Tania is a leading commercial litigator in South Africa with a particular focus on technical disputes within the areas of construction and engineering, insolvency and business rescue, company law, product liability and life sciences.
Tania acts for local and international construction companies as well as companies providing ancillary services to the construction industry. She has experience in litigation, arbitration and dispute adjudication on bespoke contracts as well as on all the standard form contracts, including the FIDIC Suite of Contracts, NEC, the JBCC Contract and the MBSA Domestic Sub-contract Agreement and has arbitrated in terms of both AFSA and the Association of Arbitrators Rules as well as the ICC and UNCITRAL Rules for arbitration. She has experience in relation to all energy forms: solar, wind, water, fossil fuel, nuclear and gas.
She has acted on behalf of creditors in applications for liquidation and in respect of companies placed under supervision in business rescue as well as on behalf of third parties in exercising reservation of ownership clauses and executing contracts concluded with companies prior to being placed under supervision in business rescue. She has also acted on behalf of various financial institutions, employers and main contractors in major infrastructure projects in the enforcement of rights under performance bonds and guarantees where insolvency or business rescue is imminent.
She has represented both domestic and international underwriters in disputes arising in the aviation industry, including accident claims, aviation insurance, liability and product liability. A recent case, which went to the SCA, dealt with the obligations and duties of a flight examiner in relation to the pilot being examined and the vicarious liability of the Minister of Transport for the conduct of the flight examiner appointed to carry out instrument rating renewal tests on behalf of the Department of Transport.
Tania also represents international pharmaceutical companies in product liability cases relating to medicines, including anaesthetics, antiretrovirals and other medicines, as well as medical devices.
She is admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales.