- Significant Matters
As the long-term demand for Africa’s resources grows, we anticipate a growing demand for related legal services.
We have established ourselves as a leading legal adviser within the mining industry in Africa and offer a full complement of legal services in this sector.
We have a strong record of acting on the most significant mining-related mergers and acquisitions across the African continent. We support our clients through every aspect of mining and resource-related transactions from the initial due diligence through regulatory compliance to negotiating and closing the deals. We have also advised on some of the largest and most innovative debt and equity capital market transactions on the continent.
We are able to co-ordinate our service through a single point of contact offering a seamless service and making the execution of cross-border transactions less cumbersome, time-consuming and costly.
Whether clients are negotiating offtakes, supply side contracts or require day-to-day commercial agreement support, we have the necessary depth of expertise and skills to assist.
We regularly advise clients on all matters relating to local mining legislation, including but not limited to compliance, mining title and other legal opinions, applications and acquisitions of rights, review applications, appeals and due diligences.
We have assisted numerous clients on the interaction of environmental and mining legislation, including licensing, appeals and court reviews of licensing decisions.
We have experience in successfully objecting to the grant of prospecting or mining right applications and pursuing appeals against decisions regarding the grant or refusal of mining and prospecting applications.
Our experience extends to mine incident and accident enquiries, dealing with notifications and assisting with legal compliance associated with health and safety.
Our clients include global mining and resources companies, investors, banks and financial institutions, state-owned enterprises and various government departments within the mining and resources sector.
Chambers and Partners, 2022
‘a prominent … law firm advising global and regional mining houses on a range of mining projects and legal issues’
‘frequently works with lenders and investors on large asset transactions, loan facilities and M&A, as well as high-profile disputes in the mining sector’
‘well versed in prospecting rights, regulatory issues and brownfield expansion, as well as mining-related environmental law issues’
Legal 500, 2021
‘continues to impress in mining sector corporate transactions, and is also an emerging player in mining regulatory, environmental law and health and safety matters’
‘has a fine record in mining sector M&A