3 September 2021 CDH Alert

CDH welcomes new Director to our Corporate & Commercial practice, as Head of Projects & Infrastructure

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has welcomed Andrew van Niekerk to our award winning Corporate & Commercial practice as a Director and Head of Projects & Infrastructure.

Andrew joins CDH with a wealth of experience in projects, infrastructure, and construction. According to Legal 500, “Andrew van Niekerk is a leader in front-end construction in South Africa and other African jurisdictions.” 

Andrew will provide specialist knowledge and services in the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), as well as Independent Power Producer (IPP) spaces. His experience specifically applies to infrastructure, energy, mining & resources, transport, and real estate domains – which makes Andrew an invaluable addition to CDH’s practices and clients in these industries.

CDH CEO, Brent Williams, says, “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome such an esteemed colleague to the CDH team. With South Africa’s infrastructure and energy future providing a wealth of possibilities, we know that Andrew will help take our clients to the forefront of these advancements and help shine a light on a new future.”

Ranked in Chambers Global (2013 to 2020) as a Leading Lawyer in Construction, Andrew’s credentials and award-winning work precedes him. In addition, IFLR1000 (2013 to 2020) ranks him as a Highly Regarded Lawyer for Energy and Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking and Project Finance, and Legal 500 EMEA (2013 to 2020) ranked him as a Leading Individual in Construction.

Willem Jacobs, the head of the Corporate & Commercial practice at CDH says, “We are excited to welcome Andrew as a colleague in the firm. It always inspires me to see the level of talent and experience that we can bring to the CDH fold.”

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