Senior Associate, Bowman Gilfillan


Alex Cockburn is a senior associate in the banking and finance team at Bowman Gilfillan in South Africa. Alex obtained her LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Cape Town. She has international experience in the banking and finance sector, having worked in both the South African and Dutch markets. She was based in Amsterdam for 3 years, working as a member of the banking and finance team at one of Europe’s magic circle law firms. Alex has experience in leveraged finance transactions, secured and syndicated lending, and preference share funding, as well as securitisations.

Alex’s recent transactions include advising the lenders in connection with the financing of Woolworths’ acquisition of David Jones in Australia and advising Rand Merchant Bank in connection with the funding advanced to Virgin Active South Africa. Alex has experience of advising on local as well as cross-border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. She has acted for both lenders and borrowers in the South African and international markets.

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Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance
  • Year Qualified



    University of Cape Town: LLB, LLM


    Law Society of the Northern Provinces (South Africa)