Timothy Baker is a Director in our Dispute Resolution practice and in the International Arbitration sector. He has experience in construction, infrastructure, energy disputes, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution (mediation/arbitration), insurance, insolvency proceedings (including business rescue) and Africa/English law disputes.
Timothy articled and practiced as an Associate/Senior Associate in the litigation department at Mallinicks Inc (now Webber Wentzel) between 2001-2006.
He subsequently moved to the UK, where he qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales. He worked for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as a senior member of the insolvency team investigating misconduct by insolvency practitioners. He subsequently took up a position in a regional solicitor firm, conducting a commercial litigation practice. During this time, he gained experience in the English courts and alternative dispute resolution (in particular mediation) between 2006-2010.
Timothy returned to South Africa and joined Deneys Reitz Inc (now Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc) as a Senior Associate in 2011. He was appointed as a Director in 2012 and built a practice specialising in construction/infrastructure/energy disputes and high-end, complex, contractual and commercial disputes (2011-2017).
Timothy has experience in disputes and enforcement of claims in African jurisdictions, in particular where the contracts in question are subject to English law. He is also experienced in all aspects of insolvency, in particular liquidations and business rescues. He also handles insurance claims, with a focus on subrogated claims/third party recoveries.
Timothy has experience negotiating and advising on various forms of construction contracts, including NEC, GCC, JBCC and FIDIC-based EPC and O&M contracts, in particular in relation to infrastructure/energy projects.
Timothy joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Director in 2017.