Gillian Niven


BA, LLB, and LLM

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With more than 13 years in the legal profession, Tiefenthaler Africa Consultant, Gillian Niven has carved a niche for herself as a regulatory lawyer in environmental law, ESG, and sustainability. Gillian’s regulatory proficiency is evident from her work in sectors such as energy, mining, oil and gas, nuclear, and industry. She’s not only advised on environmental compliance but also demonstrated leadership as the legal counsel for both a JSE-listed gas company and a renewable energy company. In these roles, Gillian was instrumental in supervising all legal matters, from engaging with regulators to drafting essential commercial documents.

Gillian’s educational background includes a BA, LLB, and LLM from the University of the Witwatersrand, with her LLM majoring in International Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Water Law. She has also completed an advanced course in Company Law from the same institution.

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