Our Construction & Engineering lawyers

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

Groundbreaking Matters

Clients praise the group for providing a service that is "well organised and punctual."

Chambers Global 2019

Construction & Engineering

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.

Sector Rankings

  • Chambers Global 2017–2019 ranked our Construction & Engineering sector in Band 2 for construction and from 2013–2016 ranked us in
    Band 3 for construction.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2016–2019 recommended us in Tier 2 for construction.
  • African Construction and Engineering Team of the Year 2016 awarded to our team in the African Legal Awards.
  • Best Lawyers International 2017–2018 named CDH Law Firm of the Year in the practice area of real estate law.
  • Best Lawyers International 2013–2016 listed us for real estate

Ranked Practitioners

  • Jurg van Dyk is the Sector Head for the Construction & Engineering team. Chambers Global 2016–2019 ranked him Band 3 for construction. The Legal 500 EMEA 2018-2019 recommended him as a leading individual for construction and recommended him for construction in 2016-2017. Best Lawyers International 2018-2019 listed Jurg for construction law. IFLR1000 2018 recommended him as a notable practitioner.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 recommended Timothy Baker for construction.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018-2019 recommended Emma Dempster for projects & infrastructure. IFLR1000 2017–2018 recommended her as a leading lawyer (rising star) for project development and project finance. Chambers Global 2019 ranked Emma as up and coming in Projects & Energy.

  • Chambers Global 2016–2019 ranked Joe Whittle in Band 4 for construction. The Legal 500 EMEA 2017–2019 recommended him for construction.