Allan Reid

Director

Allan Reid is a Director in our Corporate & Commercial practice. He previously served as Joint Head of the Mining & Minerals sector. Allan has extensive experience in mining and minerals law, intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions, aviation law and private equity deals.

Allan Reid

About Allan

About Allan

Allan began his career as a Candidate Attorney at Solomon and Nicholson, where he was subsequently promoted to an Associate. He then joined Slomowitz Myburgh Cawood and Brits as an Associate and was later promoted to Director. He was one of the founding partners of Smuts and Reid before joining Savage Jooste and Adams in 1997 as head of their Corporate, Commercial and Intellectual Property department. In February 2008 Allan joined Cliffe Dekker (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as a Director.

Credentials

Credentials

Education

  • BProc LLB, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1985
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council

About Allan

Allan began his career as a Candidate Attorney at Solomon and Nicholson, where he was subsequently promoted to an Associate. He then joined Slomowitz Myburgh Cawood and Brits as an Associate and was later promoted to Director. He was one of the founding partners of Smuts and Reid before joining Savage Jooste and Adams in 1997 as head of their Corporate, Commercial and Intellectual Property department. In February 2008 Allan joined Cliffe Dekker (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as a Director.

Credentials

Education

  • BProc LLB, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 1985
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council

News

Residue stockpiles and residue deposits:  Making sense of the amendments maze
Environmental Law

Residue stockpiles and residue deposits: Making sense of the amendments maze

A notice for proposed amendments to the 2014 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations (EIA Regulations) and associated 2014 EIA Listing Notices 1, 2 and 3 (Listing Notices)...

Does an indirect change of control by means of a rights issue or otherwise require section 11 consent in terms of the MPRDA?
Mining & Minerals

Does an indirect change of control by means of a rights issue or otherwise require section 11 consent in terms of the MPRDA?

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) provides for the Minister of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) (Minister) to consent to the...

Where to from here? Considerations following the 2023 MPRDA Review Summit regarding the objects of transformation policy
Corporate & Commercial Law

Where to from here? Considerations following the 2023 MPRDA Review Summit regarding the objects of transformation policy

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA), which came into force on 1 May 2014, was a revolution in South Africa’s regulation of mineral resources, specifically...

Can further foreign direct investment be attracted by easing the limitations on mining exploration in South Africa?
Corporate & Commercial Law

Can further foreign direct investment be attracted by easing the limitations on mining exploration in South Africa?

It is well documented that South Africa is rich in mineral resources such as gold, platinum-group metals, base metals and diamonds, however, exploration and prospecting to uncover...

Is equitable access into the mining industry ensured?
Corporate & Commercial Law

Is equitable access into the mining industry ensured?

South Africa’s economy expanded by 1,6% in the third quarter of 2022, according to the Stats SA GDP outlook published on 6 December 2022, and the mining industry increased its economic...

Market recognition

  • Chambers Global 2017–2024 ranked Allan Reid in Band 2 for energy & natural resources: mining.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020–2023 recommended him as a leading individual for mining. From 2011–2019, it recommended him for mining.
  • Allan Reid was ranked as a leading lawyer by Who's Who Legal: Mining 2019. Allan was named a Leading Lawyer by Who's Who Legal: Mining for 2018.

Market recognition

  • Chambers Global 2017–2024 ranked Allan Reid in Band 2 for energy & natural resources: mining.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020–2023 recommended him as a leading individual for mining. From 2011–2019, it recommended him for mining.
  • Allan Reid was ranked as a leading lawyer by Who's Who Legal: Mining 2019. Allan was named a Leading Lawyer by Who's Who Legal: Mining for 2018.