Former EY Tax Partner, Jackie Peart, joins Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg
Jackie Peart has joined Hogan Lovells South Africa as a partner in the tax department.
Jackie holds a BA (Hons) degree in French and an LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as a Higher Diploma in Income Tax Law and a Diploma in Capital Gains Tax (cum laude) from the University of Johannesburg.
She was admitted as an attorney in 1993. After completing her articles at Webber Wentzel Attorneys, Jackie spent 19 years at Ernst & Young (now EY) where she gained extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and international tax and exchange control, particularly in the context of cross border transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
Her expertise includes outbound investments into Africa, as well as inbound investments in the retail, mining, financial services and telecommunications sectors. She was also the partner generally responsible for advising on exchange control matters with respect to the firm’s clients. Furthermore, she assisted multinational clients in the area of South African Revenue Service dispute resolution. She has advised numerous multinationals on expansions into Africa, which included providing tax advice and assisting corporates setting up business in French speaking Africa. Among others, she was the lead tax structuring partner for Walmart in the Massmart acquisition and also in the Barclays/ABSA transaction.
Her past clients include Black & Veatch, Walmart, Barclays Bank, Glaxo Smith Kline, Bayer, John Deere, TransUnion, Vale, Norilsk Nickel Africa (formerly LionOre), SaintGobain, Edcon, Lancet Laboratories, Goldfields, Paladin Labs, Senwes, Host Broadcaster, Laepple, Blackthorn Resources, Mantra Resources, numerous junior miners, various offshore pension funds investing in South Africa, multinationals with operations in South Africa, and offshore groups participating in the FIFA World Cup. In addition Jackie has lectured on SA Exchange Control at the Wits Tax Masters course.