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Kristel van Rensburg

Kristel van Rensburg

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Kristel van Rensburg is an Executive at ENS in the Tax practice. She specialises in corporate taxation.

She has advised clients in a number of sectors, including mining, financial services, renewable energy and private equity.

Kristel’s experience includes advising clients on direct corporate tax, withholding taxes, tax administration and tax compliance (including mineral royalty returns), as well as on tax efficient acquisition, restructure and funding structures. She has also advised on new and existing employment share incentive schemes.

Kristel is an expert in advising corporates and broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) shareholders on the tax-efficient structuring, re-structuring, financing and refinancing of B-BBEE investment and ownership transactions, including loans, equity, preference share funding and notional vendor financing arrangements.

Kristel is also an expert in the South African tax aspects of local and international private equity fund formation and transactions as well as the South African tax aspects of venture capital structures.

In addition to her tax consulting experience, Kristel was also involved in developing and implementing legislation regarding funding for acquisition transactions utilising group relief provisions in the Income Tax Act.

Kristel is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:

  • Best Lawyers® 2024, 2023, 2022 – Tax (South Africa)
  • World Tax Review – General Corporate Tax 2024, 2023 (South Africa)
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2024, 2023 – Tax (South Africa)