CONSTRUCTION LAW

  • Drafting, interpreting and enforcing construction contracts
  • Arbitration over disputes in terms of construction contracts
  • Legal advice relating to national, regional and municipal legislation relating to building, engineering, architectural, environmental and other associated industries
  • Alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation and arbitration, over construction disputes
  • Creating bid documentation and putting together tenders for bids, and advice relating to preferential procurement laws
  • Builder’s liens
  • Enforcement of payment guarantees

 

Contact vanwijk@schindlers.co.za for assistance with any of these or other construction law related queries.

OUR ATTORNEYS

Lisa Sher

Partner

BComm (Law) (Unisa) LLB (Wits)

Sher@schindlers.co.za


Lisa Sher obtained a BComm degree from Unisa and an LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand  she studied insurance law at both universities. She has been a partner at Schindlers Attorneys for 17 years. Her experience in insurance law is set out hereunder. 

 

Lisa Sher led the team in the transaction involving GA Seguros Angola (“GA Seguros”) the largest private insurance company operating in Angola with a composite non-life and life insurance license. She also led the team in the transaction involving Global Alliance Seguros Mozambique (“GA”) one of the leading insurance companies operating in Mozambique. During 2011, 100% of GA’s shares were purchased by the Absa Group. 

Lisa Sher led the team for the acquisition by the DARAG Group Limited, which acquired, One Re Ltd (“One Re”), a London-based non-life reinsurance company. 

Lisa has also been involved in other transactions related to the sale of insurance related transactions in Namibia, Mauritius, DRC, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa, including but not limited to the sale of businesses, products, brokerages and the like. 

Lisa Sher has advised leadings software insurance developers in license agreements, advised on the merits of insurance claims to both insurers and the insured, litigated on insurance claims, negotiated both international and local insurance wrapped transactions in relation to Project Finance and Trade Finance. 

Alec Veitch

Partner

Bcom Law
LLB (UJ)

+27 (0) 11 448 9609
veitch@schindlers.co.za

Alec Veitch obtained his BComm LLB degrees from the University of Johannesburg which was conferred upon him in 2012. He has been with Schindlers Attorneys for 8 years and partner for 2 years.

Alec Veitch’s main practice area revolves around the litigation involved with subrogated insurance claims and the defence of an insured with regard to third party claims. 

Alec Veitch has also provided a number of opinions to individuals, brokers and insurance companies relating to: policy wording, validity of claims being submitted in consideration of the relevant policy wording and surrounding circumstances, and the legal validity of insurance products being offered.

Alec Veitch has also had a number of dealings with matters submitted to the ombud for short term insurance.  

Justin Sloane

Partner

BCom (LLB)
MCom(Taxation) (Rhodes)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
Sloane@Schindlers.co.za

Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Tax Law
Labour Law
Insolvency
Criminal Law

Justin graduated from Rhodes University having obtained a BCom, LLB and MCom. Justin’s Masters Thesis focused on the inconsistencies between the Income Tax and the Companies Act 71 of 2008, with a particular focus on the tax implications arising from company amalgamations and mergers. Justin served his articles at Schindlers and was admitted in 2015. Justin has been involved in various civil, commercial and corporate litigation matters, as well as property law.

Charlotte Clarke

Senior Associate

Solicitor of England and Wales
BA LLB (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9695
Clarke@Schindlers.co.za

Charlotte completed her BA (LLB) at the University of Witwatersrand in 2015 and graduated with Distinction. Charlotte currently works in Commercial Litigation and has experience with Labour Law, Dispute Resolution, High Court and Magistrate Court matters.

Lauren Squier

Associate Designate

BA (Law) (Wits) LLB (Unisa)

squier@Schindlers.co.za

Lauren completed her BA at the University of the Witwatersrand and her LLB at the University of South Africa. Lauren completed her term of articles of Clerkship with Schindlers Attorneys in February 2020 and is presently awaiting admission. Lauren has vast experience in insurance law, having worked in an insurance brokerage whilst completing her LLB. Lauren’s experience extends includes the interpretation of policy schedules and wordings, litigation, Ombudsman referrals to the FAIS and Short-Term Insurance Ombudsman, legal recoveries, and third party claims.

Maurice A. Crespi

Partner

BA LLB (Rhodes)
HDip Company Law (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
+27 (0) 866 049 278
crespi@schindlers.co.za

 

Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
Tax Law
Labour Law
Property Law
Conveyancing
Insolvency
Sport & Entertainment
Estates & Trusts
Family Law
Criminal Law

Maurice joined Schindlers Attorneys in October 1997 and became a partner of the firm in December 1998. Maurice is an experienced legal practitioner with a sound knowledge of South African commercial, property, labour, tax and corporate law. He is a highly experienced and established litigation attorney with several reported judgments in both the Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court. Maurice heads a team of 18 professionals. He regularly provides guidance to boards of companies, both public and private, and he gives lectures on recent developments in commercial law. He is also a qualified Court-Aligned and Commercial Mediator.

Daniella Bernic

Partner

Shaun Piveteau

Associate

BA Law (UP) LLB (UP) LLM (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9720
Piveteau@Schindlers.co.za

Criminal Law
Commercial Law
Estates and Trusts

Shaun obtained his BA (Law), LLB and LLM at the University of Pretoria, specializing in Tax and Banking Law. Shaun has been involved, and participated in, several high profile commercial and criminal matters. Whilst Shaun mostly applies his trade in commercial and criminal law, he has also grown a keen eye for administration of estates and insolvency law.

Saul Mayers

Associate

BCom (Law) LLB (Wits) LLM International Business Law (QMUL)

+27 (0) 11 448 9600
Mayers@Schindlers.co.za

Saul completed his Bcomm and LLB degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand and thereafter studied an LLM specialising in International Business Law at Queen Mary University of London. Saul currently works in the commercial litigation and commercial drafting department and has a keen interest in corporate restructuring, commercial law, tax and insolvency law.

Simone Jansen van Rensburg

Associate & Notary Public

Bcom (Marketing)
LLB (UP)

+27 (0) 11 448 9736
jvrensburg@schindlers.co.za

Wesley Pons

Associate Designate

BComm (Law) LLB (Rhodes)

Pons@Schindlers.co.za





Courtney Altmuner

Candidate Attorney

Courtney completed her Bachelor of Arts (Law) and LLB, graduating from the University of Johannesburg in 2018. She is currently in a department specialising in commercial litigation. Courtney is passionate about commercial litigation specifically dealing with contractual disputes and breach of directors duties. She is also interested in matters dealing with labour law and commercial drafting.

Tayla Bruce

Candidate Attorney

BA (Law) LLB (UP)

Bruce@Schindlers.co.za





Puseletso Radebe

Candidate Attorney

Snazo Tuswa

Candidate Attorney

BA (Law) LLB (UJ)

tuswa@schindlers.co.za




Wade Jacobs

Candidate Attorney

BCom Economics &
Law (UWC) LLB (UP)

jacobs@schindlers.co.za





Stefan Bezuidenhout

Associate

Cannabis Law
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Divorce Law

Stefan completed his LLB at the North West University, Potchefstroom Campus in 2017. He currently works in the commercial litigation and Medicinal & Recreational Cannabis department. His interests currently lie in the commercial and cannabis related sectors of law. He is also currently completing his LLM through the university of UNISA.

Elani Vogel

Candidate Attorney

B.Com Law (Economics and Business Management) (UP)
LLB (Cum Laude) (UP)
+27 (0) 11 448 9634
vogel@schindlers.co.za

Elani is currently a candidate attorney in a department which deals with Commercial Litigation, Drafting, Dispute Resolution, Gambling Law, Municipal Law, Property Law and Pro Bono matters. Her legal interests lie in commercial drafting and litigation, medical law and family law.

Anja van Wijk

Senior Associate

Municipal Law
Property Law

Anja attended the University of Pretoria and obtained her LLB degree, with merit, in December 2013. She completed her articles with specialisation in property law, specifically in evictions. In March 2015, she was admitted as an attorney of the High Court and obtained my right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa a month later. Anja deals mostly with landlord-tenant disputes, commercial evictions, rental agent's retainers, property management, rental and damages claims.

Caitlin Wilde

Partner

BA (Law)
LLB Cum Laude (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9632
wilde@schindlers.co.za

Commercial Law
Intellectual Property
Insolvency

Caitlin completed her Bachelor of Arts (Law) and LLB, graduating cum laude, at the University of the Witwatersrand. She thereafter served her articles at Schindlers and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2016. She has been involved in numerous commercial, civil litigation, medical negligence, intellectual property and insolvency matters. She is particularly interested in commercial litigation and intellectual property.

Chantelle Gladwin-Wood

Partner

BA LLB (Rhodes)
LLM (Unisa)
Notary
Conveyancer
+27 (0) 11 448 9678
gladwin@schindlers.co.za

Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Tax Law
Pro Bono
Property Law
Conveyancing
Insolvency

Chantelle specialises in all areas of commercial and residential property practice and litigation, including municipal property law, public and administrative law relating to property, sectional title body corporate management, evictions, general property management and property-owning enterprise management, as well as corporate restructurings and corporate taxation matters.

Chantelle has a Master’s Degree in Advanced Property Law from UNISA, and is pursuing her Doctorate in Municipal Law with TUKS. She is also an admitted notary and conveyancer as well as being Chairperson of the Joburg Attorneys’ Association and co-chairperson of the Gauteng Attorneys’ Association.

David J. Hepburn

Partner

Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
Tax Law
Labour Law
Property Law
Conveyancing
Insolvency
Sport & Entertainment
Estates & Trusts
Family Law
Criminal Law

David Hepburn became a Partner of Schindlers in March 2001. He previously practiced in Cape Town as an Associate with the firm Buchanan Boyes.
David specialises in all aspects of commercial law.

Danmari Duguid

Candidate Attorney

Danmari obtained her BA and LLB degree at the University of Pretoria. She is currently a Candidate Attorney and attends to civil and commercial litigation matters, with experience in property law. Danmari also has a keen interest in court attendance, family law and alternative dispute resolution.

Sean Buskin

Candidate Attorney

Sean completed his BA and LLB degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2018. He is currently working in the commercial litigation and commercial drafting department. He has a keen interest in commercial law, competition law as well as labour law.

Katya Oberzhitsky

Candidate Attorney

Katya obtained her LLB degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2017 and began working at Schindlers in January 2018. She specialises in Commercial and General Litigation and has experience in Commercial Drafting. Katya also has a keen interest in Cyber Law, Gambling Law and Mediation.

Keane Robertson

Partner

Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Labour Law
Property Law
Estates & Trusts

Keane obtained his LLB from the University of Cape Town and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2012. He has extensive experience in the corporate and commercial law environment and has advised numerous local and international clients on corporate restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; capital raising; corporate governance; and general corporate and commercial advice and opinions. Keane regularly drafts and settles sale of business agreements; sale of share agreements; subscription agreements; bespoke constitutional documents and shareholders’ agreements; black economic empowerment restructuring and related transactions.

Stefano de Gouveia

Candidate Attorney

BCom Economics and Law
LLB (UCT)

+27 (0) 11 448 9669
Degouveia@schindlers.co.za

Stefano obtained his BCom in Economics and Law. He has a keen interest in all corporate and commercial law and completed electives in Tax, Legal Practice, Trusts and Estate planning, and Developments in Company Law. He is currently a Candidate Attorney in the commercial litigation and commercial drafting department.

Lisa Schmidt

Associate

Property Law
Commercial Law
Municipal Law
Estates and Trusts
Insolvency

Lisa obtained her LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Lisa mainly deals with Sectional Title, Home Owners Associations (“HOAs”), Share Block Companies and property related disputes, CSOS related queries and disputes, arrear levy collections, landlord and tenant disputes, rental and damages claims and evictions. Lisa has experience in drafting a variety of legal documentation such as commercial contracts, Memorandum of Incorporation (“MOIs”), wills, management and conduct rules for Sectional Title Schemes and HOAs. Lisa has also dealt with various matters encompassing, commercial, criminal, forensic, insolvency and international law.

Marc Gevers

Candidate Attorney

Candidate Attorney LLB (University of Pretoria)

+27 (0) 11 448 9732
gevers@schindlers.co.za

Marc attended the University of Pretoria obtaining his LLB degree in 2018.Marc is currently a Candidate Attorney in the Property and Municipal Law department. He has an interest in public law and public international law, but particularly enjoys Property Law and Public Litigation.

Paul-Michael Keichel

Partner

Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
Labour Law
Property Law
Insolvency

Paul-Michael commenced articles of clerkship with Schindlers in 2010 and has been an admitted attorney with Schindlers since 2013. He specializes in commercial and general litigation, has argued opposed High Court motions, is extensively experienced in arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution. Recently, he spearheaded a Constitutional challenge against the laws prohibiting cannabis (marijuana/dagga) use and possession in South Africa and presently assists in drafting license applications to the Department of Health and Medicines Control Council for the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Ayanda Katjitae

Candidate Attorney

Ayanda completed his B com LLB at WITS and has been involved in commercial litigation over a broad spectrum including but not limited to contractual, labour and general commerce disputes. As such, he is competent to advise on various avenues of commerce and has a strong interest in specialising in mining compliance, commercial drafting, competition law and corporate re-structuring.

Dominique Lloyd

Senior Associate

Municipal Law
Commercial Law
Dispute Resolution
Labour Law
Property Law
Family Law
Criminal Law

Dominique completed her studies at the University of Johannesburg in 2013, whereafter she commenced articles of clerkship. She joined Schindlers Attorneys in January 2016 and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in June 2016. Her legal interests include Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Labour Law and Property Law.

Nicola Nieuwoudt

Partner

Family Law
Dispute Resolution
Commercial Law

Nicola obtained her BCom and LLB degrees from the University of the Stellenbosch and was admitted as an attorney in 2014. Nicola works in the family law and litigation department. She has experience in commercial litigation and spesialises in all areas of family law such as divorce, maintenance, disputes around parental rights and responsibilities, domestic violence and antenuptial contracts. She is an accredited divorce mediator and also has a keen interest in personal injury law, in particular medical negligence.

Phathutshedzo Ratshitanga

Candidate Attorney

Phathu obtained his LLB degree from Wits University in 2014. He served as a Judge’s Registrar for 3 years at the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court where he was extensively exposed to case management, court practice and litigation in matters from various areas of law. He is interested in litigation and has a keen interest in Labour Law, Criminal Law, and Family Law. He has worked in the Conveyancing Department where he dealt with matters involving litigation and dispute resolution relating to Property Law. He is currently working in the Municipal Law Department where he deals mainly with civil litigation in the High Court.

Megan Brook

Candidate Attorney

BA Law and Media Studies (Wits)
LLB (Wits)

+27 (0) 11 448 9733
brook@schindlers.co.za

Megan attended Wits and completed a BA (Law and Media Studies) and LLB, graduating cum laude. She is currently working as a candidate attorney in commercial litigation and commercial drafting. Megan is extremely passionate about employment law.

Jordan Dias

Candidate Attorney

Jordan obtained her LLB degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her legal interests lie in commercial litigation and drafting, contractual disputes and labour related matters.

Andrew Lawrie

Associate

Andrew completed his BCom and LLB at Rhodes University in 2016 and subsequently began his articles at Schindlers. He currently works in the commercial litigation department. His interests currently lie in the commercial and labour sectors of law.

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