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Practice Experience

Arvitha Singh joined MDA Attorneys in 2019 as a candidate attorney. Prior thereto, Arvitha served as a Legal and Risk officer to a listed construction company, where she provided legal and commercial support on several large-scale projects both locally and cross-border.

Arvitha specialises primarily in all forms of litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Arvitha has assisted in the effective resolution of disputes for a host of clients in the construction industry including an international client specialising in high integrity castings. She is well versed in conducting litigation in both the superior and lower courts of South Africa (including urgent court proceedings and provisional sentence proceedings), as well as large-scale commercial arbitrations of both a local and international nature. Arvitha has further assisted emerging SME’s in pursuing their public sector claims.

Arvitha’s experience extends to the successful enforcement of adjudicator’s decisions and arbitrator’s awards, and in certain instances this entailed following an appeal process to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Her experience further extends to drafting of legal opinions, the preparation and drafting of contractual notices, claims and commercial correspondence, provision of advice in respect of bespoke contracts and standard form contracts (NEC, FIDIC, JBCC and GCC) and reviewing of standard form contracts.

Education

LLB (Bachelor of Laws) University of South Africa 2018

Admitted Attorney – Legal Practice Council – May 2020

Executive member – Construction Adjudication Association of South Africa (CAASA)

Arvitha Singh