Siviwe Mcetywa

Siviwe Mcetywa

Senior Associate

Siviwe Mcetywa is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice. She has experience in construction and engineering disputes, with a particular interest in infrastructure and energy projects; insolvency and restructuring; and general contractual disputes. She has represented clients in a variety of forums of dispute resolution including High Court litigation and arbitration.

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Siviwe has been involved in representing contractors, subcontractors, employers, funders and insurers and has formed part of teams:

  • Acting for a wind power developer in defending claims from subcontractors in respect of two wind energy facilities
  • Acting for an international solar energy developer in drafting EPC, O&M and MSAcontractsfor three solar PV projects
  • Formed part of the team advising lenders in relation to the financing of an offshore wind farm
  • Representing international solar energy developer in respect of dispute against its contractor in relation to two solar PV projects
  • Acting for an insurer in subrogated claims against contractors and architects in respect of damage to construction works
  • Acting for a creditor in pursuing claims against an insolvent estate in business rescue and liquidation proceedings; instituting a S417 enquiry and pursuing claims against directors
  • Acting for a client in defending claims by liquidators to recover voidable dispositions
  • Representing a funder in urgent High Court proceedings concerning the eviction of contractor from project site
  • Representing an oil company in South Africa in arbitration disputes with franchisees including damages claims
  • Acting for clients in various industries, including logistics and international transport, technology, and marine engineering in contractual disputes and recovery of monies due and owing
  • Representing clients in commercial property disputes including lease disputes and evictions
  • Representing insurers in professional indemnity claims, particularly auditor, accountant and tax practitioner liability claims personal injury litigation.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 - 2021 recommended Siviwe as a rising star for construction.


  • BCom Economics, University of Cape Town
  • LLB, University of Cape Town


  • Golden Key International Honour Society