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Legal Advisor

Rustenburg, North West, South Africa

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About the Role

Our client is currently looking for a Legal Advisor with at least 7 years’ experience in mining and environmental law or corporate and commercial law environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

• Giving accurate and timely advice to the business on a variety of legal topics.
• Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating of all commercial contracts for the mine, including mining contracts, project financing, FIDIC (white book, silver book, red book, and green book) agreements, joint venture agreements, share subscription agreements, power purchase agreements, intellectual property, license agreements, acquisition agreements, shareholder agreements, confidentiality agreements, lease agreement, immovable property, purchase/sale agreements and employment/consultancy agreements.
• Reviewing and negotiating all financing and security agreements required for the mine.
• Attending to and advising generally on all legal matters of the mine.
• Attending to e-mails from the directors, offices, and employees within the mine and providing legal advice as required.
• Attending/responding to notices and official communications from the DMRE.
• Noting and lodging of objections, appeals and applications under the MPRDA, NEMA, NEM:WA and NEM:AQA.
• Attending to all disputes and litigation and briefing/instructing company attorneys (where required) on behalf of mine.
• Advising on labour disputes.
• Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in law

  • Admitted as an attorney / Legal practitioner in terms of the Legal Practice Act 2014.

  • Master’s degree in a specific field of the law (advantageous)

  • Proven experience as a Legal Advisor in the mining environment and/or corporate and commercial law environment.

  • Corporate and/or project finance law and administrative law expertise.

  • Atleast 5 years post admission experience in the mining or environmental industry.

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