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Werksmans Attorneys
South Africa
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Ryan Killoran is a Director in the Tax practice area. He specialises in taxation of domestic and cross-border financial instruments and investment products; private equity fund formation and tax structuring for international investment funds; private equity deal structuring; and mergers, acquisitions and reorganisations of corporate entities. He also is deeply experienced in international tax planning for corporates (including controlled foreign companies; double tax agreements; financial services taxation; offshore acquisition financing structuring; foreign trusts; transfer pricing and thin capitalisation; taxation of local and offshore trusts); tax litigation; alternative dispute resolution; and settlements.


Ryan Killoran has been a director at Werksmans, working in the firm’s Tax Practice since 2015. He has received the best student award in the Higher Diploma in International Tax. He was the guest lecturer for the MCom Taxation and PG Dip International Tax courses at the University of Johannesburg and a guest lecturer on the South African aspects of various IBFD training courses. Ryan is also a contributing guest author of the following textbooks: • Olivier, L. & Honiball, M. 2009, The Taxation of Trusts in South Africa. Cape Town: Siber Ink. • Olivier, L. & Honiball, M. 2011, International Tax: A South African Perspective. Fifth Edition. Cape Town: Siber Ink.


He holds B Com LLB degree from the University of Johannesburg and a higher Diploma in Tax Law (Wits) and in International Taxation (University of Johannesburg).