for a number of the firm’s major clients. He is a regular contributor to a number of international publications in his areas of interest, has been named by Who’s Who Legal as one of South Africa’s leading M&A lawyers, and became the first practising African lawyer to make the full cover of The American Lawyer. Ezra Davids serves on the UCT Council and is the past chair of the UCT Law Faculty Advisory Board. He is also a past chair of the IBA subcommittee concerned with current developments in M&A law and is currently an officer of the IBA Corporate/M&A Committee. He is a trustee of the Legal Resources Trust, a patron of the Student Sponsorship Programme and a director of the Social Justice Initiative. In January 2022 he was named South Africa Lawyer of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards.