The continuing and growing need for energy means that investment is required on a global scale, and that creativity and innovation are critical for realising the next generation of projects.
At the same time, the energy sector plays a crucial role in the development of many economies across Africa.
The continent’s oil and gas reserves have led to significant development in the use of technology throughout the value chain; changing the exploration and mapping of reserves, drilling operations including off-shore drilling, and the transportation of oil and gas. The advancement of technology is also creating more opportunities for the commercialisation of Africa’s natural resources.
At Spoor & Fisher, our team has extensive experience in assisting a wide range of clients across the energy sector: from the individual inventor and the SMME to multinational corporations.
Our attorneys are specialists in the intellectual property (IP) that under-scores diverse technologies ranging from fossil fuels and nuclear energy to alternative, renewable and clean energy.
Further, our patent and trade mark attorneys have been involved in initiatives to drive ‘clean tech’ on the continent – building up experience in solar energy, wind power, bio-energy, hydro-power, wave and tidal power, hydrogen and fuel cells, waste-to-energy, energy storage, transmission, distribution, and more.
Meet the Team
Partner, Chairperson of Executive Committee
Margaret Le Galle
Herman van Schalkwyk
Partner, Chairperson of the Partnership