Director, Head of Tax Practice Area


Ernest specialises in Corporate Tax Planning, Restructuring of Corporate Entities, Share Incentive Schemes, Dispute Resolution/Tax Controversy, Offshore Structures & Financing, Exchange Control, VAT, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts (local and international)

More about: Ernest Mazansky
  • Taxation and (local and international)
    • corporate tax planning and advice
    • opinions
  • Restructuring of corporate entities
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Offshore structures and financing
  • VAT
  • Estate planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Exchange Control
  • BCom ( University of the Witwatersrand)
  • BAcc ( University of the Witwatersrand)
  • CA (SA), Institution
  • Higher Diploma in Tax Law, University of Witwaterstrand
  • 2002: Director, Werksmans Tax (Pty) Ltd
  • Head of Tax practice area
  • Past chairman of the Taxation Committee of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Chairman of the Institute’s Exchange Control Committee
  • South African correspondent of the Bulletin for International Taxation published by the IBFD
  • Listed in the Tax Directors Handbook (2015)
  • Listed in the International Tax Review’s World Tax (2011)
  • Nominated by in-house counsel and peers as a pre-eminent practitioner in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers (2008 and 2018)
    • Consistently recognised in international ratings:
      • leading lawyer in Private Clients by the International Who's Who Legal (2014 - 2017)
      • leading lawyer in the IFLR1000/Petroleum Economist Energy & Infrastructure Guide (2014 & 2017)
      • leading lawyer in Corporate Tax by the International Who's Who Legal (2010 – 2015)
      • leading lawyer in Tax by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2007 – 2018)
      • named as "leading lawyer" in Tax by the Legal500 (2010 – 2018)
      • named as a leading expert in Legal Media Group's Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers (2008)
      • named as a leading tax expert in South Africa in Expert Guides: Best of the Best (2017)