Michael Rudnicki 

Michael is a partner in our Corporate Tax practice and heads the Financial Services and Mergers and Acquisitions tax and legal practice in South Africa.
Michael Rudnicki

Michael’s experience lies predominantly in the Financial Services and M&A (including Private Equity (“PE”)) central.


He advises a number of the key local and international banks and many of the dominant local and international PE houses.  Michael also advises many of the PE houses’ portfolio companies.


In the PE sector, Michael has assisted many players in establishing their local and offshore funds.  His experience also extends to assisting PE houses with buy and sell side due diligences, tax structuring of acquisitions and disposals, and modelling optimal gearing levels and interest deductions.


Key clients in the Private Equity Sector are Rockwood Private Equity and portfolio companies; Ethos Private Equity; Medu Capital; Harith; International Housing Solutions.


Michael has lectured at many universities. He has also had many TV and radio appearances.  He was nominated for the ABSA Jewish Achiever Awards in 2014.  He co-authors the journal, Business Tax and Company Law Quarterly.