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Keshen Govindsamy


Keshen Govindsamy

Keshen Govindsamy focuses on providing tax advice to corporates and high-net worth individuals and the structuring of both in-bound and out-bound investments. 

He is also experienced in tax dispute resolution, including preparing requests for reasons, drafting objections and litigating in the tax court, as well as the resolution of disputes with the South African Revenue Service (SARS).


Representative experience

Advised various multinationals on the interpretation of double taxation treaties between SA and foreign jurisdictions.

Assisted in developing tax efficient structures for out-bound investments, including advice on South Africa's controlled foreign company (CFC) legislation.

Assisted in the interpretation and application of the OECD's Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information as well as the OECD's G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project.

Assisted in the drafting of various intra-group transaction agreements.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B., University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2014


  • Golden Key International Honour Society

Court admissions

  • South Africa

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