Christina Pretorius

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc

South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8839
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8839
Christina Pretorius

Christina Pretorius


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Christina is a Director and head of our Mining practice. She focuses on commercial matters in the team, and works on transactions in a variety of industries, including in the mining, life sciences and healthcare and banking sectors. 

Since her admission in 2009, she has worked on market leading deals, including the re-structuring of Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton's shareholdings in and the empowerment transaction relating to Richards Bay Minerals, BHP Billiton's divestiture of their stake in Richards Bay Minerals to Rio Tinto for an estimated value of US$1.91 billion, the US$3.4 billion combination of Exxaro Resources Limited's Mineral Sands Operations with the businesses of Tronox, the internal restructuring and empowerment transaction in relation to the Sandvik group's South African mining business, andExxaro Resources Limited's acquisition of Total Coal South Africa with a total transaction value of approximately US$557 million.

In 2016, Christina assisted World Bank-affiliated International Finance Corporation on a number of investments into Africa, including in respect of Advtech Limited and Ascendis Healthcare. She advised Neotel during their sale to Liquid Telecommunications, and continues to be the legal advisor to the World Platinum Investment Council.

Professional experience

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  • Attorney and Public Notary, qualified in South Africa 2009
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese


Localisation in Africa

Publication | May 06, 2022

M&A, joint ventures, investments and partnerships

Publication | July 01, 2021

Demurrage: The new normal in mining?

Webinar | February 03, 2021

Mining law insights

Publication | November 11, 2020