Hogan Lovells Grows Corporate Practice in Johannesburg With Specialist Tax Hire
12 May 2015
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."
"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."