Ezra Davids is chairman of Corporate/M&A at Bowmans specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and securities law.
Ezra is the most recent chairman of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Law School of the University of Cape Town. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Legal Resources Trust (a non-profit human rights organisation using the law as an instrument of justice); a director of Freedom Under Law (a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of the rule of law in Southern Africa), and a patron of the Student Sponsorship Programme (a non-profit organisation that places and enables academically talented, low income students to excel in South Africa’s best high schools).
He is also the former chairman of the recent developments in M&A subcommittee of the Corporate and M&A Committee of the International Bar Association and is a patron of the Student Sponsorship Programme and a member of the University of Cape Town Council.
Ezra is the relationship partner for a number of the firm's major clients such as Bharti, Verizon, Barrick Gold Corporation, Microsoft, UPS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Eskom and Transnet.
He is also a regular contributor to international M&A and equity capital markets publications, and is co-contributor on the mergers’ chapter of the Modern Company Law textbook.
Ezra was the first practising African lawyer to be featured on the front page of the American Lawyer.