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Tanneke  Heersche

Tanneke Heersche

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1993
Language(s) Dutch, English
Office(s) Toronto

Tanneke Heersche is a partner at Fasken with a particular focus on natural resource project development in emerging markets. Tanneke is highly regarded for her expertise and experience in the mining industry where she is recognised as a leading legal advisor. Her extensive experience includes advising on all aspects of the development and financing of mining and other natural resource projects in emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on African markets.

Tanneke’s practice also encompasses advising and representing clients on significant cross-border investments and investment protections in natural resources, infrastructure and other sectors in various emerging markets. She regularly advises major international mining companies and international financial institutions as well as governments in numerous countries around the world.

2018 International Financial Law Review As "Highly Regarded" in Banking, Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance, and Mining
2016 to 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Mining
2009 to 2018 Chambers Global As a "Leading Lawyer" for Projects and Energy (Africa-wide), Energy & Natural Resources, and Mining (South Africa)


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • BA (Hons), German Literature University of Western Ontario
  • BSc, Physiology University of Western Ontario

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
Article Asian Investment in Africa: A Snapshot
Article Making Mines Work Harder – Resource Nationalism Trends In Africa
Asian Investment in Africa: A Snapshot Special Institute on Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development and Investment, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation location location Cartegena, Colombia
Reopening Price Provisions Under Long-Term Gas Supply Agreements Special Institute on International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development and Investment, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation location location Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
The Development of Large Scale Investment Projects - Best Practices Government presentations to the government of Mozambique in connection with the World Bank Capacity Building programs location location Maputo, Mozambique Maputo, Mozambique


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