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Maryann Middleton


Maryann Middleton

Maryann's practice focuses on commercial law, construction and engineering contracts, mining and minerals law, law of beneficiation, and administrative law. She advises international enterprises wishing to invest in the mining industry in Southern Africa.

Representative Experience

Application and interpretation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, and associated legislation. Adviser to listed private companies and state departments.

Lead advisor to Eskom on tenders and agreements for the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme.

Education and admissions


  • BA LLB LLM (Property Law), University of the Witwatersrand
  • Certificate in Pension Law, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Programme for Management Development, University of Cape Town


  • Admitted as notary and conveyancer
  • Corporate Governance Forum
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators
  • Pension Lawyers Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • South Africa


Listed among the world's leading mining lawyers

The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Bill

Published Works

Mineral extractors liable for royalties to the state

Published Works

Pssst…want to buy a mine

Published Works

Royalty bill clarified

Published Works

Fidentia found the gap

Published Works

Fidentia scandal reveals loopholes

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