Eversheds Sutherland expands its Tax practice in South Africa with new partner hire

tax law
13 May 2019

Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed tax Partner Carmen Moss-Holdstock to its South Africa office.

Carmen, who joined the global legal practice earlier this year as head of tax, provides specialist tax and exchange control advice to clients on a global basis. She holds a LLM and Mcom (Tax) degree from the University of Cape Town and previously worked with leading law firms, both local and international.

Carmen specialises in advising large corporates within the financial services sector on various aspects of tax including: corporate, M&A, international, value-added and dispute resolution. She has experience in advising large companies in the mining sector and has provided specialist tax advice to large South African corporates in a number of industries including the banking and finance sector. Carmen also advises South African multinationals in respect of the South African tax consequences relating to cross-border transactions.

Carmen is a registered tax practitioner and is registered as a Master Tax Practitioner with the South African Institute for Tax (SAIT). Her recent and most notable transactions include:

  • the R35 billion Edcon Restructuring, providing tax advice on behalf of the lenders to the transaction;
  • listing of Dischem on the JSE stock exchange;
  • Life Healthcare’s acquisition of Alliance Medical in the United Kingdom; and
  • Sanlam’s acquisition of Saham Finances in Morocco.

Carmen Moss-Holdstock commented:

“I am very excited to have joined Eversheds Sutherland, a leading global legal practice with offices in all major jurisdictions. I look forward to bringing additional experience and knowledge to the existing Tax and Exchange Control practice, and providing further in-depth, comprehensive, integrated and specific tax advice within the context of corporate and other legal transactions.”

Carmen joins a global tax practice of over 150 lawyers in 20 jurisdictions.

(This article is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. For more information on the topic, please contact the author/s or the relevant provider.)
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