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Theunis Claassen

Theunis Claassen

Head of Tax


+971 4 429 2999

Theunis Claassen heads the Corporate Tax Department in Dubai. He specializes in corporate tax, international tax and tax aspects of structuring and M&A and has been practicing as a tax attorney in South Africa since 2013.

Theunis advises on a variety of corporate, commercial, structuring and exchange control issues in respect of tax. He has also previously been involved in a number of tax disputes on behalf of large corporates and high-net-worth individuals.

He holds Accounting and Law degrees from the University of Stellenbosch, as well as a Masters in Commercial Law and a Master of Commerce in International tax from the University of Cape Town.

Prior to joining Hadef & Partners, Theunis practiced as a South African tax attorney from 2013 until 2022, where after he worked in Ireland for a short period.