Niel Coertse

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Niel Coertse

Associate Director


Building No. 3, One Space Business Centre, Offices 43-50, 1st Floor, Green Community, Dubai Investment Park 1
Dubai, UAE

Niel Coertse is a qualified lawyer specializing in construction disputes and international arbitration. Niel has worked in the Middle East since June 2015, advising employers, contractors, and major subcontractors on construction claims and disputes in various sectors, including residential, infrastructure, airports, media, and energy projects.

Having transitioned to contractual claims, Niel is now responsible for providing strategic advice to clients and preparing claims for extensions of time, prolongation cost, disruption, acceleration, and termination. Niel also has extensive experience in the defense, rebuttal, and resolution of claim submissions and disputes.

Niel's role as Associate Director primarily involves the management, oversight, and delivery of reports and advice concerning claims for extensions of time, prolongation, disruption, acceleration, insurance claims, and disputed variations.

Key Expertise

  • Quantum Analysis
  • Claims Strategy Advice
  • Contract Advisory
  • Strategic Advisory
  • Negotiation
  • Amicable Settlement
  • Planning Support
  • Claim Drafting
  • Planning Management
  • Expert Reporting & Testimony

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Practical Legal Training (Legal Education and Development (“LEAD”)
  • Member of Law Society of South Africa (Northern Provinces)