Director, Head of Mining & Resources practice, Head of the China practice area

More about: Chris Stevens
Chris Stevens specializes in:
  • Due diligence
  • Opinion work
  • Administrative appeals and reviews
  • Mining title registration
  • resources law
Chris Stevens advises on:
  • Mining transactions
  • Mining disputes
  • All aspects of the MPRDA
Chris Stevens career:
  • BComm (Wits)
  • LLB Degree (Wits)
  • 2012: Director, Werksmans
  • Head of the Mining & Resources practice area
Chris Stevens highlights:
  • Membership: Mining Law Committee, IBA (2003 – 2004)
  • Named as the leading mining lawyers
    • in Mining Law by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2008 - 2016)
    • in Mining by the International Who’s Who Legal (2008 - 2012)
  • Named as a recommended lawyer in Mining by the Legal 500 (2013 - 2016)
  • Named as "highly regarded"  in Energy & infrastructure and Project development in the 2018 & 2019 editions of IFLR1000 (Finance and Corporate) – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
  • Admitted as notary public (1990)
  • Won WITS prize for mining law in LLM by course work (1991)
  • Lectured LLB Prospecting and Mining Course, WITS (1995 - 2005)
  • Lectures annually at the WITS LLM in Mining Engineering on Mineral Law Compliance
  • Spoken at about 50 conferences in South Africa over the past 20 years
  • Presentations:
    • IBA conference in Rome on mining contractorship agreements (2005)
    • to IBA conference in Cape Town on implications of the National Water Act on mining companies (1998)
    • to IPBA in Auckland, New Zealand on Native Title in South Africa and how it affects mining tenements (1998)
  • Advised Anglo Platinum on all of its BEE projects for all of its joint ventures and existing mines
  • Currently advising the Department of Water Affairs in relation to the acid mine drainage project in the Witwatersrand