Carmen is a partner at Eversheds Sutherland's Tax department. She specialises in financial services, corporate, M&A tax, international tax, value-added tax and tax compliance. She advises and has acted for clients in a variety of industries in particular the banking industry and large South African corporates. She also has experience in the mining sector and has advised large mining companies.
Carmen also advises South African multinationals in respect of the South African tax consequences arising from their inbound investment strategies/transactions into South Africa.
She has provided clients on a global scale with strategic solutions on matters relating to transaction structuring, private equity, black economic empowerment transactions, tax dispute resolution and corporate restructuring.
More recently Carmen was involved in the Edcon Restructuring transaction which entailed a R35 billion restructuring where she provided tax advice on behalf of the lenders to the transaction. She was also involved in a further transaction involving Dischem and Alliance Medical Healthcare as well as Sanlam's acquisition of Saham Finances in Morocco.
Carmen was nominated for 3rd tier tax in Chambers and Partners in 2017 and is a SAIT Master Tax Professional.
She has authored a chapter and a number of articles for publication, notably the Business Tax, Company Law quarterly journal, the IFBD VAT Global Journal and Tax Talk.
Carmen has lectured as a guest lecturer at the University of Johannesburg for the PG Diploma in 2013 and the MCom Tax law in the Commerce Faculty in 2015.
She is the previous chairperson for the SAIT Tax Administration Act Committee and is a member on the SAIT Business Tax Committee and SAIT VAT Committee.