Mareli  Treurnicht

Mareli Treurnicht


Mareli Treurnicht is a Director in our Tax and Exchange Control practice. She has experience in applying for advanced tax rulings, drafting opinions and advising on general tax matters, and in particular corporate restructures, trusts, international tax, exchange control, and share incentive schemes. Mareli also has experience in general and tax litigation and has advised on commercial transactions.

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Mareli began her career in 2009 as a Candidate Attorney at ENSafrica where she was appointed as an Associate in 2011. She joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in 2015. In 2017 Mareli was appointed as a Director.

  • Drafting and submitting of tax objections and appeals.
  • Drafting and submitting of advanced tax ruling applications.
  • Drafting and submitting of applications for voluntary disclosure relief.
  • Tax advice in respect of group restructurings and other commercial transactions.
  • Drafting of commercial agreements.
  • Drafting and registering of trust deeds.
  • Advising on share incentive schemes.
  • Advising on exchange control implications of transactions.
  • Drafting of general tax opinions.
  • Alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
  • High Court and Magistrates’ Court litigation.


  • BCom (with Law), University of Stellenbosch
  • LLB, University of Stellenbosch
  • PG Dip (Tax Law), University of the Witwatersrand
  • Certificate of Competence (Advanced Company Law I), University of the Witwatersrand
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2011
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council