He has been a member of this firm since 1998 and became a Partner in 2010. He is a member of the National Bar Association and the International Bar Association. His areas of specialization are Tax Law, Tax Planning and Consulting, Corporate Law, Foreign Investment in Panama (Businesses and Real estate), Banking and Securities Law. In the area of foreign investment he is adviser in Panama to branches of foreign companies investing in construction, logistics, tourism, energy and other key areas.
Bernard du Plessis is an executive at ENSafrica where he jointly leads the tax department with Peter Dachs. He is a chartered accountant and specialises in advising on international mergers and acquisitions, international fund structuring, private equity, corporate and project finance transactions. He also extensively advises on exchange control implications of international transactions and on tax dispute resolutions. Bernard’s experience includes advising on global projects, including structuring of complex international commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions, group reorganizations of international and local listed and unlisted companies, infrastructure projects in various industries such as telecommunication and e-commerce, logistics, finance, mining, construction, and energy. He has also advised on international private equity transactions and has advised on the establishment of various international investment funds, including in the property and development sectors. Bernard extensively advises on pan-African transactions and has substantial experience on structuring and planning African investment structures and transactions.