Patrick Leyden


Herbert Smith Freehills


Patrick, based in Herbert Smith Freehill's Johannesburg office, is a corporate and regulatory lawyer practicing across a number of industry sectors but specialising in the mining and energy within Sub-Saharan Africa.

His experience includes domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, capital markets, and black economic empowerment and indigenisation transactions.

Patrick regularly advises JSE-listed mining companies on compliance with domestic mining legislation and has acted for a number of domestic and multinational banks in relation to precious metals transactions with refineries.
Patrick is an accomplished local and international speaker on the topic of mining and energy law.

Patrick holds BA and LLB degrees from Rhodes University, South Africa.