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Conor McFadden, Partner

Conor McFadden

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction South Africa, 2000
Language(s) English
Office(s) Johannesburg


Conor advises both domestic and international clients on direct and indirect taxation matters relating to corporate and business law, including the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate restructurings, cross border transactions, transfer pricing, thin capitalisation, employee share option schemes and State royalties on mineral resource transfers.

Conor advises on the tax implications of various funding arrangements, including debt and preference share funding and has advised a number of issuers and funders in this regard.   

He is regularly involved in making representations to the National Treasury on draft revenue legislation and applying for Advance Tax Rulings on behalf of clients from the Advance Tax Ruling Unit.

Conor has extensive experience in tax litigation and alternative dispute resolution and deals with the South African Revenue Service on a regular basis. He represents clients on Exchange Control Regulations and assists clients in obtaining exchange control approval from the Financial Surveillance Department on both inward and outward investments.

Conor has also been involved in setting up a number of public benefit organisations and obtaining tax exempt status for such organizations from the Tax Exemption Unit.


  • Recognised for his expertise in the field of Tax, The Legal 500 Europe Middle East and Africa 2016 to 2017
Legal 500 Publication name with laurels The Legal 500 Europe Middle East and Africa Recognised for his expertise in the field of Tax

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLM, with distinction University of Witwatersrand
  • Diploma, H Dip Company Law (with distinction) University of Witwatersrand
  • LLB University of Witwatersrand
  • BA University of Witwatersrand

Community involvement

  • Trustee, St David’s Marist Foundation

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa
  • Member South African Fiscal Association


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker "Achieving a thriving exploration and junior mining sector – focusing on flow through shares" Junior Mining Conference


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