Ezra Davids is chairman of corporate/M&A at Bowmans, specialising in M&A, 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 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 the former chairman of the Recent Developments in M&A Subcommittee of the Corporate and M&A Committee of the IBA and is a regular contributor to international M&A and equity capital markets publications. Ezra was the first practising African lawyer to be featured on the cover of The American Lawyer.