Emil Brincker

Emil Brincker

National Practice Head, Director

Professor Emil Brincker is a Director and National Head of our Tax and Exchange Control practice. Emil’s experience includes the areas of corporate finance, corporate reorganisation and restructuring, exchange control, export finance, funding, general banking and commercial including derivative transactions, empowerment transactions, transfer pricing and tax law including income tax, tax controversy, VAT, securities transfer tax, PAYE, capital gains tax (CGT) and other fiscal statutes.

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  • Emil obtained his doctorate during 1992 on company law and his thesis related to the financial assistance by a company in relation to share acquisitions. He was offered a part-time professorship from the University of Johannesburg during 1999.
  • Chambers Global 2003 to 2019 ranks "highly regarded" Emil Brincker in Band 1 Tax. Chambers Global notes that Emil is rated as "one of the best tax lawyers in South Africa." Sources praise both his technical skills and client service: "His turnaround time is astonishing."
  • The Legal 500 EMEA series 2018 ranked Emil as a "leading individual" for tax. In 2016 - 2017 he was listed as a recommended individual in Tax.  2006 to 2014 named "a leading tax lawyer". He is a foremost expert in South Africa on corporate reorganisations and structural finance transactions.
  • Who's Who Legal - International Who's Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers 2012 - 2014 and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2014 selects Emil as being among the world's leading corporate tax, as well as insurance and reinsurance lawyers. Leading lawyer by Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax – Advisory and Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax – Controversy for 2017 and 2018.
  • Best Lawyers International South Africa (2008 – 2019) listed Emil as a 'best lawyer' in Tax. Emil is also named Tax Law 'Lawyer of the Year' 2014 and 2017.

 

Education

  • BCom cum laude, LLB cum laude, LLM cum laude LLD, University of Stellenbosch
  • HDip (Tax) cum laude, University of Johannesburg
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1989
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