HENRY M MUSONDA FCIArb
Arbitrator, Adjudicator & Mediator, BEng MEng Construction Mgt, MSc Construction Law & Arbitration, FIDIC Listed Adjudicator and Trainer
Henry Musonda is the Managing Director, Kiran & Musonda Associates, Consulting Engineers, Zambia. He is a Civil Engineer and a Construction Disputes Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), and the listed on the FIDIC and DRBF Presidents’ lists of Adjudicators. Mr Musonda has more than 30 years of practical and professional experience in the design, administration and project management of building and civil works and service contracts and providing advisory support on infrastructure projects including the Preparation of specifications and contract administration of European Development Funds (EDF), World Bank, DANIDA, BADEA, AfDB funded projects and to FIDIC conditions of contract.
He has international experience as an Arbitrator and Adjudicator and has strong knowledge and background of:
- Application of alternative dispute resolution methods and procedures including negotiation, amicable settlement, conciliation and Dispute Boards to Building and Civil engineering construction projects;
- Financial, technical and contractual management of large infrastructure (roads and buildings) programmes in the context of project cycle management and application of various contract forms – ICE, JCT, NEC, EDF, FIDIC and World Bank etc; and,
- Claims analysis and calculation of financial entitlements – component of all adjudication and arbitration decisions and awards.
Mr Musonda has previously worked with Ove Arup Zambia and UK offices as a construction and design engineer. He served as the President of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) from 2009 to 2012 and as Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Zambia (2003-2006). He is a contracts specialist and has served on Dispute Boards in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Botswana, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia.
He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and Master’s Degrees in Construction Management [University of Zambia] and an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration [Aberdeen].
He has conducted training in Contract Management, Dispute Resolution under FIDIC Dispute Boards and Arbitration for Construction personnel in Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Kevin is a registered Professional Engineer, Mediator, Adjudicator and Arbitrator with over 40 years’ experience in the Construction Industry. His experience spans across Freeway Construction, Airport Runway Rehabilitation, Dams and Water Retaining Structures, Pipelines, Civil and Building Construction, Concrete Structures, Asphalt and Concrete Road Surfacing and most recently Claims Preparation and Defence. Throughout Kevin’s professional career he has managed various business units of one of the largest construction companies in South Africa, owned a Road Surfacing Company which was later sold to a listed company before moving into dispute resolution and claims consulting.
Kevin completed the Fellowship of Arbitrators Qualification and currently specialises in large scale Construction Claims and Dispute Resolution. Over the last 10 years Kevin has been involved as Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator and expert witness on approximately 60 dispute matters. He is presently appointed on Dispute Adjudication Boards (DAB) in South Africa and Africa in numerous matters. Kevin is an admitted member of the FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators. Kevin is considered an expert on the FIDIC suite of contract documentation as well as the other three forms of contract prescribed by the CIDB. He facilitates regularly on all the four types of contract documentation both locally and internationally. He is the only FIDIC Accredited Trainer in South Africa.
Scott Hewlett is an admitted attorney, and a qualified solicitor of England and Wales. He joined Kingsbourne in 2004, and became a director of the company in 2009. Scott specialises in construction law and has represented numerous contractors in a number of mediations, adjudications and arbitrations. Scott has extensive experience on all the standard forms of contract. He also provides in-house training to Kingsbourne’s clients, in particular on the law of contract and the JBCC.
Marc is a claims expert and highly experienced quantity surveyor and has been in the Southern African construction industry for 35 years. He is widely regarded as the leading dispute resolution practitioner in South Africa and is one of the directors of Kingsbourne (Pty) Ltd. Marc has served on numerous DABs both locally and internationally, boasting vast knowledge of road- works and heavy civil engineering in particular.
DR TANYA HENDRY
Holds various legal degrees and qualifications, including an LLB, LLM, LLD, M.Inst.D, MCIArb and SCL (UK).
A 15+ year veteran of corporate and commercial law and organizational leadership. Unwilling to allow for “status quo”, continually challenges stakeholders (colleagues, clients and other partners) to seek better, more effect ways of managing through complex, difficult business challenges. An inspirational leader by example, encourages unique viewpoints and opinions in the pursuit for the best client solutions.
As a subject-matter-expert to clients in the construction, engineering and mining industries, has also developed a broad spectrum of other business skills and expertise, including Account and Marketing Management and company operations. With a focus on analytics, risk management and the mitigation of disputes, instills a culture of ownership and trust within organizations and client relationships.
Dr Tanya Hendry serves as a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators, an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, and serves as a board member of a JSE listed company (chairing the Social and Ethics Committee). Tanya spent the early part of her career as a legal consultant for Binnington Copeland and Associates, where she was primarily involved in the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of complex construction contracts as well as a number of disputes.
Tanya joined the Johannesburg Bar thereafter and was involved in mainly construction and engineering matters as counsel, both in the High Courts and the Supreme Court of Appeal. She spent recent years advising clients in the construction and engineering industry on the drafting of specialist and highly complex contracts and contracting strategy, claims advice, as well as on a number of major disputes. Tanya is routinely called upon to act as an adjudicator in disputes.
SPECIALIST ATTORNEY LLB
Voted “Best Lawyer for Construction Law” 2020 and 2021, Adine Abro (LLB) is managing director of Bryanston-based Adine Abro Attorneys. With over 14 years’ experience in the specialist field of construction & engineering law, Adine takes a trusted advisor approach to all her matters.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, her career spans several post-graduate courses, including the advanced Association of Arbitrators Construction Law Course and enrolment at Cambridge University. Progressing from candidate attorney to partner at Webber Wentzel, Adine then became partner at leading firms Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and Baker McKenzie, respectively.
Now at the helm of her own boutique construction law firm, Adine is pioneering the advent of AI-driven systems that enable outperformance of larger firms with unprecedented turnaround time and fluid work processes.
Relentless in a desire to understand and support her clients in meaningful ways, Adine exemplifies the ideal of collaborative relationship. With client engagement and well-coordinated team support central to dispute resolution, her approach is uncompromisingly ethical and compassionate.
Awarded the Acritas star for stellar performance as a stand-out lawyer in private practice annually since 2017, Adine continually sustains her reputation within the industry.
Both a member of the Association of Arbitrators and the Society of Construction Law for Africa, Adine’s efficiency and effectiveness are kept on par with industry standards. Well-established relationships with various senior counsel and industry experts also bring ongoing gravitas to her advanced skillset.
Decisiveness. Leadership. Heart. These are the cornerstones of Adine’s ability to constantly produce results with flair and tenacity.
As the firm’s tagline so acutely testifies, this is construction law done “the Abro Way.”