Clive Rumsey

Clive Rumsey

Partner, Johannesburg

Email clive.rumsey@​

Phone +27 11 286 6907

Fax +27 86 673 6007


Practice groupLitigation

"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

Clive Rumsey heads up our construction sector in Johannesburg. He 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 2008-2017 in The Best Lawyers of 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.

Awards and recognitions


Recommended for Construction
Chambers Global


Recommended for Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global


The Best Lawyers of South Africa for Construction


Legal 500


Recommended in
Who’s Who Legal: Construction

Education and admissions


BA LLB, University of the Witwatersrand

HDip Labour Law, Rand Afrikaans University

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

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Part of the team that prepared particular conditions for new build power stations (FIDIC).

Preparation of and advice in regard to a new build project for a mining house involving 200 packages (FIDIC).

Advice in regard to EPC and EPCM contracts in various industries.

Part of the team appointed to provide legal advice on a renewable energy project, relating to wind power.

Contractual advice on Koeberg Power Station.

Multiple adjudications/arbitrations involving NEC3 form of contract.

ICC arbitrations relating to disputes in Mozambique.

Conducting DAB and arbitrations involving FIDIC form of contract.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

New home for AFSA and CAJAC


Hogan Lovells Annual Middle East Construction Seminar

Hogan Lovells Publications

EPC or EPCM contracts?

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