Steyn is a Director in the Commercial Practice Group, specialising in all aspects of corporate, commercial and tax law. He enjoys assisting clients in resolving difficult tax issues, tax planning and corporate structuring and has a passion for project driven mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to being an admitted attorney, Steyn is also a qualified accountant equipping him with the ability to provide comprehensive and cross-disciplinary advice and solutions to clients. His qualification as an accountant enables him to practically implement the corporate and tax solutions offered to clients and to understand the financial aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
At university, Steyn obtained his LL.B degree cum laude and was the Dux Student at the University of the Free State. In addition to his degree in accounting, he further specialised in tax and completed his Higher Diploma in Taxation, making him uniquely positioned to provide tailored fiduciary, corporate and commercial services and solutions that are also tax efficient.
At heart, Steyn is a transaction specialist, and enjoys nothing more than working on a large commercial transaction, merger or acquisition, or restructuring deal and developing bespoke solutions for his clients. He often works closely with colleagues in other departments, allowing his ability to view a transaction holistically to guide the various role-players to a successful conclusion with all angles and aspects considered.
Steyn also specialises in taking appointments as trustee and auditor of inter vivos and testamentary trusts and with an extensive knowledge of trust, fiduciary and tax law, it allows him to assist clients with estate planning and effective management of their trusts and entities.
Steyn enjoys unwinding after work by going for a run or just spending time with his family.
LL.B (cum laude)
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Legal Practice Council