Mining & Environmental Law

mining

At Malan Scholes, we have a deep understanding of the South African mining industry and enjoy well-established relationships with its regulators. Our mining and environmental lawyers will help you understand the compliance framework of the industry from a legal perspective.

We can advise you on royalties, water and environmental law, as well as any consequences of the proposed amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA), the “One Environmental System” and various changes to environmental legislation. We also advise on the implications of recent court judgments, including the rezoning of land for conducting mining operations in South Africa.

We have practical experience working on transactions involving South African and international mining and exploration companies in various jurisdictions throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our services include:

  • drafting and negotiating mining and resource industry specific commercial contracts

  • providing regulatory advice and assistance with various applications, such as those in terms of section 11 and 102 of the MPRDA

  • advising on environmental, land use and water related issues

  • providing opinions on the Mining Charter and BEE obligations of mining companies in South Africa

  • conducting due diligence investigations regarding mining and prospecting rights and related authorisations in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa


CONTACT OUR MINING & ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS

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HULME SCHOLES
DIRECTOR
hscholes@malanscholes.co.za
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LILI NUPEN
DIRECTOR
lnupen@malanscholes.co.za
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You can also call our switchboard on (011) 718 4600 if you’d like to speak to us.

PRACTICE AREAS

At Malan Scholes, we’re not afraid to think differently. Whether you have an issue relating to corporate & commercial law, mining & environmental law or dispute resolution – we have the specialised skills you need.

Have a question? Contact one of our experts in these specific areas.

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW

Get in touch with our corporate and commercial lawyers who have extensive experience in a wide range of transactions in South Africa and other African countries.

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MINING & ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

At Malan Scholes, we have a deep understanding of the South African mining industry and enjoy well-established relationships with its regulators.

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION

If you want to avoid costly disagreements when it comes to other individuals, corporates or the State, you need the services of a professional dispute resolution team.

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