Jackwell Feris

Director in Dispute Resolution Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Location:South Africa


Jackwell Feris is a director in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. He has experience in mining and petroleum, Oil and Gas law, corporate and commercial law, administrative law and procurement law and arbitrations.
SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality

Contrary to other jurisdictions, the International Arbitration Bill of South Africa 2017 specifically contains a provision that excludes public bodies from the more usual confidentiality clause ie the case must be heard in public...

By Jackwell Feris 19 Jun 2017

Potential compliance issues of new mining charter

South Africa (similar to other countries endowed with mineral resources) has recognised that, except for encouraging downstream value-addition (beneficiation) in the minerals sector, policy tools and regulatory frameworks must be implemented to ensure that the extractive industry provides broader benefits to society...

By Jackwell Feris 28 Jun 2016

Newmont discontinues arbitration after export restriction

On 30 June 2014 the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) received a request for arbitration from Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V. and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (Newmont)...

By Jackwell Feris 21 Oct 2014

Conflicting rights to exploit natural resources

Should parliament pass the current proposed amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act No. 28 of 2002 ("MPRDA") without any further regard to the potential conflict which could arise between the mineral provisions and the petroleum provisions thereof during an application process for mineral rights (prospecting and/or mining rights) and petroleum rights (exploration and/or production rights) it may lead to administrative problems for the Department of Mineral Resources ("the DMR") to administer.

By Jackwell Feris 10 Mar 2014

Mine dumps in South Africa: an ownership dilemma

The South African landscape is filled with mine dumps bearing testament to South Africa's rich mining heritage.

By Jackwell Feris 5 Nov 2013

Investor protection: Security of tenure of mining rights in SA

The South African mining industry has, over the past few months, received a significant amount of bad publicity, inter alia, on the nationalisation of mineral resources, socio-economic concerns and the dangerous labour unrest, which all seems to have added to the fact that South Africa's ranking as an attractive mining investment destination has dropped even further according to the latest report released by the Canada-based Fraser Institute.

By Jackwell Feris 18 Jun 2013

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