Manus Booysen
Manus Booysen
Position: Partner
Practice: Corporate
Office: Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 530 5224

Manus Booysen is a partner in the Corporate Practice at Webber Wentzel.

He has 34 years' experience and specialises in all aspects of mining, energy oil & gas and precious metals law. He also has substantial experience in corporate and commercial and black economic empowerment (BEE) law.  His experience includes all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, structuring and transactional advice, drafting and implementation of local and cross border transactions. He has expertise in supply and off take agreements of mineral products, regulatory law in the mining, oil & gas and precious metals fields and property law.

Manus advises a number of South African and international clients in the mining, energy, oil and gas, BEE and financial industries.

He is an accomplished international speaker on the topics of mining law. He is also an admitted notary and conveyancer and has served on the Minerals Committee of the International Bar Association's section on Engineering, Energy and Resources Law.

Areas of expertise
  • Mining and mineral, oil and gas law
  • Merger and acquisition transactions, corporate structuring and corporate transactions
  • Domestic and cross-border mining transactions
  • Capital markets
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Mining joint ventures
  • Black economic empowerment
  • Mining-related litigation and arbitrations
  • Supply and off-take agreements
  • Contract mining agreements
  • Land use and compensation agreements
  • Property law, conveyancing, notarial and security law

Named by:

  • Chambers Global 2010 - 2018 as a ranked lawyer (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining).
  • Legal 500 2012 - 2017 as a legal expert (Mining).
  • IFLR1000 2016 as a leading lawyer (Energy & Infrastructure).
  • Who's Who Legal 2005 - 2018 as a leading lawyer (Mining; Energy).
  • Best Lawyers 2008 - 2018 (Mining Law).

Represented the Law Society of South Africa on the Samrec and Samval Committee.