Bouwer focuses on business rescue, insolvency, mining, labour and administrative law related matters.
He has been the lead attorney representing the business rescue practitioners in some of the largest, most complex and most litigious business rescues in South African corporate history. He has also represented liquidators in pursuing claims in the hundreds of millions of Rands. In addition, Bouwer has advised on many large-scale retrenchments and restructures of distressed businesses, and has advised on multi-million Rands damages claims in mining related arbitrations, and in doing so have worked closely with some of the most renowned experts in this field in reducing claims by tens of millions of Rands.
Bouwer advises local and international clients, listed and private companies, registered credit providers, business rescue practitioners, affected persons of companies under supervision, liquidators, creditors in insolvent estates, trade unions, charity organisations (pro bono), industrialists and property developers.
He regularly publishes articles in professional legal magazines and the mainstream media and is often invited to make television appearances to discuss everyday legal topics.
Bouwer has represented clients in the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the High Courts, private arbitrations and mediations, public and private insolvency enquiries, the Companies Tribunal, enquiries in terms of the Tax Administration Act, the Labour Courts, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), bargaining councils and tribunals, the Court of the Commissioner of Patents, the Specialised Commercial Crimes Courts and the Magistrates’ Courts.