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Niel Coertse


T : +971 4 282 8000

Niel is Partner at Al Aidarous. He qualified as a lawyer in South Africa and has lived and worked
in the GCC since 2015. He focuses his practice on engineering and construction law and dispute
resolution. Niel provides clients guidance and continuous support throughout various stages of
projects, including procurement and contract drafting, claims formulation and management,
contract administration and dispute resolution.
Throughout his tenure in Dubai and Qatar, Niel has advised clients on various engineering and
infrastructure projects in the GCC region, including roads, hospitals, airports, mixed-use
development projects, freezones and logistics parks.

Qualifications and Professional Bodies

Recent experience and landmark cases

  • Provided advice to clients regarding a Public Private Partnership involving the
    construction of eight schools.
  • Advised a client in a dispute concerning the manufacturing and installation of piping
    works in a polysilicone refinery.
  • Key projects in the Qatar Economic Free Zones, which include the airport logistics zone
    and the Umm Al Houl port project.
  • An exceptionally complex construction-related project which encompasses broadcasting
    and IT (hardware and software) elements.


  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces, (LSNP) South Africa


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (University of South Africa)
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com) (Business Management) (University of Johannesburg)
  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa


  • English – Fluent

  • Afrikaans – Native

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Dubai Office

Oberoi Centre, 13th Floor,
Marasi Drive, Business Bay,
P.O. Box 33299, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

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Tel : +971 4 2828 000
Fax : +971 4 2828 011
Email: [email protected]

Abu Dhabi Office

Abdullah Al Mulla Building,
M02, 39 Hameem Street,
Al Nahyan Area, P.O. Box 71284,
Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates

Location: Google Map
Tel : +971 2 6439 222
Fax : +971 2 6439 229
Email: [email protected]