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 experience includes outbound investments into Africa, as well as inbound investments 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. Jackie has also lectured on SA Exchange Control at the Wits Tax Masters course.
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.