David joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2017. He was retained as an Associate in 2019.

  • Drafting and reviewing company secretarial documents and various commercial agreements, inter alia, memoranda of incorporation, shareholders agreements, sale of business agreements, and sale of shares agreements.
  • Conducting numerous corporate and mining due diligence investigations and drafting due diligence reports.
  • Advising local and international clients with regard to compliance issues in terms of South African prospecting and mining law and general company law.
  • Researching and drafting opinions on various aspects of commercial law and mining law.
  • Providing regulatory advice in respect of all applicable legislation relating to mining, exploration and prospecting operations.
  • Drafting and lodging applications for mining rights and prospecting rights, in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 and any ancillary applications relating thereto.
  • Drafting and lodging appeals and objections in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 and appearing on behalf of clients at Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Regional Mining Development and Environmental Committee sessions.
  • Drafting and lodging various applications to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in terms of applicable sections of the MPRDA including, among many others, section 11 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 for the transfer of a right or controlling shareholding in the holder of a right, section 102 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 for the amendment of a right
  • Attending to all notarial executions and registrations of rights (including new rights, cessions and transfers of rights and amendments of rights).
  • Drafting and attending to the registration of mortgage bonds over mining rights.

Education

  • LL.B (with distinction), University of Johannesburg

Memberships

  • Golden Key International Honour Society