About Us

Established in 2008, Korten Consulting Ltd is a Mauritian based boutique legal and tax advisory consultancy firm, strategically positioned with offices in Mauritius, a consulting office in Cape Town, South Africa and an extensive network of associated service providers across multiple jurisdictions. Founded by Mark Korten, a seasoned South African attorney with three decades of expertise in African commercial and tax law, our focus spans South Africa, Mauritius and select sub-Saharan African countries, catering predominantly to clients engaged in business activities across the African continent. Our primary clientele comprises owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs and affluent families residing or conducting business within sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, Korten Consulting Ltd addresses the needs of South African residents seeking emigration or business ventures abroad, including destinations such as Portugal, Mauritius, Namibia, the United Kingdom and the USA.

Korten Consulting Ltd represents the knowledge and proficiency of a specialized team of legal professionals, specializing in commercial law, tax law, international estate planning, emigration, immigration, South African exchange control regulations, and related laws pertinent to Mauritius, South Africa, and neighbouring sub-Saharan African countries. Our comprehensive service offerings aim to educate clients, formulate, and facilitate the execution of tax efficient commercial transactions, often leveraging the tax friendly environments provided by various offshore financial centres, such as Mauritius, Seychelles, Hong Kong, Malta, Cyprus, Dubai, Guernsey, Jersey, Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Through our extensive network of associations and service providers in multiple jurisdictions, Korten Consulting Ltd delivers tailored legal and tax solutions. We engage in conceptualization and execution, project management, and ongoing collaboration with clients to optimize commercial and tax benefits while addressing tax risks. Our consultancy takes a personalized approach, fostering relationships with clients of all sizes. We apply our commercial acumen to understand our clients' businesses, ensuring that creative and tax efficient solutions align with the goal of maximizing commercial value. Tax risk management is central to our ethos, emphasizing the integrity of the solutions applied.

Associations And Service Providers

Korten Consulting Ltd has established a distinctive business model that revolves around offering boutique tax and legal consulting advice, with a primary focus on South Africa, Mauritius, and various jurisdictions within the sub–Saharan Africa, as well as the USA. In our commitment to delivering exceptional service, we operate in close association with reputable, value-driven service providers who have demonstrated excellence throughout their years of collaboration with Korten Consulting Ltd. Highlighting a few of these key associations and preferred service providers:

Pieterse Sellner Erasmus TRM Tax Attorneys

A specialized South African tax-focused firm of attorneys, Pieterse Sellner Erasmus TRM Tax Attorneys excels in all aspects of tax dispute resolution. Their expertise extends beyond representing clients against the South African Revenue Services, encompassing advocacy for taxpayers against revenue authorities in various African countries.

Sanlam Trustees International

Part of the Sanlam Group, Sanlam Trustees International is a leading provider of independent trusts, company, and administrative services. Its reach spans multiple jurisdictions, including Mauritius, offering comprehensive services aligned with the highest standards.

Frontiere Finance Limited

Frontiere Finance Limited, a licensed Mauritian management company, specializes in offering formation and administration services for Mauritian trusts and companies. It also provides Mauritian immigration services, catering to clients seeking to invest or reside in Mauritius.

Schindlers Trust (Mauritius ) Ltd

Licensed in Mauritius, Schindlers Trust (Mauritius) Ltd is a management company offering formation and administration services for trusts, foundations, and companies. Their expertise extends to Mauritius, Seychelles, Liechtenstein, and Hong Kong, with an additional focus on providing immigration services for clients considering investment or residency in Mauritius.

Attorneys Eversheds-Sutherland Mauritius

A Mauritian-based foreign law firm and member of the Eversheds Sutherland International law firm, Attorneys Eversheds-Sutherland Mauritius offers diverse services to expatriates living or working in Mauritius as well as local residents. Their legal expertise spans areas such as property law, employment law, and commercial law.

Osiris Corporate Solutions (Mauritius) Ltd

Licensed in Mauritius as a management company, Osiris Corporate Solutions (Mauritius) Ltd specializes in providing formation and administration services for trusts and companies in Mauritius, with associated group management companies licensed in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Hong Kong. They also extend immigration services to clients looking to invest or live in Mauritius.

These strategic alliances further enhance Korten Consulting Ltd's ability to deliver comprehensive solutions, ensuring our clients receive unparalleled expertise and support across diverse legal and financial domains.

Our Team

Mark Andrew Korten

BCom || LLB || H.Dip Tax

Mark Korten, CEO of Korten Consulting Ltd in Mauritius and a consultant at specialist tax attorneys Pieterse Sellner Erasmus in Cape Town, South Africa, brings over 30 years of experience in tax and commercial law. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree with majors in Accounting and Economics from the University of Cape Town, along with degrees in Law and a High Diploma (Masters) in Tax Law from the University of Witwatersrand, Mark has extensive experience drafting and advising on various commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and international tax structures. His expertise spans the use of various jurisdictions, including Mauritius, South Africa, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Monaco, Cook Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Dubai, Hong Kong, Barbados, Liechtenstein, Seychelles, British Virgin Islands, and the USA.

Prof. Dr. Daniel N. Erasmus

BA (Law) || BProc || H Dip Tax || PhD (Law) || Adv Dip TP || USTCP

Dr. Daniel N Erasmus, a senior counsel in tax litigation, focuses on international tax issues for multi-national corporations. With over 33 years of experience, his expertise includes income tax planning, Revenue Service proceedings, and tax litigation. Holding a PhD in Tax and Constitutional law, he is an international tax adjunct professor at Middlesex University and the founder of www.IITF.net, offering international tax programs. Dr. Erasmus has authored numerous textbooks on tax risk management, VAT, CGT, and exchange control issues.

Schalk Pieterse

BCom || LLB || Adv Dip Tax (Cum Laude)

Schalk Pieterse, co-founder and co-owner of Pieterse Sellner Erasmus TRM Tax Attorneys, is a practicing South African tax attorney with 14 years of experience in tax law. Specializing in tax dispute resolution, he guides a team of professionals in dealing with tax law disputes, Tax Administration Act, VAT Act, ETI Act, and Income Tax Disputes. Co-authoring a book on the Tax Administration Act with Prof. Dr. Daniel Erasmus, Schalk also lectures in tax law at IITF and is completing his Doctorate in Tax and Constitutional Law at Nelson Mandela University. Recognized for achievements, fellowships, honours, and academic distinctions, Schalk heads a specialist boutique tax law firm representing corporates, conglomerates, small to medium enterprises, and individuals.