Rupert has a broad-ranging practice, covering corporate tax, personal tax, trusts and investment funds.
In the field of corporate tax, he advises corporations on how to structure cross-border acquisitions and how to optimise the structure of their existing international operations. In the field of personal tax, he advises individuals on tax residence issues and tax planning issues.
In the field of trusts, he advises clients on how to resolve problems with existing trust structures, the most appropriate structures for the preservation, enhancement and devolution of wealth and the use of trusts and other structures for commercial purposes.
In the field of investment funds, he advises clients on the tax structure of investment funds and how to resolve problems with existing fund structures.
Although technically qualified in South Africa and the UK, Rupert has worked with the laws of, and lawyers in, a wide variety of jurisdictions and specialises in finding the appropriate jurisdictions and structures to meet the client’s needs.
Rupert was articled to Webber Wentzel Bowens, Johannesburg before joining Maitland in 1981. He worked in the Luxembourg and Guernsey offices of Maitland before moving to the Isle of Man in 1990 and to London in 2005. In 2013 Rupert relocated to Cape Town.
Rupert obtained his BCom LLB at the University of Stellenbosch, an HDip Tax at the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLM in Taxation at London. Rupert was admitted as a South African Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer (1980) and has been a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man since 1991.