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Andrew Mitchell_Lawyer_Johannesburg

Andrew Mitchell

Counsel Fasken
Jurisdiction South Africa, 1978
Language(s) English, Afrikaans
Office(s) Johannesburg

Andrew’s practice specialises in mining law, mining finance and traditional communities within the legal sector. His mining experience includes involvement in platinum, aluminium, nickel, cobalt, chrome, vanadium, steel and heavy minerals projects.

He specialises in financial services, project and infrastructure finance, corporate finance, building, engineering and administrative law. His infrastructure finance experience covers toll roads, water, rail, harbour, power generation and accommodation projects.

  • Recognised by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer within the fields of Energy & Natural Resources: Mining and Projects & Energy; Andrew is noted as being "highly respected by peers for his knowledge of mining law and finance matters" and for his "broad-based expertise" in Projects & Energy. He is well known for his experience in project finance work, and impresses with his "exceptional drafting skills" (2012-2015 editions)
  • Recognised by Legal 500 as a leading individual in Projects & Infrastructure, and recommended for commercial matters. Andrew is also highlighted as "recommended for mining and sector finance transactions" and is one of the “leading names in the mining sector”, a “mining finance specialist” and is praised for his “excellent reputation”. He is recognised as "exceptional" for his Corporate M&A expertise and "sound commercial judgement and pragmatism" (2011-2015 editions)
  • Recognised by ILFR100 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms. The firm “is great in project finance - competitors consistently praise partner Andrew Mitchell” (2011 edition)
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  • LLB University of Witwatersrand
  • BSc, Chemical Engineering University of Witwatersrand

Community involvement

  • Trustee, Selborne Park Body Corporate

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Association of Arbitrators, Licensing Executive Society
  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa
Article “Marikana – the causes and wider implications and lessons for the mining industry in Africa”


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