OUR PEOPLE

Our people are our greatest strength

Meet our people Regan van Rooy, a boutique international tax and structuring firm. We focus on working with your business to deliver rapid, pragmatic results.

Core Partners

Caoilfhionn van der Walt

MA, MSc, CA (ICAEW), H Dip (International Tax)

Caoilfhionn has over 20 years of international tax experience in London and across Africa. Caoilfhionn started her career in the international tax team of at Arthur Andersen, London, and thereafter at Deloitte London. She moved to South Africa in 2006, where she was the head of international tax at the Sasol group for nine years, and a part-time and guest lecturer in international tax at the University of Johannesburg. . Caoilfhionn now heads up the Mauritian office of Regan van Rooy.

Carine van den Berg

B Com (Hons), CA (SA), H Dip (International Tax)

Carine is a senior executive with 25 years' experience in financial management, business development, business- and financial strategy development, corporate finance and the implementation of multi-billion dollar international capital projects, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. After completing her training as accountant at KPMG in 1995, Carine joined Sasol where she was appointed in various technical and senior leadership roles until 2016. These roles included head of group corporate finance and group financial reporting and establishing Sasol’s new business development function.

Our Specialist Team Members

International Tax

Jenifer Chung

BA (Econ) (Hons), BFP FCA (ICAEW)

Jenifer is based in Mauritius and is a UK qualified chartered accountant, with twenty years tax and audit experience, having predominantly worked at PwC in London before returning to Mauritius in 2013. She then spent three years at PwC Mauritius before becoming an independent tax consultant. Jenifer has solid experience of providing tax advisory and compliance services both in UK and in Mauritius to a wide range of clients, from individuals, domestic and global business entities to large and mid-tier multinational and listed companies. Jenifer joined the Regan van Rooy Mauritian office as an affiliate in 2019.

Kate James

BCom Accounting, BCom (Hons) Taxation, Tax Advisor SA

Kate completed her tax traineeship at EY Cape Town in 2018 and worked there as Manager within the transfer pricing team before joining Regan van Rooy. She has a wide range of experience in drafting OECD compliant transfer pricing documentation, as well as experience in drafting reserve bank approval documents for a variety of clients. Kate is an experienced transfer pricing professional and a registered Tax Advisor with the South African Institute of Tax Professionals.

Laura McCarrick

BComm, FCA

Laura is a Fellow of the Irish Institute Of Chartered Accountants having qualified with KPMG Dublin where she provided advisory services to a range of Irish, UK and international corporation and income tax clients. She has also worked in investments with CLO manager Harbourmaster Capital (since acquired by the Blackstone Group) sourcing assets, primarily UK and European leveraged loans for the CLOs. Laura has an Honours Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Accounting) from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Marike Rabie

B Com, LLB cum laude, Econ (Hons), H Dip (Tax)

Marike has a background in Economics, Tax and Law, and specialises in Transfer Pricing. After an internship in Competition Economics, she joined KPMG’s transfer pricing team in Cape Town, where she consulted to various multi-national enterprises. She has since performed an in-house transfer pricing lead role at a large multi-national. She focusses on transfer pricing matters, including the preparation of group-wide documentation, transfer pricing planning, audits from revenue authorities, implementation of transfer pricing infrastructure in companies etc.

Murray Terwin

LLB (Stell), M.Com Tax (UCT), Admitted Attorney of South Africa

Murray is an international and corporate tax specialist who is also an admitted attorney of South Africa. Murray joined Regan van Rooy after spending six and half years in the Deloitte International Tax team in Johannesburg before which he completed his articles at Shepstone & Wylie in Durban. Murray completed his LLB at Stellenbosch and thereafter completed is M.Com in Tax at the University of Cape Town. Murray’s experience ranges from advising both local and foreign based companies on all matters to do with international tax (for example, group structuring, business model optimisation, and the structuring of both inbound and outbound transactions). Murray also provides technical tax opinions on South African domestic tax issues.

Rebecca James

LLB, BCom, Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

Rebecca is a legal practitioner admitted to practice in Australia with a background in commercial and government law. Rebecca commenced her legal career at Herbert Smith Freehills in Perth, later joining Bradley Allen Love after relocating to Canberra. In 2011 Rebecca commenced as an in-house lawyer for the Australian Government advising on a broad range of corporate/commercial legal matters. Rebecca has a keen interest in international tax – particularly cross-border structuring, transfer pricing and tax policy – and is currently studying her Masters of Tax at UNSW in Australia.

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Tanya van Schalkwyk

BCom Financial Management, BCom (Hons) Taxation, MCom Taxation, Tax Advisor SA

Tanya is an experienced international tax professional and a registered Tax Advisor with the South African Institute of Tax Professionals. She completed her articles at EY Johannesburg in 2015 and was an Assistant Manager in their People Advisory Services department, whereafter she joined Bravura in 2018 as part of their Structured Solutions team. She has experience in expatriate mobility, ultra high net worth estate planning, structuring of cross-border holdings and share incentive schemes.

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Vanessa Turnbull-Kemp

BCom (Tax)(Hons)., H Dip (Tax)

Vanessa is an international tax specialist with over 10 years of experience in international tax. Vanessa has an Honours degree in Tax along with an HDip in Tax law. Vanessa has spent the majority of her career with Big Four accounting firms along with time at National Treasury in their tax policy division and as part of a group tax team at a multinational corporation. Vanessa is passionate about tax, in particular, international tax and cross border tax issues.

Independent Technical Review

Professor Deborah Tickle

CA(SA), Master Tax Practitioner; Adj. Ass. Professor Tax Masters University of Cape Town, Davis Tax Committee Member

Barry Ger

Barry Ger

Attorney of High Court of South Africa; B. Business Science (UCT); LLB (UCT), B. Com (Honours) (Taxation) (UCT); Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (Chartered Institute of Taxation – United Kingdom)

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How can we help you?

How you structure your business is a critical question as you expand globally.  The right structure will protect your assets, improve your currency position, support your business operations, facilitate future business expansion and changes, and optimise your overall tax rate. Trying to unscramble a sub-optimal structure entered into in haste or without full consideration of relevant facts is complex and expensive, so it’s important to plan upfront.

Structuring is both a science and an art – this is our specialist area of expertise. Regan van Rooy is an international tax and structuring advisory firm focussing on Africa. We have offices in South Africa, Mauritius and Ireland and we can help you with any international tax or structuring query.