Reece May

Reece May


Reece May is an Associate in our Competition Law practice. Reece primarily specialises in Construction and Engineering related dispute resolution and has represented Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Employers and Principal Agents in various matters. Reece has been involved in disputes arising out of JBCC, NEC, GCC, FIDIC and other Engineering and Construction contracts. He has experience in mediation, adjudication and arbitration proceedings facilitated by the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) and has acted in litigious matters in the High Court of South Africa.

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Reece began his legal career at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2017. He was appointed as an Associate in 2019.

  • Acting for a parastatal in large-scale arbitrations and court proceedings claiming sums in excess of R1 billion on account of product failure of components in a national infrastructure project.
  • Representing an engineering firm in arbitration proceedings to claim damages arising from shortfalls in a sale of business agreement against the seller.
  • Acting for an Employer calling up performance guarantees against a Guarantor in the High Court of South Africa.
  • Advising a Bank on construction related disputes for an energy project investment in Mozambique.
  • Acting for a parastatal in construction disputes emanating from the cancellation of a JBCC contract.


  • LLB (Cum Laude) (UP)
  • LLM in Commercial Law (UCT)
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