Zimbabwe is fast becoming recognised for its mineral wealth. Investors from all over the world and within the country are eager to contribute to the development of this sector of our economy.

Our team has a wealth of experience in this practice area. It is a practice area that has always been very near to the successive members of the partnership from inception of the firm. Our mining law department is credited with having navigated many local and foreign corporations through the legal and regulatory aspects of this extractive industry and understands the changes that the industry has gone through as well as the challenges it faces. We offer our clients innovative legal solutions that help them to stay competitive during the good times as well as the more challenging. We have successfully steered our clients through indigenisation compliance and continue to anchor their plans and processes with our sound knowledge.

Where multi-jurisdictional mining transactions are involved, we are sought after by various global firms as the local expert of choice as we equip our clients with the knowledge and assist in the facilitation of compliance with mandatory legislation generally (indigenisation, exchange control, investment licenses, competition laws and other) and advise and assist with the protection of our client’s mining rights. Our expertise is world renowned for being solid and reliable. We offer a one stop shop for your mining law needs. The depth of the firm in all areas of law allows our practitioners to draw upon other specialists in the firm where necessary, such as those who devote their practices to environmental or regulatory law or those experienced in dispute resolution. We make it our business to keep abreast of developments in the law and participate in industry seminars on an on-going basis. Our team advises and assists in obtaining and protecting the following: prospecting licenses, exclusive prospecting licenses, mining claims, mining leases, mining grants, mineral concessions and special mining leases. Our team also advises on the following:

  • Mineral rights including transfers of interests
  • All aspects of mine safety and occupational health
  • Structuring of indigenisation transactions
  • Structuring of community involvements in mining projects
  • Corporate commercial advice such as mergers and acquisitions, project finance, joint ventures and alliances.
  • Construction and engineering law
  • Employment and immigration law
  • Taxes and royalties
  • Dispute resolution
  • Legal aspects of environmental and waste management

Engagement Partners: Mining Law

Sternford Moyo: moyos@scanlen.co.zw

Nellie R.F. Tiyago‐Jinjika: tiyagon@scanlen.co.zw

Riana Moss (nee Theron): mossr@scanlen.co.zw

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