Marlize is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Johannesburg. Her practice focuses on the resolution of commercial disputes spanning a range of sectors, including construction, mining and financial services. Marlize has gained experience in conducting arbitration references under leading international arbitration rules, such as the ICC and is currently involved in an arbitration reference before DIAC.
Representative Legal Matters
- Acting for a major Developer in a DIAC arbitration concerning the design and construction of a luxury hotel.
- Acting for the liquidators of a construction company in large-scale international arbitration proceedings pending before the International Chamber of Commerce seated in London, in connection with the construction of a Power Plant in Ghana. The claim is valued in excess of USD 100 million.
- Acting for an international investment provider and private credit firm in connection with its ongoing dispute against a South African insurer in connection with a trade finance transaction. The claim is valued in excess of ZAR 70 million.
- Acting for a local division of a global service organisation in relation to its ongoing dispute against a financial investments firm regarding misappropriated funds.
- Represented a leading steel producer in a contractual dispute before the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa.
- Advised an international aviation company in international arbitration proceedings before the international division of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa.
- Successfully represented a client in the fire protection industry in JBCC adjudication proceedings against a large scale developer.
- Acting for a leading mining contractor in advising on a range of ongoing disputes between a group entity based in Mali and its former employees, including a matter currently pending before the Bamako Supreme Appeal Court valued in excess of USD 8 million.
- Acting for the liquidators of a construction company in connection with its ongoing dispute against the South African Revenue Services. The claim is valued in excess of ZAR 70 million.
- South Africa (2020)
- University of Stellenbosch (LLB) (2016)
- University of Stellenbosch (BDram - Cum Laude) (2013)