Dries Hoek

Dries Hoek

Director

Dries Hoek is a Director in our Tax & Exchange Control practice. He is an expert in all aspects of tax law with a particular interest in the tax issues that flow from mergers and acquisitions, with over ten years' experience advising South African and international companies on domestic and cross-border transactions. Dries has extensive experience in conducting due diligence reviews, the appraisal of acquisition and disposal transactions, financial modelling and providing clients with general corporate tax planning and advisory.

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Dries qualified as a Charted Accountant in 2004 and practiced in Deloitte’s M&A Tax department. He later joined Webber Wentzel in 2007, where he was appointed as a Director in 2010. Dries joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Director in 2015.

Dries has over ten years' experience advising South African and international companies on:

  • Domestic and cross-border transactions
  • South African corporate tax planning;
  • Mergers and acquisitions including empowerment transactions and an interest in transactions within the mining sector;
  • Corporate reorganisations and restructurings;
  • Employee incentive schemes; and
  • Design private equity buyouts, including debt pushdown and management participation structures

 

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2017, 2018 and 2020 recommended Dries for tax.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant (SA)
  • BCom Accounts (Honours), University of Pretoria
  • Higher Diploma in Tax law, University of Johannesburg

Memberships

  • SAICA (member since 2004)