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Fasken Lawyer Appointed to the International Bar Association Mining Law Committee

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Johannesburg (South Africa)Mmaphuti Morolong, Senior Associate, Corporate/Commercial group in the Fasken Johannesburg office, and a member of the Firm’s Global Mining Group (GEG), has been appointed as a committee member of the International Bar Association (IBA) Mining Law Committee.

Advising corporate clients and traditional communities, she assists with mergers and acquisitions, Black Economic Empowerment transactions, corporate re-organizations, and restructurings. With in-depth experience advising clients on a variety of mining regulatory and transactional issues, including compliance with the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Mmaphuti also assists on prospecting and mining rights applications and appeals and judicial reviews. She conducts various due-diligence investigations for both domestic and international clients, drafts commercial contracts including memoranda of incorporation, shareholders' agreements, sale of business and share sale agreements and advises on company law issues.

Mmaphuti is passionate about training young lawyers and is always looking for ways to guide and mentor young lawyers in the mining industry, and especially at Fasken. She shares that “I am product of good mentorship and training myself; and having seen what it has done for me, I wish to extend it to other young minds so they have the same exposure, guidance and opportunities I have had”.

Mmaphuti will serve on the committee until the end of 2022.

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