Areas of Expertise


Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Commercial negotiations and contract drafting
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • End-to-end legal procurement solutions
  • Tax and transaction advisory services

Employment Law and Strategic HR Advisory

  • Collective bargaining and individual employment law
  • Alignment of business and HR strategies
  • HR governance
  • ER management
  • HR integration management (M&A, JV’s and Strategic Partners)

Environmental Law, Mining Law and Mineral Rights Management

Environmental Law
  • Regulatory advice and opinions
  • Auditing and compliance
  • Bespoke training on risk management and legal liability
  • Rehabilitation obligation and mining rehabilitation costs
  • Gap analysis

Mining Law and Mineral Rights Management
  • Mining law advisory
  • Preparation, lodgement and advice on mining right applications, prospecting right applications and section 11 transfers
  • MPRDA compliance
  • Drafting of mining specific agreements and contract mining arrangements
  • Social and Labour plans (drafting, management, compliance reporting and implementation)

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property
  • IP portfolio management
  • IP dispute resolution
  • Trademark applications and searches
  • IP agreements
  • General advice on all IP matters

Media, Employee – and Investor Relations
  • Investor relations and financial, crisis and litigation communication
  • Corporate communications, reputation management, employee – and community communications
  • Media coaching, training and mentoring
  • Drafting and review of board notes and annual reports
  • Conducting of investor, media, and client perception surveys

Health and Safety law

  • Drafting and advising on statutory letters of appointment, contractor management and legal risk register
  • Regulatory compliance and risk management
  • Compliance audits and gap analysis
  • Drafting of policies and procedures
  • Training

Community Matters

  • Re-location project management and advice
  • Conflict resolution
  • Establishment of and engagement with community forums
  • Identification and implementation of local procurement initiatives and social development
  • Navigating and addressing ‘’on the ground real’’ community concerns

Productivity Improvements

  • Needs analysis and streamlining of internal processes
  • Workflow automation
  • Template and SOP development
  • Internal resource optimisation
  • Legal and administrative outsourcing solutions

Facilitation and Training

  • Facilitate negotiations between mines and communities
  • Facilitate in-house legal department strategy development
  • Health and safety law training
  • Employment law training
  • Training for in-house counsel on improving efficiency and achieving cost reduction for in-house legal departments

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Facilitated negotiations
  • Mediation and arbitration agreements
  • Attendance at mediation and arbitration proceedings
  • Enforcement of arbitration awards


  • Legal strategy development and implementation
  • Legal risk management
  • Legal project management
  • In-house legal department operational optimization
  • The ‘’What if’’ mapping and strategy development
  • Training of in-house staff in understanding business strategy, development and shareholder requirements

Litigation Management

  • Legal project management
  • Pre-litigation services
  • Discovery and interlocutory process support
  • E-discovery
  • Legal cost management

Shipping and Port Services

  • Development of ocean born freight and port strategies
  • Long term contracts of affreightment
  • Draft and review coa’s and international shipping terms
  • Development of sales pricing mechanisms and implementation of fob and cif terms
  • Development of shipping desk and strategy

Renewable Energy

  • Assisting with legal and regulatory compliance
  • Advise on energy projects
  • Project management of energy projects
  • Evaluate pricing models
  • Advise on long term ppa’s