Andrew van Niekerk > Bowmans > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

South Africa


Andrew van Niekerk is a partner in Bowmans’ Project Finance Practice.

His experience covers EPC/ PPP/ IPP related legal services in the infrastructure, energy, mining, transport and real estate domains.

Andrew spent several years in Dubai as general counsel for Meraas Holding LLC; senior legal counsel for Nakheel PJSC; and senior legal consultant as well as divisional head of Al Tamimi & Co’s Engineering & Construction Department. During this time, he was involved in various mega projects, with aggregate project values in excess of USD 300 billion.

Andrew has BA and LLB degrees from the University of Cape Town.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Andrew van NiekerkBowmans

Bowmans has a well established front-end and contentious construction practice that has achieved significant market share in South Africa and across the continent. The firm has a healthy mix of infrastructure, energy, mining and transport-related engagements. The firm has impressed in a series of headline infrastructure projects in South Africa and beyond, including the Beitbridge Border Post modernisation PPP project in Zimbabwe. Andrew van Niekerk is a leader in front-end construction in South Africa and in other African jurisdictions. Tumisang Mongae is an experienced figure in contentious construction, while Stephanie McDonald is another key non-contentious specialist. Spencer Naicker departed for Russell McVeagh in New Zealand.

South Africa > Projects and infrastructure

Bowmans has a large and stable team, offering high levels of specialisation across the projects and infrastructure sphere. The firm has an outstanding record in power and renewables, ports, transport and logistics, and benefits from specialist teams in front-end construction, environmental and regulatory matters. While being at the forefront of the South African market, it has landed a series of headline engagements for projects elsewhere in Africa.  Anton Barnes-Webb and Patrick Hirsch are leading figures in project finance. Andrew van Niekerk provides specialist front-end infrastructure expertise and Daryn Webb has an outstanding record in South African and Africa-wide power and infrastructure projects.