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Michael Honiball

Michael Glen Hewish Honiball

Director of Werksmans Attorneys


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 21-05-1963

Michael Honiball is the Director at Werksmans Attorneys. He was also the Director of KPMG Services (Pty) Limited. He is also the Head of International Corporate Tax and Transfer Pricing of KPMG South Africa.


Business Address

6 Compston Road, Greenside, Johannesburg, 2193


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Current Position(s)

Director | International Tax Practice | Werksmans Attorneys
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2015 - present

Law Practice and Legal Services

Michael Honiball is a director in the Tax Department of leading African legal firm Werksmans Attorneys. He is currently based in the Johannesburg office of Werksmans Attorneys and is the head of International Tax. Michael is an Attorney and Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He is also a Professor of Taxation in the Faculty of Economic Financial Sciences at the University of Johannesburg. Michael joined Werksmans Attorneys in January 2015, and specializes in international tax, transfer pricing, trust taxation and exchange control.


Professor | Faculty of Economic Financial Sciences | University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2008 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Financial Sciences, co-originator of the Higher Diploma in International Tax together with Professor Lynette Olivier


Previous Position(s)

Partner | Tax Advisory Department | Webber Wentzel
Johannesburg, South Africa | October 2008 - January 2015

Law Practice and Legal Services

Michael Honiball was a Partner in the Tax Advisory Department of leading African legal firm Webber Wentzel. He was based in the Johannesburg office of Webber Wentzel. Michael is an Attorney and Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and is also a Professor in the Faculty of Economic Financial Sciences at the University of Johannesburg. Michael joined Webber Wentzel in October 2008, and specialized in international tax, trust taxation and exchange control.


Head | International Corporate Tax and Transfer Pricing | KPMG South Africa
Johannesburg | 2002

Director | KPMG Services (Pty) Limited
Johannesburg | January 2002 - September 2008

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Michael was the head of the Transfer Pricing Department for KPMG in South Africa, consulting from both the Johannesburg and Cape Town offices. This included Global Transfer Pricing Services (GTPS) for KPMG in South African and membership of the KPMG EMA GTPS Leadership Group. Michael was also the head of Marketing and Business Development for KPMG Tax & Legal South Africa.

Prior to this he was with Arthur Andersen for 11 years, being a Tax Partner from 1998 until the merger with KPMG in 2002. He was the head of International Tax for KPMG in South Africa from 2002 until 2007, where he grew this practice from 1 director to 4 directors and from 8 fee-earners to 30 fee-earners.


Lecturer | H Dip Tax / LLM tax course | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 1996 - 2009

Academia, Education and Training


Lecturer | Tax Law | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | January 1995 - December 2009

Academia, Education and Training

Visiting lecturer and examiner on international tax topics for the Higher Diploma in Tax Law.


Partner | Arthur Andersen & Co Limited
Johannesburg | January 1991 - June 2002

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Partner and Head of International Tax Services based in Johannesburg, South Africa

Educational history

Tertiary

Rand Afrikaans University

1999 - 2000

LLM - Tax Law

University of Stellenbosch

Cape Town, South Africa | 1982 - 1986

BA LLB - Law

Rand Afrikaans University

Completed 1998

Diploma - Corporate Law (Cum Laude)

Rand Afrikaans University

Completed 1996

Higher Diploma - Tax Law

Institute of Advanced Studies

Completed 1999

Cert Offshore Fin Centres

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Institute of Directors (IoD)

Member, 1998 - present

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