Hogan Lovells Grows Corporate Practice in Johannesburg With Specialist Tax Hire

LONDON, 12 May 2015 - Hogan Lovells has announced that Jackie Peart is joining the firm this week as a tax partner in Johannesburg. Jackie has substantial experience in cross border and domestic tax issues, including Exchange Controls in the context of cross border M&A.  She has particular expertise in the retail, mining and financial services sectors.

Since 2013 she has been managing director of Jaquel Advisory and previous to this she was at Ernst & Young for almost 20 years. She started her legal career at Webber Wentzel Attorneys. Jackie has been at the forefront of many significant South African transactions – she led on a number of high-profile deals including advising Walmart on the tax and exchange control structuring for the acquisition of Massmart and was lead structuring partner in the Barclays/ABSA transaction. 

David Gibbons, global head of Hogan Lovells' corporate practice, said:
"From her experience working across tax structures and principles and advising corporations on setting up business in Africa, including French-speaking Africa, Jackie has a strong understanding of working with both domestic and multi-national clients. Jackie’s experience complements our corporate transactional practice and our complex cross-border M&A expertise in highly regulator sectors, particularly in energy and mining work in Africa."

Jackie added:
"Hogan Lovells' established global corporate practice, coupled with its extensive tax advisory offering, provides the ideal platform for me to work with clients across all aspects of tax structuring deals. I am very excited to begin working with the team in Johannesburg and globally."

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