- 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.
Chambers and Partners, 2022
‘a stellar tax department offering a deep bench experienced in handling a broad spread of tax issues, including disputes, transactions and corporate restructuring’
‘acts for a host of well-known foreign and domestic clients on sophisticated tax mandates across various industry sectors, especially financial services and food and beverages’
‘possesses significant experience working with tax authorities on regulatory matters, and is well known for its strength in complex cross-border transactions’
Legal 500, 2021
‘a multi-skilled and versatile team’
‘With both lawyers and accountants in the group, it continues to impress in M&A and private equity-related tax matters, while being more than credible in disputes, international tax and debt restructuring’
‘represents a multitude of international clients, prominent domestic businesses and a range of private equity houses’