Cameron Staude

Leading Construction Law, Claims, FIDIC and NEC3/4 Expert

Cameron Staude is a partner at Nupen Staude de Vries Incorporated specialising in all aspects of construction and engineering law.
He has worked on significant projects in which he has assisted with the commercial management of the project on a day to day basis as well as providing legal advice and dispute avoidance resolution via adjudication and arbitration. Cameron has also advised on front-end negotiation and drafting of commercial terms and contract data and has extensive experience in the following contracts: NEC3 and NEC4, the FIDIC Suite 1999 and 2017, JBCC; and GCC 2010 and 2015.

Some of the matters Cameron has been involved in are the following:

  • An extension to the Port of Saldanha dispute with a quantum of R80 million where he represented the Contractor in Adjudication proceedings under the NEC3
  • Construction disputes at the Medupi and Kusile Coal Power Station acting for the Joint Ventures for the civil infrastructure packages for claims of R500 million and R900 million respectively based on FIDIC Red Book, supported by international delay analysts and an international law firm.
  • Construction disputes at the Medupi and Kusile Coal Power Station for a subcontractor based on the FIDIC Yellow Book involving complex delay and disruption and loss of productivity claims.
  • An extension to an open cast mine dispute with a quantum of R180 million which involved adjudications and arbitrations under the NEC3
  • Drafting and negotiating the Engineering and Construction Contract NEC3 for the Employer for the designing, procurement and installation of a Land Fill Gas Scrubber and Flaring System
  • Drafting and negotiating a NEC3 Term Service Agreement for the servicing of the Boilers at Medupi Coal Power Station on behalf of the OEM.
  • Advising and overseeing the contract management for an extension to a oxygen production plant under the NEC3

He holds a Bachelor of Law degree as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree both from Rhodes University and in 2008 Cameron was admitted as an attorney to the High Court of South Africa. In addition to this, in 2015 he successfully completed the Construction Adjudication Law programme run at the University of Pretoria.

During his career, Cameron has worked closely with some of South Africa’s largest construction, mining and engineering houses as a legal consultant and before recently starting his own law firm he held the position of Commercial Manager for Basil Read. Cameron’s in-depth knowledge of the construction industry is evident and he is excited about using these experiences and his ‘war stories’ to add to the training experience.

Cameron says, “any construction contract, like construction projects pose varying degrees of risk. Because I have had exposure from the initial feasibility, through to contract drafting, preparation and defence of variations and claims, including adjudication and everything in between, I am excited to be part of the Alusani® Course Leader network so that I can teach you how to deliver your projects on time, and within budget to the highest quality possible .”

This is what past Course Participants have had to say about expert Course Leader Cameron Staude

“Cameron has a great ability to interact with the group.  He explains advanced concepts well and he has great presentation skills.”

Senior Engineering Manager,
Transnet Feight Rail – RME

“Cameron really demonstrated specialised knowledge throughout the entire duration of the course.  His professionalism was excellent, it was perfect!”

Construction Manager, Stefanutti Stocks

“Excellent training course!  Cameron is very knowledgeable and experienced.  He was very well prepared and I really like how enthusiastic he was.”

Contracts Administrator,
Murray & Roberts Power & Energy

“He is very knowledgeable  about the NEC.  He is a very good teacher.”

Senior Quantity Surveyor,
Stefanutti Stocks

“Clear explanations of concepts and he trains at a very good pace and makes sure that everyone understands.”

Chief Engineering Manager,
Transnet

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