Louis  Botha

Louis Botha

Senior Associate

Louis Botha is a Senior Associate in our Tax & Exchange Control practice. His experience includes the areas of corporate tax, individual tax, employees’ tax (PAYE), environmental taxes, such as carbon tax and the application of exchange control laws in various contexts, including the regularisation of tax and exchange control contraventions. He also has experience in tax controversy and dispute resolution.

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Louis Botha joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2015.  He was appointed as an Associate in 2017 and promoted to Senior Associate in 2019.

  • Advising on and obtaining exchange control approval for different types transactions, including funding transactions, outward foreign direct investments, transfer of funds abroad under the dispensations available under exchange control law
  • Advising companies in different sectors on the exchange control rules applicable to them, including companies in the financial sector and insurance industry
  • Advising and assisting individuals with the regularisation of their offshore assets with the South African Reserve Bank, including regularisation of such assets under the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme
  • Advising and assisting individuals to obtain exchange control approval, including transactions and matters involving deceased estates, immigrants and emigrants

Education

  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council
  • BComm Law (with distinction), University of Pretoria
  • LLB (with distinction), University of Pretoria
  • LLM Tax Law, University of Pretoria
Mid-term Budget Speech
30 October 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

Mid-term Budget Speech

Louis Botha Tax & Exchange Control Senior Associate, took part in a panel discussion on CNBC's Closing Bell to unpack some highlights from Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's mid-term budget speech on 28 October 2020.

Proposed gambling tax draft legislation
26 June 2019 Tax & Exchange Control

Proposed gambling tax draft legislation

Louis Botha, Associate in the Tax & Exchange Control practice, joined eNCA to discuss the proposed gambling tax draft legislation that will be introduced during 2019.

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Louis Botha - SA FM - Carbon Tax Act
25 June 2021 Tax & Exchange Control

Louis Botha - SA FM - Carbon Tax Act

Louis Botha, Senior Associate in our Tax & Exchange Control practice joined SA FM to discuss the Carbon Tax Act. He gives insight on some of the industries that need to register and how the tax is calculated.

Exchange control
3 December 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

Exchange control

Tax and Exchange Control Senior Associate, Louis Botha, joined Cape Talk to discuss the legality of holding onto unspent foreign currency and related exchange control issues.

Key aspects from the mid-term budget policy speech
6 November 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

Key aspects from the mid-term budget policy speech

Louis Botha, Senior Associate in the Tax & Exchange Control practice joined Benito Vergotine on Smile FM to discuss key aspects from the mid-term budget policy speech (MTBPS), that took place on 28 October 2020.

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