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Riëtte Engels-Van Zyl focuses on corporate law, with emphasis on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, unbundlings, due diligence, JSE listings and BEE transactions.

She also advises multinationals on tax structuring, particularly in the context of mergers and acquisitions, and assists corporates in dispute resolution involving complex tax issues with the revenue authority.

During the past 10 years, Riёtte has been a tax law lecturer for final year law students at the University of Johannesburg. 

Since 2010, Riёtte has co-authored the Juta’s Income Tax Act Commentary.

Practice Areas

Tax & transaction advisory


2003 LLB, University of Johannesburg

2010 LLM Tax, University of Johannesburg

2005 HDip Tax, University of Johannesburg

2010 Mining Tax Law Diploma, University of Witwatersrand

2007 HDip Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts, University of Johannesburg

(Final year Master’s Degree in Import and Export Tax Law)






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Riëtte Engels-van Zyl




+27 11 286 6904

+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Tax & transaction advisory

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