Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr announced that Natalie Napier has joined the firm as a director in its Tax practice in Johannesburg.
Natalie, who joins from Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, has particular experience in the tax implications arising from Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) transactions and drafting the contractual framework of these transactions. Through her involvement with the legal preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Natalie has gained substantial experience in the legal aspects and tax considerations associated with organising an event of this scale and nature, and the interrelationship between many role players including government, the stadia and host cities.
Natalie's arrival coincides with the appointment of Professor Emil Brincker as a director in the Tax practice.. Their appointments boost the team of 10 experienced tax advisors and highlights Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's commitment to continually growing its specialist expertise.
Chris Ewing, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr CEO, said: "I am delighted that Natalie chose to join us. Her appointment is an important part of our plan to expand and strengthen our tax practice. It also underscores our commitment to growing the depth of specialist skills in the firm as a whole so that our clients benefit from the added value of specialised knowledge across the full range of business legal services."
Natalie holds the BSc (Town and Regional Planning) and LLB (cum laude) degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, and she has Higher Diplomas in Company Law and Tax Law, both obtained with distinction.
Natalie joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr on 3 November 2008