Andrew van Niekerk

Sector Head, Director

Andrew van Niekerk is a Director in our Corporate & Commercial practice, and Head of our Projects & Infrastructure sector. Andrew provides specialist EPC / PPP / IPP related legal services in the infrastructure, energy, mining and resources, transport and real estate domains.  

Andrew has advised clients on projects in multiple jurisdictions including Botswana, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Kuala Lumpur, Lebanon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Andrew van Niekerk

About Andrew

About Andrew

Andrew has inter alia been the head of construction, infrastructure and/or projects at three of the five "big five" South African law firms as well as the largest non-affiliated law firm in the Middle East.

Andrew spent five years in Dubai where, inter alia¸ where he was was lead construction counsel in respect of mega realty and infrastructure projects comprising of: 

  • the Jumeira Gardens City Project with a project budget of $100 billion;
  • the Waterfront & Palm Jebel Ali projects with an overall project value of approximately $60 billion; and
  • World Islands, Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Golf Estate projects, with aggregate project values in excess of $150 billion.

Credentials

Credentials

Education

  • BA (Private Law) and LLB degrees, University of Cape Town.
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council

About Andrew

Andrew has inter alia been the head of construction, infrastructure and/or projects at three of the five "big five" South African law firms as well as the largest non-affiliated law firm in the Middle East.

Andrew spent five years in Dubai where, inter alia¸ where he was was lead construction counsel in respect of mega realty and infrastructure projects comprising of: 

  • the Jumeira Gardens City Project with a project budget of $100 billion;
  • the Waterfront & Palm Jebel Ali projects with an overall project value of approximately $60 billion; and
  • World Islands, Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Golf Estate projects, with aggregate project values in excess of $150 billion.

Credentials

Education

  • BA (Private Law) and LLB degrees, University of Cape Town.
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council

News

Market recognition

  • Chambers Global 2024 ranked him in Band 3 for construction.
  • Chambers Global 2022–2023 ranked Andrew in Band 2 for construction.
  • Chambers Global 2013–2021 ranked him as a leading lawyer for construction. The Legal 500 EMEA 2013–2023 recommended him as a leading individual for construction. In addition the Legal 500 EMEA 2023 recommended him for projects & infrastructure.
  • IFLR1000 2021–2022 ranked Andrew as highly regarded in banking, energy and infrastructure, project development, transport, mining and project finance.
  • Construction & Real Estate Expert Guide 2019 rated him as an expert in his field.
  • Beitbridge deal, which has now won 3 awards as follows (i) one of the best deals of year by the Global Trade Review (2020), (ii) Transportation & Infrastructure Team of the Year at the African Legal Awards (2021) and (iii) Project Finance deal of the year at the IFLR Africa Awards (2021)
  • HCB hydro deal, which won Environmental and Renewable Team of the Year at the African Legal Awards (2021).

Market recognition

  • Chambers Global 2024 ranked him in Band 3 for construction.
  • Chambers Global 2022–2023 ranked Andrew in Band 2 for construction.
  • Chambers Global 2013–2021 ranked him as a leading lawyer for construction. The Legal 500 EMEA 2013–2023 recommended him as a leading individual for construction. In addition the Legal 500 EMEA 2023 recommended him for projects & infrastructure.
  • IFLR1000 2021–2022 ranked Andrew as highly regarded in banking, energy and infrastructure, project development, transport, mining and project finance.
  • Construction & Real Estate Expert Guide 2019 rated him as an expert in his field.
  • Beitbridge deal, which has now won 3 awards as follows (i) one of the best deals of year by the Global Trade Review (2020), (ii) Transportation & Infrastructure Team of the Year at the African Legal Awards (2021) and (iii) Project Finance deal of the year at the IFLR Africa Awards (2021)
  • HCB hydro deal, which won Environmental and Renewable Team of the Year at the African Legal Awards (2021).