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Eric van den Berg_Lawyer_Johannesburg

Eric van den Berg

Counsel Fasken
As the complexity of the average dispute continues to grow, clients want pragmatic and strategic risk management advice.
Jurisdiction South Africa, 1993
Language(s) English, Afrikaans
Office(s) Johannesburg

An internationally recognized litigation and dispute resolution lawyer, Eric van den Berg’s practice focuses on land related and mining disputes involving traditional communities, as well as litigation in the media and telecoms industries.

With experience litigating in all Courts in South Africa, Eric 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.

Acting for traditional communities, land owners, and mining houses on mining industry disputes, Eric has deep knowledge on access to land, and the review of prospecting awards and mining rights related to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA).

To capitalize on South Africa's changing mineral regime and to secure land titles, he advises traditional communities on their reorganization and corporatization of their traditional structures.

  • Chambers and Partners, Chambers & Partners 2020
  • Recognised as a notable practitioner, Chambers Global 2012 to 2018
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500 Europe Middle East and Africa 2015 to 2018
Chambers & Partners Publication name with laurels Chambers & Partners Chambers and Partners Recognised for his expertise in the field of Media & Broadcasting Band 3
Chambers & Partners Publication name with laurels Chambers Global Recognised as a notable practitioner
Legal 500 Publication name with laurels The Legal 500 Europe Middle East and Africa Recognised as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution
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  • LLB University of Witwatersrand
  • BA, Law, English, Political Studies University of Witwatersrand

Community involvement

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Legal Practice Council of South Africa
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