- Significant Matters
Frequent changes in tax law in various African countries, creates a need for access to specialised and professional tax advice.
Our tax lawyers have knowledge based on years of experience and a depth and breadth of tax law skills that few are able to match. We provide tax efficient business solutions by combining this strength with commercial acumen.
Our services range from the tax aspects of corporate transactions to financial structuring and project finance matters to the tax implications of employment decisions. We also handle tax litigation and dispute resolution on behalf of our clients.
Our corporate, banking and finance and commercial lawyers work closely with our tax lawyers to ensure that all aspects of transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, cross-border investment structures and corporate restructures) are thoroughly considered and planned.
We provide much sought after advice on all tax and regulatory aspects relating to international trade (imports, exports and local manufacturing of goods), particularly customs and excise tax and exchange control.
We represent taxpayers in negotiations with the tax authorities. Where necessary we lobby tax authorities and make representations on a wide range of issues relating to new legislation, obtaining directives and dispute resolution.
Our service extends to alternative dispute resolution proceedings where we regularly act on behalf of tax payers by lodging objections, appeals and review applications against tax assessments.
We have specialist knowledge of a variety of sectors including construction and infrastructure, energy, financial services, logistics, mining, real estate and telecommunications.
Our clients include leading corporates, retail and investment banks, financial institutions and high net-worth individuals in the countries in which we operate. We also work with international law firms to service their clients expanding into Africa.
- The South African Department of Economic Development
- The South African Department of Economic Development on Import Control Regulations tax dispute
- Tax dispute regarding accounting standards of obsolete and damaged closing stock
- Royal Bafokeng’s acquisition of mining infrastructure and assets
- AB InBev’s exit from Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
- Harmony Gold’s BEE transaction
- Complex debt restructuring and sale of The House of Busby
- Afrisam’s restructuring
- Airports Company South Africa
- Northam Platinum on its foreign acquisition the in USA
- Cell C’s restructure
- Refinancing of loan facility to Gold One Group
- Superior Homes
- General Motors South Africa
- Northern Platinum
- The slot charterers of the “Maersk Londrina” and their P&I insurers
- Alexander Forbes
- Dis-Chem Pharmacies
- World Triathlon Corporation and Ironman Epic Holdings
- Plum LLP
- Wilderness Holdings
- Rio Tinto International Holdings Limited