Meet the people working at Regan van Rooy, a boutique international tax and structuring firm. Regan van Rooy is focused on working with your business to deliver rapid, pragmatic results. Contact our team members below here.
Our team is specialised in each of our service offering areas and allows us to work with your business to deliver rapid, pragmatic results in our specialist areas. We focus on giving answers, not just opinions, based on your unique business situation and drivers – one size does not fit all. Read more about what Regan van Rooy does here. We leverage our deep experience across the African continent to deliver value and find solutions. Our team works across Johannesburg, Dublin, Cape Town, and Mauritius, and we work with a hand-picked network of advisors and sister firms across Africa.
We work in international tax and structuring, tax advisory, transfer pricing, and we offer tax locum services.
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Caoilfhionn van der Walt
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.
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.
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 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.
Tanya van Schalkwyk
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.
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.
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.
Cinzia De Risi
Cinzia has over 20 years of experience in employees' tax and global mobility. She started her career at PwC Johannesburg before moving to EY, also in Johannesburg, where she became a partner in 2015, leading the Human Capital tax division for the African practice. She is passionate about advising multinational companies and their mobile employees to optimise their mobility programmes and people tax matters.
Over the years she has combined her deep technical knowledge in international personal tax with her firm belief in practical client centric solutions to provide comprehensive multi-jurisdictional solutions.
Di is an admitted attorney, with over 25 years of tax experience. After completing her legal articles with Francis Thompson and Aspden in Cape Town, Di joined the KPMG tax department in 1991, and was admitted as a partner in 2001. During her eighteen years as partner, Di headed up the VAT division in Cape Town. She has extensive experience in VAT and has advised both local and international clients on the VAT implications of cross border as well as domestic transactions, across a spectrum of industries, including oil and gas, shipping, mining, retail and financial services. She also has Namibian direct and indirect tax experience.
Wian de Bruyn
Wian is a customs and international trade specialist and a registered Master Customs Practitioner. He started his career at the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, specifically at the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa. He then joined EY Johannesburg where he founded the Customs and Excise services line. After EY, Wian spent 13 years in the Deloitte Customs and Global Trade team in Johannesburg as an Associate Director. Wian specialises in customs tariff investigations, applications for reduction, increase of the customs duty, rebate provisions and the creation of new tariff subheadings. He consults on customs registrations, customs valuations, tariff classifications, transfer price adjustments and conducts supply chain analysis to identify import/export compliance issues and customs duty savings opportunities.