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Roné la Grange is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Tax Practice.
Roné has over 17 years of corporate tax experience with significant involvement in financial services tax matters in key sectors such as banking, insurance and private equity. Her expertise also extends to exchange-traded funds, collective investment schemes, hedge funds, property funds and treasury operations.
Roné is skilled in conceptualising, implementing, and the tax administration of both executive and broad-based share incentive plans.
Roné has consulted on a wide range of corporate tax matters, including but not limited to the implementation and collapse of black economic empowerment transactions, group restructures, management buy-outs, debt restructuring, private equity fund structures, employee equity incentives, finance and investment structures. She has experience in tax due diligences, obtaining tax rulings, objection and appeals, settlement negotiations and general tax compliance.
Roné has BLC (cum laude) and LLB (cum laude) degrees from the University of Pretoria, an LLM in Tax from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Diploma in Company Law from the University of Johannesburg and a Diploma in Financial Markets.
Roné recently advised on the following types of transactions:
- The introduction of black economic empowerment at a manufacturer, which included an intra-group restructure, formulating the parameters of the notional vendor funding to suite specific needs, and ensuring broad-based incentivisation for staff on a continuous basis.
- The restructuring of external debt and the shareholder funding of companies in financial distress, taking into account cross border aspects, business rescue circumstances and the impact on mining companies.
- The set up and refinancing of a project company that will engage in generating renewable energy.
- The recapitalisation and restructure of the debt and equity funding of a hospitality group following the raising of new debt.