Africa Construction Law Conference 2022

Event Details
Date & Time
30 May 2022 15:00 - 16:20 BST

In person: The Maradiva Twinwaters
Lagos, Nigeria


HKA is delighted to be a platinum sponsor of Africa Construction Law Conference 2022.

Africa Construction Law Conference 2022, 30-31 May 2022, with its theme: ‘Construction Law in Africa: Turning hindsight into foresight’, will be a hybrid event, gathering an audience from global jurisdictions.

HKA and DLA Piper will be co-presenting a panel discussion on Expert Evidence & Use of Expert Witnesses in Africa, providing insight into when and how to use experts, what expert witness to use and when, and capacity building in the dispute lifecycle.

Meet the speakers:
Gideon Kamya-Lukoda, Associate Director, HKA (Moderator)

Gideon Kamya-Lukoda is a Chartered Engineer with experience in the project and programme management and delivery of capital projects, considering the application and implementation of Health and Safety regulations, including the evolving status of the CDM regulations. Gideon currently helps Engineering, Technology and Construction Industry sector clients with projects in distress or already in claim/dispute situations, focusing on the design and operation of governance and planning controls.  Drawing on earlier experience in research, design and standards compliance, Gideon can also assist in the evaluation of the design and operation of control frameworks, such as standards development and implementation framework in project organisations.  

Colin Johnson, Partner, HKA

Colin Johnson has over 30 years of experience including acting as a lender, equity investor, developer, and legal and financial adviser. He has been appointed as an expert witness on more than 50 occasions. Colin has given oral evidence and acted as an expert in matters of litigation and arbitration, ranging from investment treaty claims to commercial, contractual and construction disputes. He has supported clients on projects up to $6bn value and disputed sums up to $50 billion.

Colin uses his international experience in analysing, negotiating and managing major energy projects to determine full commercial impacts and their effect on valuations. He has worked in Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia on behalf of national governments, large companies, and entrepreneurs.

Timothy Harwin, Partner, HKA

Tim Harwin is a Civil Engineer with 20 years of construction industry experience.  Tim provides his clients with clear an independent advice based on his strong project delivery experience working with governments, contractors, building developers, and energy companies.  

He has testified and been cross examined as an expert witness in arbitration proceedings and specialises in the analysis of delay, disruption and programming on construction projects; and the preparation of expert reports for adjudication, arbitration and litigation. Tim has been engaged on disputes in South Africa, Botswana, Ghana and Kenya as well as international projects in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has recently prepared expert reports for disputes arising on building, road, rail, bridge, power stations, oil pipelines, water treatment facilities, LNG facilities, mining infrastructure and solar projects. 

Tumisang Mongae, Partner, DLA Piper

Tumisang Mongae is a director in the Litigation & Regulatory practice at DLA Piper in South Africa. He specialises in construction litigation focussing on infrastructure projects. He acts for public and private sector employers on disputes based on a variety of standard form contracts including FIDIC (Yellow and Red Books), NEC3 (ECC, PSC, TSC), NEC4 ECC, JBCC Principal Building Agreement, JBC (Kenya) and various bespoke contracts.

Tumisang regularly acts in disputes relating to earthworks, building works, road infrastructure, rail infrastructure, coal-fired power stations, a nuclear power stations, a hydro-pumped storage schemes, sub-stations and mines.

Muyiwa Ogungbenro, Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP (DLA Piper Africa)

Muyiwa Ogungbenro advises and represents clients in commercial cross-border litigation, shareholders’ disputes and international trade disputes. He also advises on tortious actions such as economic torts and negligence. He represents parties in Nigerian courts and before international commercial arbitration tribunals.

He has worked with O&O Networks Ltd – a subsidiary of Ecobank, Samsung Heavy Industries, Supersport, Arcadia and the Lagos State government. Muyiwa also advises businesses and projects on Nigerian taxes and he represents clients in tax disputes before Nigerian courts and tax tribunals.

Event Details
Date & Time
30 May 2022 15:00 - 16:20 BST

In person: The Maradiva Twinwaters
Lagos, Nigeria


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