|Position:||Partner and Head: Mining Regulatory Group|
|Practice:||Mining Energy and Natural Resources, Africa|
|Telephone:||+27 11 530 5248|
Peter Leon is a partner and head of Webber Wentzel’s Mining Regulatory Group.
His areas of expertise include mineral and petroleum regulation in developing countries (including the 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 also a regular speaker at various mining conferences, courses and Parliamentary hearings in South Africa and internationally. Peter is an honorary lecturer at the University of Dundee in Scotland. He is also an accomplished speaker, and has written on the topics of mining, resource nationalism and empowerment.
His expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global (Mining), Legal 500 (Mining) and The International Who’s Who (Mining, Business). Peter Leon was recently recognised as one of the world's top twenty mining lawyers by The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers.
Peter holds a BA degree (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.
Peter is an accomplished international speaker on resource nationalism, mineral regulation and broad-based black economic empowerment.
Recent papers and presentations include addresses on some of the most topical issues in the natural resources field:
Peter is an accomplished international speaker on resource nationalism, mineral regulation, broad-based black economic empowerment and international investment law.
Peter's contributions to the profession are numerous, including: