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Education

  • LLB, 1986
    University of Witwatersrand
  • BA, Law, English, Political Studies, 1983
    University of Witwatersrand

Year of Call/Admission

  • South Africa, 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Eric van den Berg

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Eric is highly experienced in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. His practice focuses on mining disputes predominantly involving traditional communities, as well as litigation in the property and media industries. Eric has litigated in most Courts in South Africa and has had several matters heard in the Constitutional Court most notably the striking down as unconstitutional the limits placed on the press in reporting matrimonial proceedings.

He acts for traditional communities, land owners and mining houses in disputes within the mining industry. These disputes relate to the access to land, the review of prospecting awards and mining rights in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA).

Eric has also advised traditional communities on their reorganisation and corporatisation of their traditional structures to capitalize on South Africa's changing mineral regime as well as to secure land titles.

Honours and Awards

  • Recognised as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 EMEA in Dispute Resolution, (2015 - 2017 editions).
  • Recognised by Chambers Global as a notable practitioner; Eric "features strongly" in the market and is described as “a fantastic media lawyer” (2012 - 2017 editions).

Community Involvement

  • Trustee, Desmond Leech Trust (2004 to date)
  • Disciplinary work for the Law Society of the Northern Province

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of the Northern Provinces, since 1993

Fasken Martineau is incorporated in South Africa as Bell Dewar Inc. (Registration No. 1995/004675/21). The term ‘partner’ in relation to Fasken Martineau is used to refer to a partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP who is also a director, employee or consultant of Bell Dewar Inc. with equivalent standing and qualifications.