Stonehage Fleming welcomes Dr Charl du Toit to the Stonehage Fleming family in South Africa. Starting 1 November, Charl has been appointed as Partner in the South African Family Office Division, with responsibility for Tax Advisory services. He will be based in the Group’s Cape Town office.
Charl brings with him almost 40 years financial services experience and three decades of specialist experience within the corporate international tax arena. He joins the company from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a tax partner. He has also consulted to a wide range of South African and international groups including several JSE listed companies. In addition, Charl has extensive experience advising families on cross-border trust and corporate structures. He also served as President of the South African Fiscal Association for twelve years.
An international published author, his book titled “The beneficial ownership of royalties in bilateral tax treaties”, is a reference source consistently used by tax practitioners and universities around the world. He is a regular speaker at both local and international tax seminars and has been instrumental in effecting a number of amendments to tax legislation in Parliament.
Charl is a qualified Chartered Accountant, holding several degrees including a Bachelor of Agriculture degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in Taxation and a Masters in Philosophy in Tax Law from the University of Cape Town, as well as a PHD in International Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam.
Giuseppe Ciucci, Managing Partner of Stonehage Fleming, said: “As a Group, we have worked closely with Charl over the past 15 years and have always held him in the highest regard. In the global family office environment, the need for specialist expertise in tax and estate planning has become increasingly important. We are therefore delighted to welcome Charl as a Partner to Stonehage Fleming and look forward to more of our clients benefiting from his significant experience and skill set.”