Howmera began her career in 2010. She practiced as an Associate and Senior Associate at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc. (ENSafrica) until 2017 and thereafter practiced in leading international law firm, Baker McKenzie until 2019. Howmera joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Director in 2020.

Howmera specialises in corporate tax international tax and exchange control. She focuses on South African and cross-border M&A related tax matters including pre and post-acquisition restructurings and integrations as well as tax issues in connection with structuring of and financing of both domestic and cross border transactions and local empowerment transactions. 

Her experience covers representing major corporations, investment banks, funds, high net-worth individuals and others on a range of tax and exchange control matters including complex equity and debt structuring, estate planning, due diligence reporting and advising on the tax implications of convertible and exchangeable, security offerings, financial products including Islamic financial products, equity-linked securities, security units, hybrid securities and traditional corporate finance transactions as well as public and private equity and debt offerings. 

Howmera also advises on domestic and international tax controversy matters across all phases of the audit cycle, alternative dispute resolution and tax litigation proceedings in South Africa.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 recommended Howmera for Tax.

Education

  • LLB, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Admitted as an Attorney: 2012
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council