Esther Geldenhuys

Esther Geldenhuys

Senior Associate
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Esther Geldenhuys is a Senior Associate in the Tax Practice in our Johannesburg Office.

She specialises in international tax planning for corporate and wealthy individuals and families. She has experience in voluntary disclosure programmes, emigrations, international corporate tax, foreign-controlled companies, double tax agreements, offshore acquisition financing structures, foreign structures, foreign trusts, transfer pricing and South African exchange control.

Esther’s qualifications include a B.Com Law degree and a LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch. She also has a higher diploma in International Tax and a LLM (Tax) from the University of Johannesburg.

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Having previously worked for two other big South African law firms, Esther has a broad set of technical skills in the individual tax, corporate tax, international tax and exchange control space, including the following:

  • assisting South African multinationals and non-resident companies with the tax and exchange control implications arising from internal restructures, mergers and acquisitions;
  • assisting South African and non-resident companies with acquisition transactions and providing due diligence assistance, deal structuring advice, post deal implementation advice and advice on management incentive schemes;
  • assisting and providing tax advice to Linde plc, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company, on the take private of its JSE listed subsidiary Afrox Limited through a scheme of arrangement;
  • assisting and providing tax advice to the South African Breweries and Anheuser-Busch InBev on the unwind of their existing B-BBEE transaction and the launch of a new B-BBEE transaction;
  • assisting high net worth individuals with tax and estate planning, voluntary disclosure programmes and emigrations;
  • provide expatriate tax advice, including the application of double taxation agreements where individuals work in and outside of South Africa, as well as in respect of the corporate tax implications for foreign employer companies conducting business in South Africa;
  • advising multinationals on transfer pricing; and assist South African companies and individuals with exchange control applications.

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