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Rita Spalding is a partner in the Corporate Practice at Webber Wentzel.
She is an expert in all aspects of mining and mineral law. She has substantial experience in structuring and negotiating commercial transactions, conducting due diligence investigations relating to mergers and acquisitions and conducting compliance audits in respect of mining companies.
Rita's expertise extends to technically specialised drafting of various agreements necessary to conduct prospecting and mining operations including preparing applications for rights; infrastructure and logistics agreements; commodity supply and offtake agreements; applications under mining and mineral law. She has advised both local and international clients on compliance in relation to mining and mineral law as well as black economic empowerment regulations in South Africa.
She is an accomplished speaker on the topics of mining and mineral law in South Africa. In addition, she is an admitted notary and conveyancer and is a member of the South Africa-Canada Chamber of Business Mining Working Group and the South African Women in Mining Association.
Her expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global, IFLR1000, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers.
Rita has an LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
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