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Benjamin Mbana

Director

London

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Benjamin Mbana

Director

London

Benjamin heads the tax practice in the Johannesburg office.

He has experience in advising on a wide range of corporate tax matters specialising in M&A transactions, inbound and outbound investments, corporate re-organisations and financing transactions. He has experience in managing complex deals, frequently on a cross-border basis.

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Publications: 26 February 2024

New tax laws affecting preference share transactions

Preference shares can very often be a preferable funding instruments, as an alternative to ordinary equity and debt funding, due to the fact that (a) they provide the holder with fixed dividends and…

Read more New tax laws affecting preference share transactions

Publications: 13 February 2024

Where is the T in ESG? - How Tax intersects with ESG issues

Read more Where is the T in ESG? - How Tax intersects with ESG issues

Publications: 12 December 2023

Lifting the veil of secrecy – South Africa introduces new disclosure requirements and the OECD and SARS together develop international tools to tackle illicit financial flows

Read more Lifting the veil of secrecy – South Africa introduces new disclosure requirements and the OECD and SARS together develop international tools to tackle illicit financial flows

Publications: 23 November 2023

Tax incentives are crucial to South Africa’s energy transition

Read more Tax incentives are crucial to South Africa’s energy transition

Office

London

One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Charted Tax Advisor, South African Institute of Taxation

Academic

Master of Commerce in Taxation, University of Pretoria, 2018

Honours in Taxation, University of Pretoria, 2012

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2011

Published work

  • South Africa draws more foreign suppliers of electronic services into its VAT net, DLA Piper website, 2019
  • A timely gift for taxpayers, DLA Pier website, 2019
  • South African Tax Court confirms application of the most favoured nation clause in the South Africa/Netherlands treaty, Business Day newspaper, 2019
  • Constitutional Court ruling puts section 24C allowance under the spotlight, DLA Piper website, 2021
  • Managing debts in a (barely) post-Covid economy', Tax Talk Magazine, Allen & Overy website, 2022
  • The zero percent dividends withholding tax benefit on distribution between South Africa and the Netherlands will soon be done away with', Allen & Overy website, 2022
  • SARS Provides Guidance on the interpretation of ""Date of Issue"" and ""Qualifying Purpose"" for Hybrid Equity Instruments and Third-Party Backed Shares', Allen & Overy website, 2022

Awards & accolades

Young Tax Professional of the Year 2015

EY Global