Keshen Govindsamy

Keshen Govindsamy


Email keshen.govindsamy@​

Phone +27 11 286 6920

Fax +27 11 286 6901


Practice groupCorporate

Keshen Govindsamy focuses on providing tax advice to corporates and high-net worth individuals and the structuring of both inbound and outbound 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).

Keshen has concluded approximately 21 tax regularisations, either through the voluntary disclosure programme or special voluntary disclosure programme, for high net worth individuals with SARS.

Education and admissions


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


Golden Key International Honour Society

Court admissions

South Africa

Related practices


Representative experience

Advised on the use and implementation of the rollover relief provisions to facilitate qualifying transactions on a tax-neutral basis.

Acted for a major foreign health care company in its internal restructure on a tax neutral basis.

Acted for a major outdoor advertising company in establishing a presence in approximately 16 different African jurisdictions, which included tax and structuring advice.

Acting for a listed telecommunications service provider in a cross-border dispute with SARS.

Advising Black Wattle Colliery in the disposal of its beneficiation plant to Sisonke Coal Processing Proprietary Limited.

Advising Indian pharmaceutical company, Mylan Laboratories Limited, in its ZAR130m acquisition of local manufacturing facilities from various South African entities.

Advising a South African listed bank in the restructure of its South African operations.

Advising a U.S.-owned group in its local restructure of companies in the agricultural sector.

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