Global menu

Our global pages

Print Friendly and PDF

Mining and Infrastructure, South Africa

This specialised field combines Eversheds Sutherland's skills and expertise in a number of disciplines including mining law and regulation, construction, health and safety, environmental, employment and Black Economic Empowerment law, as well as the practical aspects of owning and carrying out mining operations. The firm offers assistance from formation and registration of the operations to application for rights, prospecting and exploration activities, along with the other aspects of commercial operations: tax, structuring, financing and capital raising, foreign and domestic investment.

Our team comprises members with vast experience, gained over many years of partnership with our clients.

Our clients include a broad range of stakeholders across the life cycle, from extraction through to beneficiation and infrastructure development.

Our multi-disciplinary services include the following:

  • applications for prospecting and mining rights;
  • applications for environmental authorisations (environmental, water, waste, air, etc.);
  • health and safety (including representation at inquiries and investigations under the Health and Safety Laws);
  • advice in relation to compliance initiatives from the regulators;
  • Black Economic Empowerment and compliance with Indigenisation Laws;
  • corporate and commercial;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • compliance auditing;
  • health, safety and environmental training and awareness;
  • defence of criminal prosecutions initiated by the regulators;
  • employment law (including industrial action, community activism and related);
  • lobbying activities associated with new and existing legislation;
  • implementation of health and safety structures and appointments in compliance with Health and Safety Laws;
  • contractor engagement and management;
  • renewable energy;
  • financing of projects;
  • off-take, security and related arrangements;
  • escrow arrangements;
  • anti-bribery and corruption;
  • human rights and modern slavery.


Contact us

Warren Beech, Head of Mining and Infrastructure

  • BA (Law) LLB (University of the Witwatersrand), LLM (UNISA), Diploma in Employee Benefits (Mandela Institute), Accredited Health, Safety & Environmental Auditor
  • +27 10 003 1455
  • E-mail Warren Beech

Nicholas Veltman, Partner

  • BCom (University of Pretoria), LLB (University of Pretoria), Implementation of an OHSAS 18001 system (University of Potchefstroom),OHSAS 18001: Lead Auditor (University of Potchefstroom),Advanced short course in Business Rescue Practice (UNISA)
  • +27 10 003 1477
  • E-mail Nicholas Veltman