John is the Head of Indirect Tax and Conveyancing in our DIFC office in Dubai. With more than twenty years of experience in corporate law and taxation, he has advised and represented numerous tax payers in tax and VAT disputes across various industries. His experience includes tax obligations, tax management, tax accounting and tax litigation, with a special focus on value added tax and other indirect and direct taxes, corporate governance and administration in the UAE and GCC.
An admitted attorney and real property conveyancer since 1995, he specialises in a vast range of real estate matters as well as high value property transactions, property developments and strata plans. He regularly assists clients in the drafting, review and operation of home owners associations, strata plans for large composite property developments. With strong commercial experience he regularly advises on international commercial and property matters including developments, joint ventures, hotel and restaurant management, trademark licensing and other corporate matters including commercial contracts.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law from the University of Cape Town and B.Proc from the University of South Africa. John is also a registered wills draftsman for the DIFC.