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Bruce Dickinson
Bruce Dickinson
Position: Partner, Mining Sector Group Head
Practice: Corporate
Office: Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 530 5381

Bruce Dickinson is a partner in the Corporate Practice and head of the Mining Sector at Webber Wentzel.

He specialises in mergers and acquisitions in the mining industry, the structuring of mining companies, mining transactions and projects, as well as the development and operational aspects thereof. Bruce advises various mining companies on their investments in Sub-Saharan Africa and has advised on transactions and projects in the majority of key resource rich jurisdictions on the continent.

He is an accomplished international speaker and has addressed various mining conferences and seminars in South Africa, Australia, Canada and Zimbabwe. He is regularly approached for comment on the mining industry by various business and industry publications and has published a number of articles on the mining industry. Bruce also co-authored the chapter on South Africa in Minerals and Mining: A Practical Global Guide. He is also a trustee of several trusts in the mining industry.

Bruce is an admitted attorney in South Africa and an admitted solicitor in England and Wales. He is a member of both the Law Society of South Africa and the Law Society of England and Wales.

His expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers.

Bruce has BA and LLB degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, has completed a course in Prospecting and Mining Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and a Higher Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments from the Academy of Financial Markets.

Areas of expertise
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate structuring, including cross-border and indigenisation transactions, as well as restructurings and divestitures
  • Mining and mineral regulation
  • Commercial arrangements in relation to the development and operation of mining projects and associated infrastructure and logistics
  • General corporate and commercial law

Named by:


  • Chambers Global 2009 - 2018 as a ranked lawyer (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (South Africa); Corporate / M&A (Africa-wide)).
  • Legal 500 2009 - 2017 as a leading individual (Africa; Mining).
  • IFLR1000 2015 - 2018 as a leading lawyer (Banking; Energy and infrastructure; M&A; Project finance).
  • Who's Who Legal 2008 - 2016 as a listed lawyer (Mining).
  • Best Lawyers 2010 - 2018 (Mining Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law).



Member of the:

  • Law Society of England and Wales (2008 to present).