Otsile Matlou is a director at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) and has over 9 years of experience. He currently practices in the mining department where he specialises in the field of mining law.
Otsile acts for a wide range of mining companies in all mineral commodity sectors, including the base and precious metals, coal, rare earths, sand, as well as diamonds sectors. He acts for listed as well as unlisted mining and exploration companies.
Otsile’s practice experience includes all aspects of regulatory work in the mining and petroleum (upstream) industries, as well as aspects of acquisitions and corporate restructuring, as well as black economic empowerment transactions. He also advises concerning royalties in the mining sector.
Otsile co authored the 2005-2009 Mining Law chapters of the Annual Survey of South African Law as well as numerous articles in the field of mining law for various leading publications. He regularly presents papers at conferences and seminars in the field of mining law. He is an instructor at the Black Lawyers Association and is a member of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association. Otsile was rated as “recommended” in tier 1 of the Mining Section of Legal 500 in 2010. He is also a former advocate of the High Court of South Africa as well as member of the Johannesburg Bar.