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Rob Morson
Partner at PINSENT MASONS

Profile

Rob is a Projects & Finance Partner at Pinsent Masons, based in the firm’s Johannesburg office. He specialises in non-contentious construction matters with a focus on Africa and has extensive experience on complex Energy and Infrastructure projects. Over 23 years in practice Rob has acted for employers, contractors and consultants on some of the largest Energy and Infrastructure (including large commercial and industrial property) projects and disputes and has advised across the full spectrum of construction/infrastructure procurement, from turn-key/EPC to multi-package/multi-disciplinary EPCM in the various forms of this wide ranging model.

Rob is acclaimed for his (i) solution driven approach, (ii) especially strong FIDIC credentials and (iii) understanding and practical application of procurement and project execution strategies. He is ranked or endorsed by the leading legal directories, including as Star Individual by Chambers and Partners and is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Construction Economics and Management, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.

Rob leads Pinsent Masons’ internal FIDIC knowledge Hub and is a member of the FIDIC Contract Users' Newsletter Editorial Board.

Relevant Experience

  • Extensive experience in the use of both bespoke and standard form construction and professional consulting contracts (including FIDIC) and in-depth practical knowledge of construction law and infrastructure development.
  • Advised extensively in the public and the private space on construction and infrastructure projects ranging from traditional on-balance-sheet to limited recourse project finance transactions.
  • Acted for employers, contractors and consultants on projects, disputes and other matters in connection with, inter alia, conventional and renewable power, mining, process plants and commercial/industrial property projects.
  • Advised various industries, technologies and markets across the full spectrum of construction/infrastructure procurement, from turn-key/EPC to multi-package/multi-disciplinary EPCM in the various forms of this wide ranging model.

Agenda Sessions

  • Successfully Managing & Pursuing Claims

    10:00
  • Comparative Advantages of FIDIC Vis-a-Vis Other Commonly Used Standard Forms of Contract in Africa

    13:45