Bowmans continues to grow its Tax Practice in Johannesburg with the appointment of international tax expert, Robyn Berger

Leading Pan-African law firm Bowmans has appointed Robyn Berger as a partner in its Tax Practice. Berger is recognised as an expert in international and corporate tax and exchange control. “Robyn’s skills are a great fit for Bowmans, especially considering how active we are in cross-border transactions for clients operating in South Africa and further afield in Africa,” says Barry Garven, head of Bowmans’ Tax Practice in Johannesburg. Berger is a former head of International Tax at KPMG Services, where she spent 15 years, leaving in December 2017 to add investment banking exposure to her core strengths in tax and exchange control. She has been a tax practitioner since 1999, having joined the Corporate Tax Department of Arthur Andersen in that year. Berger has a B.Com in Financial Accounting as well as Higher Diplomas in Taxation and in International Tax. As a partner in the Tax Practice at Bowmans, she will bring to bear her formidable experience in advising clients on the tax and exchange control implications of operating and investing in South Africa, other African countries, Europe, Asia and Australasia. “International tax expertise is a key asset to Bowmans, which has a significant practice in cross-border transactional work,” says Garven. “Understanding the cross-border income tax, VAT and exchange control implications of both outbound and inbound investments is a priority for many of our clients. Robyn’s arrival enhances our skills base in this specialist area.” Berger’s appointment follows those of three new partners to Bowmans’ Tax Practice at the beginning of March this year: lateral hires Adele de Jager and Michael Rudnicki, and newly promoted partner Kelly Wright.

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