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Rob Hare is a senior associate in the Corporate Department, and a member of the tax practice area.
Rob handles matters involving transactional and non-transactional aspects of corporate tax. His practice includes advising on the taxation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, funding arrangements, employee incentive schemes and the establishment of business presences in South Africa. He has experience advising on the taxation of financial instruments, value-added tax and exchange control matters, as well as the taxation of cryptocurrencies and social impact investment structures. Rob also has extensive experience advising on the establishment and taxation of not-for-profit entities.
He has a particular interest in the fintech and technology sectors, specifically cryptocurrencies and blockchains, the banking and finance sector, and social impact investments.
Rob holds B.Bus.Sci (Law) and LL.B degrees from the University of Cape Town, a LL.M degree from the University of Chicago, and a PG Dip (Tax Law) degree from the University of Johannesburg.
- Advising one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, in its offer to acquire a local food and beverage company.
- Advising on a restructuring and co-investment into certain locally-held fintech companies.
- Advising a hospitality industry-focused private equity fund, regarding the establishment of a South African presence.
- Advising a black-owned investment holding company, in relation to its acquisition of a minority shareholding in a South African fund manager.
- Advising a leading South African social investment fund manager and advisor in determining which kinds of corporate or other vehicle(s) could be used in a proposed impact investing project.
- Advising various clients on certain aspects of the taxation of employee benefit schemes, including a large local bank, global mining group, and a regional luxury travel company.
Publications & Insights
- VAT on electronic services – amended regulations and guidance from SARS
- South African National Budget Speech 2018
- Attacks on low- or no-interest loans to trusts continue to be refined
- Surprise – you have to pay my tax
- South African National Budget Speech 2017
- Debt settled for consideration other than cash
- South African National Budget Speech 2017: Important proposed changes for businesses
- Section 8E and 8EA: Do the latest technical corrections address affected parties’ initial concerns?