He was instrumental in moulding the government's Temporary Employment Relief Scheme (Ters), which protected an estimated 267,000 businesses to continue paying R58bn in payments to 5.4-million employees during the pandemic.
Last night we received the devastating news that our Chairman and Senior Partner, Robert Legh, had passed away. We send our condolences to his immediate family. The Bowmans family has lost a leader, a partner, a colleague and a friend. Rest in peace, Rob, we will miss you deeply. pic.twitter.com/ZQp9AAvhTL— Bowmans (@Bowmans_Law) July 2, 2021
He specialised in antitrust and regulatory law as well as in mergers and acquisitions and mining law. In recent years, he worked on a number of high-profile cases relating to hostile mergers, abuse of dominance and cartels and contributed to the first South African textbook on competition law.
His expertise has been recognised by a number of international legal directories, including Chambers Global, the Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and the Global Competition Review.