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Clinton Pavlovic

Senior Associate

Clinton Pavlovic

Clinton acts for clients in South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique, he focuses on mining law, corporate law, commercial law and litigation and provides legal advice and assistance to companies in the mining, energy and natural resources sectors. 

This includes the negotiation and structuring of transactions, drafting and review of corporate and commercial agreements, regulatory compliance and conducting due diligence investigations.

Clinton advises on black economic empowerment transactions and the regulatory aspects of mining project related agreements including supply chain management, off-take arrangements and infrastructure development agreements. This includes drafting and review of all BEE related agreements including the sale of shares and share subscription agreements, company memorandums of incorporation and shareholder agreements.

In addition, he assists clients with applications for and renewals of prospecting rights, mining rights and mining permits in respect of minerals, as well as applications for and renewals of exploration rights and production rights in respect of petroleum, natural gas and other hydro-carbons. 

Applications for regulatory approval to transfer rights, to transfer shares in companies that hold rights, or to encumber rights in terms of section 11 of the MPRDA also form part of his practice. And he represents clients in internal appeals of decisions taken by regulatory bodies under the MPRDA and judicial reviews of decisions.

Clinton acts for clients in South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique.

Representative Experience

Assisted Kumba Iron Ore Company Limited with the regulatory review of its mining rights.

Assisting Anglo American Thermal Coal on a continuous basis with the regulatory compliance review of mining and prospecting rights.

Acting for Lucara Diamonds Plc in a multimillion dollar mining royalty dispute.

Initial agreements to acquire a project and set up required local or offshore company group structures.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., University of Pretoria, 2006
  • LL.B., University of Pretoria, 2005
  • B.Com., University of Pretoria, 2004

Court admissions

  • South Africa
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