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Wesley is a litigation Associate who specialises in advising on and resolving complex and high value direct and indirect tax disputes as well as excise tax disputes. He has experience in the full life cycle of tax matters and advises on corporate tax risk and compliance issues. He also has transactional tax and related corporate law experience.

His South African dispute resolution experience includes work in all of South Africa’s higher courts and in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

He has completed B.Com (Law), LLB and LLM (Mercantile Law) degrees at the University of Pretoria, South Africa - all with distinction.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Wesley was awarded the Juta Law Prize for being the best student in the degree LLM (coursework) completed in two years
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Professional Affiliations

    • Legal Practitioner registered with the Legal Practice Council in South Africa
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Representative Experience

Recent examples of Wesley's work include advising:

  • Various corporates on simulation, anti-avoidance and similar disputes.
  • Multinational groups on customs and excise disputes. 
  • A multinational logistics and fulfilment business operator on a customs investigation and related customs issues.
  • Various corporates on transactional VAT issues.

Publications

Wesley is often approached for comment on tax by the industry and has also authored and co-authored a number of articles in numerous South African publications such as News24, Business Day, The Citizen and MoneyWeb.