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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

1 PROTEA PLACE, SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG 2196, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel:
Work +27 11 562 1000
Fax:
Fax +27 11 562 1111
Email:
Web:
www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com
Cape Town, Johannesburg

Ludwig Smith

Tel:
Work 27 11 562 1500
Email:
Web:
www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com/en/people/ludwig-smith.html
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial 

Position

Ludwig Smith is a Director in our Corporate and Commercial practice. He advises clients on typical banking and finance transactions in which banks make funding available to their clients. Ludwig also advises clients on the formation of investment vehicles and advises banks and mining companies on tax issues.

Languages

English

Member

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces

Education

  • B.Com, LLB, University of the Witwatersrand
  • HDip (Company Law)
  • Year of admission: 1982


South Africa

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Ludwig Smith - Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Within: Banking and finance

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr remains noted for preference share fundings, derivatives, structured lending and bank regulatory matters. It advised Harmony Gold on a $200m equity take out bridge loan facility to fund part of the acquisition of the Moab Khotsong and Great Noligwa Mines from Anglo Gold Ashanti. Deon Wilken heads the department, which also includes seasoned figure Ludwig Smith, DCM specialist Pierre Swart and derivatives expert Bridget King.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is the undisputed leader in financial services-related tax issues thanks to the presence of Emil Brincker, who is, arguably, 'the number one tax adviser' in the jurisdiction. He and the team act for many of the major banks and financial institutions in South Africa and have an exceptional record in corporate tax and cross-border M&A, tax litigation, VAT and funds-related tax. Ludwig Smith remains a key name for hybrid financing instruments and preference share funding-related tax issues. Gerhard Badenhorst is a leading VAT expert and Mark Linington is at the forefront of corporate tax and fund formation tax issues.

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