Coreen van der Merwe

Coreen van der Merwe

After Coreen completed her Master’s Degree in Commercial Law at Stellenbosch University, Coreen joined Herold Gie Attorneys in Cape Town. She spent 3 years practicing law after which she joined Sovereign Trust (SA) Limited as a legal consultant. She has obtained a certificate in International Tax Law from the University of Cape Town in 2009. In 2010 Coreen was appointed as the Managing Director of Sovereign’s South African operations; a position she held for 9 years until she moved to Stellenbosch where she now heads up this satellite office. Coreen has over 15 years of experience in the offshore industry with a specific focus on structuring offshore companies, trusts (including international retirement trusts) for South African tax residents and business expanding into Africa, Europe and the United States. Coreen is regularly interviewed by business journalists around the country and is a familiar face and voice on eNCA and RSG. Coreen is a full member of the Society for Trusts and Estate Practitioners.

Coreen lives in Stellenbosch with her husband, two daughters and their Persian cat, Charlie. She is an enthusiastic tennis and table tennis player and recently took up mountain biking.

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