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Construction Law - Labour unrest in construction – who bears the risk?

February 5, 2013

The Medupi power station project will no doubt see claims for an extension of time for completion and claims for... Read more

Medical Law - Rapid Increase of Medical Lawsuits in Gauteng

June 7, 2012

According to a News24 report, dated 4 June 2012, the Gauteng Health Department ('the Department') has paid R11.6 million to... Read more

Medical Law - Risks associated with practising Obstetrics

June 8, 2012

Doctors are reluctant to specialise in Obstetrics due to the constant threat of being sued and the exorbitant cost of... Read more

Engineering News - The Future of the Engineering Sector Seems Bleak

June 25, 2012

Engineering News recently reported that only 105 000 out of 496 000 of last year’s matriculants are able to pursue... Read more

Construction - New Dam Construction in the Eastern Cape

June 8, 2012

EngineeringNews reports that the construction of the R200-million Ludeke dam, which formed part of the first phase of Umgeni Water’s... Read more

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January 22, 2012

Register for our newsletter by sending us your name, Company Name and email address to stay updated with the latest... Read more

Medical News - The effect of the Consumer Protection Act on Medical Professionals

June 15, 2012

According to a Business LIVE report dated 01 May 2012, a 2011 study by the Professional Provident Society (PPS) shows... Read more

New Website Launch

January 22, 2012

Markram Incorporated Attorneys have recently launched a fresh new online presence. It is now even easier to contact us or... Read more

Construction - Medupi Unit 6 Pressure Test to Start

March 29, 2012

EngineeringNews reports that Hitachi Power Africa has confirmed that the hydrostatic pressure test of the Medupi power station's Unit 6 boiler... Read more

Construction - The Current State of the Industry

April 2, 2012

The Building Research Strategy Consulting Unit of business consultancy BMI estimates that investment in construction and building in South Africa... Read more

Company Law - Winding-up of a Close Corporation - The New Companies Act

August 8, 2012

LAWS REGULATING WINDING-UP PROCEEDINGS The winding-up of a Close Corporation (“CC”) is regulated by sections 66 to 81 of the Close... Read more

Construction Law

We draw regularly on our in depth knowledge of the standard form construction law contracts (including FIDIC, NEC, GCC and JBCC Agreements).

We advise on all aspects of contract administration, contractual entitlements, contract variation and claim procedures, as well as claim preparation and enforcement (or defence) strategies.  We assist clients with the assessment and formulation of delay and disruption claims. Our client base includes construction claim team members, main- and sub-contractors and employers.

Some of our recent construction law exposure includes:

  • Acting for a prominent property developer in a payment dispute against a JSE listed contractor concerning a high end apartment development in Sandton, Johannesburg (claim value of R 30 million);
  • Acting for a JSE listed construction and engineering company, more specifically its steel manufacturing division, concerning the supply of erection materials to be incorporated into two major power station projects (estimated claim value of R 300 million); and
  • Acting for the steel manufacturing division of a JSE listed construction and engineering company concerning the disputed interpretation of an escalation clause (claim value of R 15 million). 
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