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Tax legislation is a broad and ever-evolving area of the law which can at times become complex and technical. Eversheds Sutherland’s tax practices handle complex and challenging legal matters for businesses throughout the world’s major economies. We pride ourselves in offering customised solutions to support our clients. Our tax lawyers are passionate about finding solutions that solve important tax problems, charting a way through the labyrinth of tax legislation, and providing you with integrated tax advice.

Our global network of lawyers are active in every area of taxation and work with established networks to give high-quality tax advice wherever you need it. Locally, our in-house tax specialists have the added benefit of drawing on their affiliation with an association of local tax practitioners, providing additional tax technical support.

Our focus is ultimately on helping you to achieve your objectives in a tax-efficient manner while offering a personalised approach to support you. Your point of contact will work directly with you throughout the course of your matters to ensure efficient timelines at a cost-effective rate.

Our South African tax team has specialities in the following areas:

- domestic corporate structuring and reorganisations

- mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

- debt structuring, including advice on interest deductibility, refinanced debt and tax efficient structuring of debt forgiveness

- international tax structuring (inbound and outbound investments, and controlled foreign company planning and advice)

- exchange control regulations

- employee and executive incentive and share schemes, including advice on both the design elements of the scheme and the associated tax implications

- advising on the application of the hybrid equity provisions to various financial instruments

- taxation of local and offshore trusts, including employee share trusts; and

- general income tax advisory services including tax legal opinions, voluntary disclosure applications and advance tax ruling applications.

If you would like any further information or need advice on your tax matters, please contact our tax team.