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Peter Leon is head of mining regulation at Webber Wentzel and a partner in the firm’s mining practice.
His areas of expertise include mineral and petroleum regulation in developing countries (including the South African Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 and international best practice), black economic empowerment and indigenisation law, international investment law as well as financial services regulation. He has advised on major mine development agreements in Africa, as well as resources regulatory issues in Botswana, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Peter Leon is a regular speaker at mining conferences, courses and Parliamentary hearings in South Africa and internationally. He is an honorary lecturer at the University of Dundee in Scotland. He is also an accomplished speaker, and has written extensively on the topics of mining, resource nationalism and empowerment.
Peter Leon was recently recognised as one of the world's top twenty mining lawyers by The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers. His expertise has been recognised by Chambers Global (Mining), Legal 500 (Mining) and The International Who’s Who (Mining, Business). Peter holds a BA degree (awarded with distinction in Roman law) and a LLB degree (cum laude) from the University of Cape Town, as well as a LLM degree (first class honours) and Diploma in Comparative Legal Studies from the University of Cambridge. He is a Senior Scholar of Christ’s College, Cambridge.
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