Bernard is a tax and exchange control lawyer.
Bernard has over 16 years of experience in the tax and dispute resolution field in the private and public sector. His tax experience covers the full remit of the tax, customs, excise and dispute resolution process. His capabilities include all alternative dispute resolution processes and litigation in all the courts.
His experience of over 8 years with the South African Revenue Authority where he was involved in various aspects of the dispute resolution process including governance process, settlement, litigation and concession of tax, customs and excise cases makes him ideal to assist taxpayers in tax and customs disputes and general advice.
Bernard is also experienced in providing advice on group restructures, reorganizations, applications for various tax rulings, share-buy-backs and review of the tax implications and tax risks of various financing and acquisitions transactions. He has also advised local and international clients on the tax implications of investing in various African jurisdictions.
Bernard strives to understand the client’s business in order to obtain the best outcome for the client in any dispute with the Revenue Authorities and/or limit their exposure to any possible tax risks.
His clients include private and public entities, financial institutions, wealth planning organisations and public benefit organisations.