Wally Horak > Bowmans > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

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Wally Horak heads Bowmans’ Tax Practice in Cape Town.

Wally advises on a wide spectrum of tax law matters, including international tax (with special emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions), financing, transfer pricing, exchange control and expatriate secondments; and local corporate tax, including advising on the tax efficient structuring of mergers and acquisitions, the structuring of private equity funds, tax efficient financing structures and tax efficient share schemes.

Wally also advises on the tax and exchange control implications of investing in or trading with various African countries.

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South Africa > Tax

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Bowmans‘ tax team includes both lawyers and accountants. It has gained further recognition for its expertise in private equity and M&A-related tax, along with international tax, debt restructuring and significant tax disputes. Alan KeepWally Horak and Barry Garven comprise an impressive senior team, while Patricia Williams is noted for tax disputes. Kelly Wright is another name to note.

South Africa > Investment funds

Bowmans is a strong player in private equity, operating across the fund formation and M&A space. The core group is supported by a number of tax experts, including Wally Horak in Cape Town, that focus on the private equity segment, along with executive compensation specialists. Moreover, the firm has a new Mauritius office that has leading funds expertise. John Bellew is a major name in private equity. Cape Town-based Joshua Janks is also recommended.