Dr Ernst Basson


Practice Areas
Environmental and natural resources law

Specialises in
Environmental legal compliance
Environmental impact assessments law
Mining impacts law
Water, air and waste law
Contaminated land
Conservation of biodiversity law
Climate change law



  • Recognised by IFLR1000 as a Leading Lawyer for Energy and Infrastructure, 2013.
  • Recognised by Who's Who Legal : Environment, 2014.
  • Recognised by Chambers International Deal Survey, 2015 as a leading Environmental Lawyer in South Africa.
  • Recommended by Chambers and Partners in the area of Environmental Law.

Qualifications and Career
2011: Director, Glyn Marais

Ernst read for his doctoral degree in law (LLD) at Potchefstroom in South Africa and as a DAAD scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. He conducted postdoctoral research as a Fulbright scholar in the USA.