Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that Peter Leon, Partner and Africa Co-Chair, has been ranked as “one of the top mining lawyers in the world” by Who’s Who Legal (WWL), listing him as a 2021 Global Elite Thought Leader for Mining.

Over nearly two decades WWL has used the recommendations of clients and private practitioners to pick out the leading experts in a wide range of practice areas around the world. WWL says, “These individuals are worthy of special mention owing not only to their vast expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge legal matters, but also their ability to innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.”

Leon is a specialist in mineral regulatory issues in Anglophone Africa with a particular focus on crisis management, resource nationalism, investment protection and international best practice. He is also international legal counsel to the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, advising on the Kingdom’s mineral law reform programme.

His details can be found here https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/our-people/peter-leon 


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