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Richard Pickup, Specialist Consultant

Richard Pickup

Specialist Consultant

BAcc, Master of Commerce (Taxation)



Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax planning and consultancy

Practice notes

Richard graduated from Rhodes University in 2002 and completed his articles with Deloitte in Durban where he qualified as a chartered accountant. After articles he completed a short-term secondment with Deloitte in Boston, USA. Apart from two brief stints in commerce and industry, Richard has consulted in the tax field since 2007. He first joined the corporate tax team at KPMG in 2007 and thereafter PwC in 2010 where he worked as a senior manager until 2017.

Richard is a specialist consultant in the tax advisory division of the commercial department in our KZN office. He is part of a highly respected tax consultancy network, ThinkTax, and retains his affiliation with this group whilst working at Eversheds Sutherland. Richard’s experience has been largely focussed on corporate tax advisory work, including corporate restructurings and re-organisations, mergers and acquisitions, tax due diligences, corporate and international tax queries and assisting with SARS audits and disputes.

Richard has presented tax lectures and training seminars covering a wide range of corporate tax matters. He has also presented numerous budget day seminars where proposed domestic tax legislation is unpacked and discussed.