Megan Nicholas

Megan Nicholas

Senior Associate, Johannesburg

Email megan.nicholas@​

Phone +27 11 523 6262

Fax +27 86 687 3830

LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans

Practice groupLitigation

Megan Nicholas focuses on health and safety, mining, commercial litigation, environmental law, labour law and dispute resolution primarily within the mining sector.

In 2017 Megan received the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans Award, and was nominated for the Rising Star Awards in the Professional Services category and the African Legal Awards in Attorney of the Year category.

Awards and recognitions


Winner in category: Justice & Law
Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans


Hogan Lovells (South Africa)
Associate Achiever Award

Education and admissions


LL.M., University of Witwatersrand, (cum laude), 2011

LL.B., University of Witwatersrand, 2010

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Advising a Chinese state-owned manufacturer in respect of its bid to supply 465 diesel locomotives to Transnet SOC.

Representing steel producers in discussions and representations with the Department of Mineral Resources, the Department of Water Affairs and the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Advising L'Occitane International on their entrance into the South African retail market.

Urgent interdict proceedings to prevent a government department from implementing the award of a security services tender and review proceedings to set aside the award.

Assisting international renewable energy companies to tender in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme and advising on various legal issues surrounding the envisaged transaction.

Assisting mining companies in respect of employment issues related to the mining industry, particularly industrial action.

Assisting and representing various companies at investigations and inquiries conducted in terms of health and safety legislation.

Advising mining clients in respect of environmental compliance.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

The Delphic Provision Mining Newsletter

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