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Niel Coertse, Senior Associate

Niel Coertse, Senior Associate

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Niel advises employers, contractors, and consultants on a wide range of building and civil engineering matters in the GCC region.

Niel advises and acts for employers, contractors and consultants in disputes arising out of infrastructure, hospitals, airports, mixed-use developments projects and chemical process plants. Niel has a wide experience of working with the FIDIC suite of contracts, as well as numerous bespoke forms of construction contracts. He advises on the full scope of engineering and construction issues ranging from procurement/contract strategies through to dispute avoidance/resolution. He has advised and acted for clients in the GCC region, South Africa and Mauritius.


In particular, Niel has advised clients in relation to disputes on the following projects:

  • A chemical process plant in Doha, State of Qatar;
  • The construction of a multi-billion dollar mixed-use development in Cyprus;
  • The construction of a large Social Housing Development Project in the Kingdom of Bahrain;
  • The construction of a Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE;
  • The construction of an international school in Abu Dhabi, UAE;
  • A dispute relating to the MEP works in a major airport in Dubai, UAE;
  • The construction of an oil storage tank terminal in Fujairah, UAE.