Our mining expertise is ranked in the top bands by both Chambers Global and the Legal 500. In addition, we were named "Energy & Natural Resources Team of the Year" at the African Legal Awards in 2013. According to independent research:
- Clients say, "They're definitely mining experts - they have their ear to the ground for developments in the industry and they give us good commercial advice" and "I'd recommend them - they've got a very good team and are well experienced in mining practices and issues." (Chambers Global , 2014)
- "Webber Wentzel has a huge team in South Africa and across the continent ... With dedicated teams of mining M&A and regulatory experts, it has been active in numerous African jurisdictions..." (Legal 500, 2014)
- "Webber Wentzel’s mining team provides consistent, high-quality service, fast turnaround times, and practical advice that accounts for underlying commercial drivers" (Legal 500, 2013)
- "The firm has also won our award for South African firm of the year for the fourth consecutive time and has continued to expand its presence in our research... Energy and mining are also very important practices for the firm." (Who's Who Legal 100, 2014)
Webber Wentzel was part of the team, which also included Anglo American Platinum, SRK Consulting, TTM Consulting and Yamedupi Solutions, that won the International Association for Public Participation Federation International Project of the Year award for a project titled Alchemy. The project addressed "Sustainable community futures beyond mining through mining" and involved an engagement leading to the establishment of community development trusts.
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