Jackie Peart

Jackie Peart

Partner, Johannesburg

Email jackie.peart@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +27 11 523 6021

Fax +27 86 557 1183

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupCorporate

Advising corporates on tax structuring (domestic and cross-border) and exchange control particularly in the context of cross-border transactions and mergers and acquisitions, are Jackie Peart’s main focus areas. 

Her expertise includes inbound/outbound investment into Africa, as well as inbound investment into South Africa in the retail, mining, financial services and telecommunications sectors.

As a fluent French speaker, Jackie also advises clients on expansions into Africa and on a wide range of general corporate tax issues, which include providing tax advice and assisting corporates setting up business in French-speaking Africa. 

Having been with Ernst & Young (now EY) for 19 years stands her in good stead when it comes to corporate and international tax and exchange control, particularly in the context of cross-border transactions and mergers and acquisitions. She assisted in setting up the EY Africa tax offering in the late 1990s, heading it up for some years.

In addition, she assists multinational corporate clients in dispute resolution involving complex tax issues with the revenue authorities, both in South Africa and the rest of Africa. 

Jackie has also lectured on SA Exchange Control at the Wits Tax Masters course.

"Jackie Peart is experienced handling the tax aspects of cross-border M&A transactions, in addition to corporate tax structuring at a domestic and international level. She garners praise from commentators for her ‘excellent client service and attention to detail’, with sources also highlighting that she is ‘easy to work with and understands client pressures’."

Chambers Global

Awards and recognitions

2018

Recommended in
Chambers Global/Tax Consultants

Education and admissions

Education

BA (Hons), University of Witwatersrand

Diploma in Capital Gains Tax (cum laude), University of Johannesburg

Higher Diploma in Income Tax Law, University of Johannesburg

LL.B., University of Witwatersrand

Court admissions

South Africa

Related industries

Insurance

Related practices

Tax

Representative experience

Lead tax structuring partner for Walmart on the tax/exchange control structuring in respect of the Massmart acquisition.

Lead tax structuring partner in the transaction involving a major financial institution and ABSA.

Lead tax structuring partner on a tax structuring of Vale’s acquisition of Teal (ARM).

Advising NTT (Japan) on tax structuring of the acquisition of Dimension Data.

Advising GSK on GSK/Aspen transaction and various tax structuring issues.

Advising Vale Mining Group in respect of tax structuring around various African/South African investment opportunities.

Tax advisor to Host Broadcaster and numerous foreign companies/broadcasters/artists in South Africa during the FIFA World Cup.

Assisting multinational corporate clients in dispute resolution involving complex tax issues with the revenue authorities.

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