Construction & Engineering

Our Construction & Engineering lawyers provide legal and commercial solutions that add value to any project, from the concept phase and throughout the construction process.

Construction & Engineering Sector Services

Our Construction and Engineering lawyers understand the importance of getting a project to completion on time and within budget.

We offer dedicated, experienced Construction and Engineering lawyers who provide legal and commercial solutions that add value to any project, from the concept phase and throughout construction. In the event that disputes arise, our team will ensure that your rights are properly protected.

Our team advises all participants in construction and engineering projects, including owners, contractors, professionals and supporting businesses. This gives us the ability to understand the requirements of all the stakeholders in construction and engineering projects, while aiming to support and achieve our clients’ objectives.

Our Construction and Engineering team has expertise in all the major sectors of the economy, including:

  • Energy (renewable and fossil fuel).
  • Transport.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Mining.
  • Process plants.
  • Civil construction.

Our services include:

  • Drafting and negotiating of all contractual arrangements whether bespoke contracts or customising the suite of FIDIC, NEC 3 and JBCC contracts.
  • Advice on the form and content of security packages, including bonds and guarantees, risk mitigation, insurance and the impact of regulatory and environmental legislation.
  • Dispute resolution including mediation, DABs, expert determination, arbitration and litigation, nationally, regionally and globally.
  • Particular expertise relating to all types of claims that arise from construction contracts, from construction contracts, including delay claims, P&G claims, etc.

Expertise in all the major sectors of the economy including:

  • Energy (renewable and fossil fuel).
  • Transport.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Mining.
  • Process plants.
  • Civil construction.

Our services include:

  • Drafting and negotiating of all contractual arrangements whether bespoke contracts or customising the suite of FIDIC, NEC 3 and JBCC contracts.
  • Advice on the form and content of security packages, including bonds and guarantees, risk mitigation, insurance and the impact of regulatory and environmental legislation.
  • Dispute resolution including mediation, DABs, expert determination, arbitration and litigation, nationally, regionally and globally.
  • Particular expertise relating to all types of claims that arise from construction contracts, from construction contracts, including delay claims, P&G claims, etc.

Construction & Engineering Sector Brochures

Services

Construction & Engineering Sector Services

Our Construction and Engineering lawyers understand the importance of getting a project to completion on time and within budget.

We offer dedicated, experienced Construction and Engineering lawyers who provide legal and commercial solutions that add value to any project, from the concept phase and throughout construction. In the event that disputes arise, our team will ensure that your rights are properly protected.

Our team advises all participants in construction and engineering projects, including owners, contractors, professionals and supporting businesses. This gives us the ability to understand the requirements of all the stakeholders in construction and engineering projects, while aiming to support and achieve our clients’ objectives.

Our Construction and Engineering team has expertise in all the major sectors of the economy, including:

  • Energy (renewable and fossil fuel).
  • Transport.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Mining.
  • Process plants.
  • Civil construction.

Our services include:

  • Drafting and negotiating of all contractual arrangements whether bespoke contracts or customising the suite of FIDIC, NEC 3 and JBCC contracts.
  • Advice on the form and content of security packages, including bonds and guarantees, risk mitigation, insurance and the impact of regulatory and environmental legislation.
  • Dispute resolution including mediation, DABs, expert determination, arbitration and litigation, nationally, regionally and globally.
  • Particular expertise relating to all types of claims that arise from construction contracts, from construction contracts, including delay claims, P&G claims, etc.

Expertise in all the major sectors of the economy including:

  • Energy (renewable and fossil fuel).
  • Transport.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Mining.
  • Process plants.
  • Civil construction.

Our services include:

  • Drafting and negotiating of all contractual arrangements whether bespoke contracts or customising the suite of FIDIC, NEC 3 and JBCC contracts.
  • Advice on the form and content of security packages, including bonds and guarantees, risk mitigation, insurance and the impact of regulatory and environmental legislation.
  • Dispute resolution including mediation, DABs, expert determination, arbitration and litigation, nationally, regionally and globally.
  • Particular expertise relating to all types of claims that arise from construction contracts, from construction contracts, including delay claims, P&G claims, etc.

Brochures

Construction & Engineering Sector Brochures

Construction & Engineering Lawyers

Our team advises all stakeholders in construction and engineering projects, including sponsors, owners, contractors, lenders, developers, subcontractors and suppliers across the value chain of a construction project.

Our Construction & Engineering Lawyers

Our Work

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Scatec Solar

CDH is advising Scatec Solar, a leading international company, specialising in developing, engineering and constructing large scale photovoltaic systems. Our experts represented the employer on disputes and claims involving the contractor and sub-contractors in relation to the Mocuba Solar PV project (Mozambique). This is the first large scale solar plant in Mozambique, and was supported by the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), a multi-donor organization with members from seven European countries and the World Bank Group.

Scatec Solar

CDH advised Scatec Solar on the termination of EPC contracts and disputes and claims involving the Contractor (SNC-Lavalin) in relation to the Sirius, Dyason's Klip 1 and Dyason's Klip 2 Solar PV projects (South Africa). This mandate is strategically important to client to resolve the claims and issues and complete the projects on time (significant risk/penalties for late completion). Our experts successfully negotiated and concluded a settlement with the Contractor.  

IDC

CDH represented the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC), a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), a South African state-owned entity with R2.083 trillion of assets and Africa's largest asset manager. Our experts adviced on all aspects of the funding to be provided by the IDC and PIC to Ledjadja Coal Proprietary Limited which is an indirect subsidiary of Resource Generation Limited, a company dual listed on the Australian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, for its Boikarabelo thermal coal mine situated in the Waterberg coal fields of South Africa’s Limpopo province.  

Southern African Power Pool

CDH is represented Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), the electrical energy co-operation in Southern Africa under the auspices of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).  The members of SAPP have created a common power grid between their countries and a common market for electricity in the SADC region.  Through a competitive bidding process, our project development team was appointed as lead legal adviser for the ANNA Transmission Interconnector project, which is expected to link the Namibian and Angolan electricity networks in the north western part of Namibia and the southern part of Angola.

Our Work

Scatec Solar

CDH is advising Scatec Solar, a leading international company, specialising in developing, engineering and constructing large scale photovoltaic systems. Our experts represented the employer on disputes and claims involving the contractor and sub-contractors in relation to the Mocuba Solar PV project (Mozambique). This is the first large scale solar plant in Mozambique, and was supported by the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), a multi-donor organization with members from seven European countries and the World Bank Group.

Scatec Solar

CDH advised Scatec Solar on the termination of EPC contracts and disputes and claims involving the Contractor (SNC-Lavalin) in relation to the Sirius, Dyason's Klip 1 and Dyason's Klip 2 Solar PV projects (South Africa). This mandate is strategically important to client to resolve the claims and issues and complete the projects on time (significant risk/penalties for late completion). Our experts successfully negotiated and concluded a settlement with the Contractor.  

IDC

CDH represented the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC), a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), a South African state-owned entity with R2.083 trillion of assets and Africa's largest asset manager. Our experts adviced on all aspects of the funding to be provided by the IDC and PIC to Ledjadja Coal Proprietary Limited which is an indirect subsidiary of Resource Generation Limited, a company dual listed on the Australian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, for its Boikarabelo thermal coal mine situated in the Waterberg coal fields of South Africa’s Limpopo province.  

Southern African Power Pool

CDH is represented Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), the electrical energy co-operation in Southern Africa under the auspices of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).  The members of SAPP have created a common power grid between their countries and a common market for electricity in the SADC region.  Through a competitive bidding process, our project development team was appointed as lead legal adviser for the ANNA Transmission Interconnector project, which is expected to link the Namibian and Angolan electricity networks in the north western part of Namibia and the southern part of Angola.

Market recognition

  • Chambers Global 2023-2024 ranked our Construction & Engineering sector in Band 3.
  • Chambers Global 2021-2022 was ranked in Band 3 for construction.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2016–2023 recommended us in Tier 2 for construction.

Market recognition

  • Chambers Global 2023-2024 ranked our Construction & Engineering sector in Band 3.
  • Chambers Global 2021-2022 was ranked in Band 3 for construction.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2016–2023 recommended us in Tier 2 for construction.

Happy Clients

Chambers Global 2023

All matters are handled punctually and towards a cost-effective solution. The lawyers fully understand where I am coming from and take great measures to guide us to a rapid resolution

Chambers Global 2023
Chambers Global 2023

The Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr team is very thorough and very concise.

Chambers Global 2023
Chambers Global 2023

"The Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr team is very thorough and very concise."

Chambers Global 2023