Johan Coertze is an associate at Fasken. Johan is in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group specialising in tax. He is part of the team that advises clients on direct and indirect taxation matters relating to corporate and business law.
Johan assists both local and international clients with tax dispute resolution processes including drafting objections and conducting appeals. In addition he advises on procedural aspects of tax statutes including reviewing decisions of the commissioner, enforcing taxpayers’ rights and assisting clients with claiming refunds. Additionally Johan assists clients in applying for public benefit organisation status and the various aspects ancillary to such approval as well as assisting clients with any disputes that arises.
With regards to restructuring he provides opinions and advice on the tax consequences of internal and external restructuring, mergers and acquisitions as well as once-off transactions.
Johan is part of the team that has drafted various submissions to the South African Revenue Service on various tax legislative changes.
- Advised on the tax implications of an international merger in the pharmaceutical industry.
- Part of the team that advised mining and industrial clients on tax litigation and the tax consequences of internal and external restructuring.
- Part of the team that advised a client in the transport industry in a large merger filing.