Clive Rumsey focuses on construction and engineering law.

He represents parties to construction contracts in dispute resolution procedures including litigation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration, under ICC, Association of Arbitrators, Arbitration Foundation of South Africa and UNCITRAL Rules, and has acted in a number of high-profile matters.
    
Clive advises employers, contractors, suppliers and professionals in the construction industry on various standard forms of contracts including NEC2, NEC3, FIDIC, JBCC.


Over the years he has acted for numerous professionals such as engineers, quantity surveyors, architects providing advice on project insurance policies, professional indemnity and related insurance.


Clive has been recognised from 2008-2019 in The Best Lawyers in South Africa for construction, and has been recommended in Who’s Who Legal, in Legal 500 and in Chambers Global for construction and dispute resolution.

Chambers Global 2019 – Construction:

“‘Top-tier attorney’ Clive Rumsey is an ‘absolutely amazing construction lawyer with decades of experience,’ according to market observers. He is regularly involved in high-value construction disputes and also offers transactional capabilities.”

Chambers Global 2019 – Dispute Resolution:
"Clive Rumsey is recognised as an 'incredibly knowledgeable' practitioner, with clients praising his 'very calm, collected, methodical and thorough' approach. He is noted for his extensive experience in the construction sector, in addition to his skillful handling of disputes, where he has significant experience in both arbitrations and high-profile litigation."

Chambers Global 2020 – Dispute Resolution:

“‘Top-tier attorney’ Clive Rumsey is an ‘absolutely amazing construction lawyer with decades of experience,’ according to market observers. He is regularly involved in high-value construction disputes and also offers transactional capabilities.”

 

Chambers Global 2019 – Dispute Resolution:
"Clive Rumsey is primarily known for his reputation in the construction and engineering industries. He is a versatile disputes practitioner with aptitude for both litigation and arbitration matters."

Chambers Global 2018 - Construction:
“Department head Clive Rumsey is a highly regarded construction practitioner who is well known for his skill in dispute resolution, with experience advising on high-profile litigation and arbitration mandates. He is widely respected by his peers, who describe him as a ‘heavy hitter with a very good reputation’, and a ‘very able and clever lawyer.’"

Chambers Global 2018 – Dispute Resolution:
“Clive Rumsey attracts praise from market commentators, who recognise him to be an ‘excellent construction lawyer’ who is greatly ‘respected’ in this space. He is well regarded for his depth of experience in a broad array of litigious matters, with additional expertise in contentious mandates related to the engineering sector.”

Chambers Global 2017:
“Clive Rumsey attracts praise for his considerable talent in the fields of engineering and construction. One market commentator endorses him as a ‘very competent and capable’ practitioner. He represents a wide range of construction clients in major contractual disputes and other contentious matters. Peers have great respect for his abilities, regarding him as a ‘good and able litigator’ with a considered and thoughtful approach.” 

Practices

Litigation & Arbitration

International Arbitration

 

Education

BA LLB - University of the Witwatersrand

LLM (International and Comparative Law) - Southern Methodist University of Dallas, Texas

HDip Labour Law - Rand Afrikaans University

Awards/Rankings

2008-2019 Recognised in The Best Lawyers in South Africa for Construction Law

2013-2020 Recommended in Chambers Global for Construction

2014-2019 Recommended in Legal 500 as “Leading Individual” for Construction

2015-2018 Recommended in Who’s Who Legal for Construction

2017-2020 Recommended in Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

13 February 1990

Court Admissions

Supreme Court

 

Languages

English

LinkedIn

https://za.linkedin.com/pub/clive-rumsey/98/277/20

Clive Rumsey

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+27 11 286 6907

+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Construction & engineering

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