The face of construction and engineering in South Africa and the rest of Africa has changed exponentially. Accordingly, the calibre of construction and engineering lawyers has needed to change – and Werksmans has remained ahead of the curve by crafting our Construction & Engineering Practice into a tight-knit team of dedicated experts, whose sole focus is on offering the client unrivalled service.,

In recent years, the case for investing in infrastructure projects has gained momentum. Projects have become bigger and increasingly complex, from a technical and regulatory perspective. To help navigate these challenges, roleplayers require specialist lawyers with detailed legal knowledge – combined with commercial awareness and depth of experience. Werksmans’ construction and engineering lawyers have the required business acumen, technical know-how and combined industry experience to grasp opportunities and resolve regulatory obstacles for clients as they arise – and often before.


Our multi-disciplinary team comprises experts with a proven understanding of issues pertaining to the construction and engineering sectors covering several practice areas. This enables us to grasp the needs and concerns of all stakeholders in the engineering and construction value chain, ranging from employers, contractors and sub-contractors, to professional teams and specialist consultants.

We appreciate the time and cost implications of finalising a project within the applicable time frame and budget, and make it our role to help our clients facilitate these key success factors. This dedicated approach is standard whether it applies to a South African concern or one located elsewhere in Africa; regardless of the size of the project undertaken. Moreover, through LEX Africa, the first and largest legal network on the continent, Werksmans’ clients also have access to African lawyers with the expertise to advise on a vast array of multi-jurisdictional construction and engineering projects.

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