Lawyer Profiles

Overview


In May 1978 the partners at the time of Webbers in South Africa established a firm in Maseru, Lesotho, known as Webber Newdigate, which has since developed into the largest attorneys firm in Lesotho.Apart from the full-time Lesotho staff, this firm is also supported by the partners and professional assistants in Bloemfontein. The Lesotho firm provides legal services to, amongst others, large financial institutions, para-statal organisations and various stakeholders in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, such as international construction companies, professional advisory firms and consortiums. In this regard the firm was recently involved in one of the largest arbitrations ever to take place in Lesotho.

Lesotho is world renowned for its diamonds and the diamonds from some if its mines are of exceptional quality. Mining is also a major contributor of direct foreign investment. The mining sector is regulated by the Mines and Minerals Act, 2005.

 

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