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Norton Rose Fulbright

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Enjoys a stellar reputation for its regulatory and appellate work. Frequently called upon by the Minerals Council South Africa (formerly the Chamber of Mines of South Africa) due to its specialist mining expertise. Assists clients with the development of power generation projects, as well as innovative financing mandates and commercial transactions. Possesses further notable experience in greenfield mining projects.

Strengths

Sources praise the firm's "integrity and commerciality," adding: "They try to find workable solutions in difficult scenarios."

Work highlights

Advised Mimosa Resources on its joint venture with First Quantum Minerals for the development of a copper mine in Zambia.

Notable practitioners

Michael Dale is considered by peers to be the doyen of the mining sector in South Africa. Noted for his corporate and academic achievements in the space, he is revered by sources as "extremely diligent and unsurpassed in knowledge." One interviewee added: "There is no one like him on a detailed matter."

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Overview

Overview of our practice

Over the years, our mining team has established itself as leading advisors within the industry both in South Africa and across the African continent.  Our team works closely with our other key industry sector focus groups in the business, particularly our commodities, infrastructure, energy and financial institutions key industry sectors, as we understand that the mining sector in South Africa does not stand in isolation from these sectors. We cover the full range of legal services from corporate finance and project finance to mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, tax, derivatives and securities. In addition to our transactional offering, we advise on operational matters such as mining law, environmental law, health & safety, employment, disputes, property, construction, investigations, risk advisory and regulatory matters.

Members

Dale, Michael

Kron, Jeffrey

Lahri, Sa’ood

Midlane, Jackie

Pinto, Jaqui

Pretorius, Christina

Vos, André

Industries

Infrastructure

Mining

Resources

Energy & Natural Resources

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Location

15 Alice Lane

Sandton

South Africa

2196

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South Africa

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Michael Dale
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