CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

  • Advised a client in drafting various agreements pursuant to a project for the development of the Harare Municipality in Zimbabwe. The client was awarded a tender to develop under a PPP, a bus interchange, a farm produce wholesale market, a farm produce retail market, a flea market, shopping mall and budget hotel, as well as commercial offices, a shopping mall and a Civic Centre. We were instructed to provide ongoing advice to the developer from project inception to completion.
  • Assisted one of the major South African banks in standardized construction and engineering template contracts, supply and installation template agreements and bespoke consultancy template agreements for client’s refurbishment and new fitment projects, the design and build of existing buildings and the construction of new buildings. The templates were standardized in line with international best practice and took into account the client’s appetite for various risks in the context of emerging market conditions and its business imperatives.
  • Assisted a leading South African bank in drafting and negotiating a construction contract with a technology and consulting company to renovate its data center in line with leading market standards. The agreement was based on the FIDIC Yellow Book.
  • Advised two major South African construction contractors on their potential liability for collusive tendering under South African common law and legislation, including the Companies Act and the Competition Act.
  • Drafted and amended the standard form JBCC principal building agreement for various site upgrades and future subdivisions for a manufacturing and machine work area. Drafted and negotiated a construction contract with a technology and consulting company to renovate its data center in line with leading market standards. Drafted and negotiated an EPC contract for a material handling, storage and treatment process plant for one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of cement.
  • Advised a contractor regarding compensation events arising out of a NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract with a development agency.
  • Assisted the national statistical service provider with the completion of their new head office building done under a PPP. We also assisted with the drafting of ancillary agreement flowing from the PPP and assisted the client with several disputes, including urgent proceedings, arising from the PPP.
  • Advised a built environment firm by on standardizing various sub-consultancy agreements for future use on its projects.
  • Advised a major municipality on its termination of a JBCC agreement with a contractor.
  • Drafted various EPCM agreements and construction contracts for the refurbishment of an international luxury hotel in Durban.
  • Advised a client on claims arising out of FIDIC agreements for the provision of earthworks and civil works in the construction of an industrial plant in Malaysia.
  • Assisted with drafting and negotiating the EPC contract for the remodelling and renovation of a pet food process plant.
  • Advised a multinational automotive manufacturing company wishing to provide construction-related services in South Africa on the requirements of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). Assisted the client with registering with the CIDB.