Milton Seligson SC
BA LLB (UCT), LLM (Harvard) Former Member, Cape Bar
Advocate Seligson was the most senior silk practising in South Africa when he retired recently from the Cape Bar. He now continues to work as a consultant in the field of corporate tax. While at the Cape Bar he had a wide-ranging practice, specializing mainly in the areas of tax and corporate law. He has acted as a judge of the High Court and the Special Income Tax Court. Advocate Seligson is also a former Chair of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa and the Cape Bar. He served as a member of the Judicial Service Commission for ten years between 1999 and 2009. He is a former law professor at the University of Hawaii Law School and part-time lecturer on the UCT Law Faculty. He also served on the UCT Council as an elected member, representing alumni from 2008 to 2012.
BCom LL B (KZN), H Dip Tax (Wits), International Tax Program, LLM (Harvard)
Des is a partner with Webber Wentzel. He is a former Contract Specialist with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and has over 30 years of specialized taxation experience both in the private and public sectors. While in the private sector Des was named one of the top tax consultants in South Africa by the International Tax Review, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers and The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisors. Prior to taking a position in the private sector, he worked at Inland Revenue (now SARS) for nine years, where he held the senior position of Deputy Director in the Tax Structure Development branch. He was an advisor to both the Margo and Katz Tax Commissions and was recently appointed to the VAT Ad-hoc Sub-Committee of the Davis Tax Committee. Des is co-author of Broomberg on Tax Strategy.
BCom (Rhodes), Hons BCompt (UNISA), BCom (Hons) (Taxation) (UCT), MComm (UJ), CA (SA) Tax Partner: Bowmans
Michael joined Bowmans in Johannesburg as a Tax Partner in 2018. He was previously with KPMG as a tax partner since its merger with Andersen in 2002. Prior to this, Michael worked at PWC. He specialises in Corporate Tax, Specialist Banking Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions Tax; implementation of large M&A transactions; Executive Compensation Schemes and Employees’ Tax. He is a member of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).