Two senior appointments in ENSafrica’s tax department

March, 2018 - Cape Town, South Africa

ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, has once again expanded its tax offering with the announcement of two high-level appointments within its tax department.

Mike Benetello joins the firm as an executive in the Johannesburg office from 1 March 2018, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in M&A, corporate tax, mining tax and international tax. He has advised prominent clients across Africa in a variety of industries including energy, mining and minerals, agriculture, construction, private equity, telecommunications, retail and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining the firm, Mike was head of corporate international tax at PWC.

Stephan Minne has been appointed as a consultant in the firm’s Cape Town office. He is a renowned tax expert with over 37 years’ experience, having advised life insurers, banks, asset management companies and private equity funds on many major matters relating to domestic tax law and M&A. He was a corporate tax director at KPMG.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike and Stephan to the team,” say Bernard du Plessis and Peter Dachs, joint heads of ENSafrica’s tax department. “They are both highly regarded and leading tax practitioners in the market, and their respective expertise will fortify the firm’s ability to match our expanding client base’s growing needs, and global demand for highly specialised tax advisory work.”

ENSafrica’s tax department has continued to experience substantial growth with a number of senior appointments made in recent years. The team currently comprises over 50 practitioners with diverse specialisations in all areas of tax and covering a variety of industries.

ENSafrica is an independent law firm with over 100 years of experience. The firm has over 600 practitioners in 15 offices on the continent, in Ghana, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.