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Employers & Experience: Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc.

Johan was appointed as a director of Hofmeyr Tax and Secretarial Services, a subsidiary of Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala Inc., and then also became a director of Cliff Dekker Hofmeyr Inc., after Cliff Dekker and Hofmeyr merged in September 2008. Johan was Hofmeyr's first dedicated tax director.

The idea was to have a relative small tax function to support Hofmeyr as a firm, which Johan did in the various mergers and acquisition transactions in which the firm was involved.

Johan formed a unit with the Litigation Department of Hofmeyr to concentrate on tax disputes, and was also involved in numerous Alternative Dispute Resolutions and other settlement negotiations.

Reported Tax Cases

Two tax cases, in which Johan was involved during this period, were:

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