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Chief Operating Officer

Ryan du Preez



Ryan is a partner and was appointed the Chief Operating Officer for the Africa region in 2022.  

He predominantly advises international clients in the mining, engineering, oil and gas, energy and construction sectors which have a footprint in Africa and those seeking to expand. 

His practice area encompasses the life cycle of projects from front-end contract development to project risk management and dispute resolution. He has been involved some of the continent’s most complex mining, engineering, and construction disputes and the experienced gained, enables the ability to provide practical, effective, and sustainable legal solutions in complexed environments. He has advised mining houses, engineers, contractors, and many African governments on industry related matters.   

He has presented multiple training courses and seminars on claims management and contract administration under the different FIDIC, NEC and JBCC forms of contract and currently represents the firm in its capacity as a founding member of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa. 

Ryan has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in South Africa™ since 2020.