Marissa Wessels

Marissa Wessels


Email marissa.wessels@​

Phone +27 11 775 6323

Fax +27 86 286 6901

LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans

Practice groupCorporate

Marissa Wessels provides tax advice to corporates and high-net worth individuals and assists with local and international tax structuring.

She has experience in tax dispute resolution up to Constitutional Court level.

Education and admissions


LLB cum laude, University of Pretoria, 2015

B.A. Law, University of Pretoria, 2013


Golden Key International Honour Society

Court admissions

South Africa

Related practices


Representative experience

Assisted in advising various multinationals on the interpretation of double taxation treaties between SA and foreign jurisdictions.

Assisted in advising high net worth individuals regarding the unwinding and regularisation of "loop structures", and the regularisation of assets and tax defaults.

Advising a cryptocurrency developer on tax implications and regulations of cryptocurrency, structuring and tax consequences of certain blockchain & Etherium principles.

Assisted several clients in the resolution of their Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) and Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) applications.

Assisted a governmental body in a tax dispute up to the Supreme Court of Appeal, which included the application of the CFC provisions.

Advising a multinational asset management in its acquisition of a South African trade financier, involving double taxation treaties between SA and foreign jurisdictions.

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