Partner at Ashersons Attorneys
I am a partner at Ashersons Attorneys. I joined the firm in 2007 where I completed my articles of clerkship and then elected to stay on as an Associate, whereafter I took up my current position as a Partner of the firm.
I was admitted as an Attorney of the Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa in July 2009, and obtained my rights of appearance in the Supreme Courts shortly thereafter.
Ashersons Attorneys is a boutique legal practice catering for an exclusive range of both corporate and high nett worth individual clients throughout South Africa, Africa, Europe, America and Australia. Ashersons’ attorneys and staff pride themselves on delivering a comprehensive, personal and tailor made service to its clients. With fast turn around time, focus and attention to detail, Ashersons has maintained its reputation as a leading South African law firm.
I have experience in contentious as well as non-contentious corporate and commercial matters ranging from the drafting of commercial contracts to commercial litigation. I represent a number of large franchisors in South Africa and accordingly have an excellent understanding of franchisor/franchisee relationships. I also have experience in all aspects of insolvency related matters including business rescue proceedings, liquidation and sequestration applications.
Master of Laws (LLM) (UCT) (2013)
In June 2013, I graduated (together with my now Wife – Lauren Kohn Goldschmidt) with my Master of Laws degree, specialising in Income Tax, from the University of Cape Town. The first part of my thesis was entitled “Is it possible for a trust or a webserver to inadvertently create a “permanent establishment” for purposes of international tax law?”, and the second part of my thesis was entitled “‘Trading stock’ – Foskor’s interpretation versus the Commissioner’s interpretation in the calculation of Foskor’s taxable income”.
Bachelor of Law (LLB) (UCT) (2006)
In December 2006, I graduated from the University of Cape Town (together with Wife) with my Bachelor of Law degree – more commonly referred to as an LLB degree.
Bachelor of Commerce (IS) (UCT) (2002)
In December 2002, I graduated with my Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town, majoring in Information System.