Heinrich joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2010. He was retained as an Associate in 2012 and promoted to Senior Associate in 2014. Heinrich was appointed as a Director in 2018.

  • Tax and Exchange Control advice and opinions: Heinrich advises on all tax and exchange control aspects of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, incentive schemes and empowerment transactions.
  • Tax dispute resolution: Heinrich has been involved in many tax objections and appeals, and has taken a number of cases to the tax court.
  • Advance tax rulings: Heinrich has assisted many clients in obtaining advance tax rulings in respect of commercial transactions.
  • Tax and exchange control due diligence investigations
  • Exchange control applications
  • Liquid fuel industry: Heinrich also generally advises on commercial matters in the fuel industry, including the importation and manufacture of fuel products, wholesale supply, retail supply and the transportation of fuel. He has experience in the drafting of fuel supply agreements (including aviation fuel – into plane and bulk supply), retail dealer agreements (CODO and DODO), leases in respect service stations, transport agreements and throughput agreements.

Notable matters:

  • Advised on empowerment transaction involving Chevron South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Involved in restructuring of the Puma Energy group's South African interests
  • Defended tax assessments based on simulation for Total South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Obtained advance tax ruling for empowerment transaction in the Harmony group
  • Advised on an incentive scheme for WBHO


  • BA (Hons), University of Pretoria
  • LLB, University of Pretoria
  • LLM (Tax), University of Pretoria
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2012


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