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Contract documentation

  • Assisted a Chinese Mining House with the drafting of a set of standard amendments to the FIDIC suite of contracts and negotiated two long lead supply contracts with OEM contractors for a greenfield project in Namibia. These long lead supply contracts had a combined value in excess of ZAR 5 billion.
  • Assisted listed food manufacturing company┬áin drafting of construction contract and related documentation for the construction of a new sugar mill in Mozambique with a total investment value of USD 740 million.
  • Assisted large engineering house with the preparation of subcontract conditions in respect of the operational obligations of the subcontractor for a waste water treatment plant under the FIDIC Gold Book.
  • Assisted large contractor with the review of tender terms and conditions and supply of detailed risk matrix in respect of amendments made to the FIDIC Yellow Book for the supply, installation and commissioning of new plant.
  • Assisted an international mining house with the drafting of a set of contract documents in respect of a new mining venture in Botswana, including the EPCM Contract and associated construction (FIDIC Red Book) and bespoke services contracts.
  • Prepared subcontract conditions for an engineering house in respect of the operational obligations of the subcontractor for a waste water treatment plant under the FIDIC Gold Book.

Dispute Management and Resolution

  • Assisted large building contractor regarding to the settlement of a dispute around the factual issue of practical completion and the associated penalties for one of the leading Universities in South Africa.
  • Assisted large scale mining contractor in a dispute regarding payment for works carried our at open-cast mining operation valued at ZAR 24,5 million.
  • Assisted one of South Africa’s leading construction groups with a claim for an extension of time and time related costs valued at ZAR 10 million.
  • Assisted a property developer in an arbitration launched by the Contractor to defend such arbitration proceedings. Value of arbitration ZAR 10 million.
  • Advised and ran dispute for contractors and some employers in various water power roads and rail infrastructure, mining, mineral processing and construction projects and oil and gas with values from ZAR 50 million to ZAR 500 million.

Commercial support

  • Assisted a Civil Works Joint Venture in providing on-site commercial support and claims management at Kusile Power Station project valued at ZAR 9 billion.
  • Assisted an Iron Ore mining house in providing on- site commercial support and claims management for Sishen expansion project.
  • Provided ongoing on-site support to an international supplier of mining plant and equipment in respect of: analysing risk to the business attached to tender terms and conditions, preparing qualifications to tender and assisting with ensuring contractual obligations are met.
  • Provided commercial support on various projects including major railway and ports infrastructure (total projects values ZAR 1 billion), civil works for major dam walls (ZAR 1,2 billion), water infrastructure (ZAR 1.5 billion), power stations (ZAR 1 billion) and roads (ZAR 2,5 billion).
  • Assisted local hospitality renovations specialists on projects across various international refurbishments based on EPC Turnkey FIDIC contracts.
  • Assisted international construction company with commercial on-site assistance with regard to compilation of claim notices and submissions on pipeline installation construction and commission project in Limpopo.
  • Assisted client with regard to disruption claim using the measured mile technique, bulk earthworks contract (10milliom m3 in 12 months) and building contracts using measured mile and Masonry Index techniques.
  • Managed and ran large-scale litigation and arbitrations for local mining entities in relation to EPCM contracts, drilling agreements, service level agreements, shareholder disputes and other contractual and commercial issues.
  • Acted for a mining entity in relation to disputes pertaining to open cast mining operation projects and pipeline projects.
  • Assisted client with various adjudications concerning the construction of Phase 1B of the Kwahlokohloko pump station and reservoir.
  • Assisted client with Adjudication proceedings concerning the construction of the Greater Eston Regional Water Supply Scheme.