The construction industry is a vital part of any growing economy, enabling the development of infrastructure and commercial and residential projects. A number of pieces must come together, however, to guarantee that development progresses in a safe, commercially viable manner. Protecting the interests of developers, investors, contractors and employees is a key part of this process.
Our team has worked on a broad range of construction projects involving both local and international players. We provide advice to project sponsors, banks and financiers, developers, contractors and sub-contractors, major suppliers and manufacturers, consultants, insurers, governments and other public bodies. We can assist clients at each phase of the project delivery process — from inception to hand-over — to help ensure that commercial objectives are met and regulatory standards upheld. We also have extensive experience in construction-related dispute prevention and resolution, during and beyond the construction process. We can help with:
- Environmental and regulatory issues – Advising clients during the project conception phase to ensure they comply with all relevant governing laws, before and during construction
- Project structuring and contract documentation – Advising on risk analysis and insurance, bid evaluation, tendering procedures and standard industry forms of contract; drafting and negotiating tender and contract documents, warranties, bonds, guarantees, professional appointments and other commercial agreements
- Project monitoring – Advising on contract administration, various legal matters arising during construction, and strategies to avoid or resolve disruptive or litigious issues
- Dispute resolution – Resolving disputes through conventional litigation and arbitration, as well as by means of negotiation, mediation, conciliation and adjudication