Ezra Davids is chairman and senior partner of Bowmans. He specialises in M&A, capital markets and securities law.
Ezra is a member of the governing Council of the University of Cape Town. He is 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 enables academically talented, low-income students to excel in South Africa’s best high schools). He is also a 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 regular contributor to international M&A and equity capital markets publications.
Ezra was recently named by the New York-based Global M&A Network as one of the Top 50 Global M&A Dealmakers, and South African Lawyer of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards 2022. Ezra was the first practising African lawyer to be featured on the cover of The American Lawyer.