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Warburton Attorneys

Catherine Warburton

Johannesburg, South Africa Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Environment
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Environment - South Africa

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Market sources describe Catherine Warburton as a "powerhouse" and a "class act." She advises a broad range of international and domestic energy and mining clients on environmental regulatory compliance, as well as environmental due diligence and disputes.
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Practice Areas

All aspects of environmental law.


Catherine Warburton established Warburton Attorneys in December 2000 and has more than twenty years of experience in the field of environmental law in South Africa. Her experience has mainly been developed across a broad spectrum of infrastructure development and mining projects and the petroleum industry. Climate change related work has been a focal point at various stages during her career as well as biodiversity and protected areas work. Catherine's speciality is strategic planning and risk management at Board level and environmental litigation. She has presented countless courses, papers and presentations over the years and has contributed to international and domestic conferences and publications.She is currently advising on a number of mine closure projects and is acting in a criminal environmental prosecution for a multinational company.

Professional Memberships

Warburton Attorneys Managing Partner; IMBEWU Sustainability Legal Specialists (Pty) Ltd Managing Director; BA LLB LLM; Admitted as an attorney 1996; Law Society of Northern Provinces; Vice-Chairperson of the Law Society’s Committee on Environmental Affairs; Environmental Law Association of South Africa; Member of Gauteng MEC’s External EIA Appeals Panel; currently completing FGASA Level 1 Field Guide Nature Training Course.

Catherine Warburton

Warburton Attorneys

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Phone number

53 Dudley Road

Corner Bolton Avenue




South Africa


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