ADV. CHRIS ROOS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

LL.B, Dip PM, Adv. Dip PM (Cum Laude), MDP, Adv. Cert. Construction Law

If you want different you are at the right company. It only takes one meeting with the man at the helm of CHRIS ROOS & ASSOCIATES to realise that this CEO is not your average executive. In describing the founder of CHRIS ROOS & ASSOCIATES, words like unconventional and modern thinker comes to mind. It is perhaps these characteristics which makes him such a popular speaker and his services always in demand. Speaking to his assistant Elzanne Tibshraeny, she will quickly tell you that his diary is booked months in advance but this will not stop him to squeeze in another appointment – his philosophy “to be available when needed”, he will always make himself available and he will always take the call no matter what. He is also a freelance writer and is the author of the book "Thelma" which was released in 2018.

He certainly does not like to be referred to as an expert but when you ask around in the engineering and construction industry it will not take you long to learn that he is very well respected and considered the best in the business when it comes to engineering and construction law, especially when it comes to contracts, claims, adjudication and arbitration. Chris brings with him 28 years of large capital project and programme experience and an in-depth understanding of commercial law and engineering and construction practices. 

Advocate Chris Roos holds a LL.B degree from the University of South Africa, MDP from the University of Manchester, a National Diploma in Project Management, a National Diploma in Advanced Project Management (Cum Laude) and a Certificate in Advanced Contract and Construction Law from the University of Pretoria.

He has been occupying senior and executive management positions since early in his career, is an articulate and focused professional who has a proven history as a turn-around strategist with vast experience in project execution, commercial management, including business development and operational management. His management style is based on effective decision making and finding innovative solutions for project delivery, commercial and legal challenges. He is highly experienced in evaluating and interpreting project risks and implementing mitigation strategies.  

Chris is well known as a contractual advisory and applies his skill set in the Engineering, Construction, Oil & Gas, Mining, Energy and Food & Beverage industries with 20 years’ hands-on experience in commercial and contract, claims and dispute management. His competencies include tender and bid processes, investment approval processes, vendor selection, governance models, contract types, contract structuring, EPC and EPCM contract structuring and models, contract preparations, contract risk management, evaluations and negotiations, claims (general and insurance) including experience in arbitration and mediation. It is his unconventional style of divergent thinking together with novel ideas that makes him the perfect advisory for adjudication and arbitration proceedings, his only objective, a fair outcome. He is also a regular speaker and facilitator in seminars and workshop for Engineering & Construction Contract Law, Oil & Gas Contracts, Claims and Disputes, Tender Process Management and Anti-Corruption and Prevention.

As executive he is actively involved in every case and specialises in the following:

·         Contract drafting, reviews and legal opinions

·         Bespoke contracts, JBCC, GCC, NEC and FIDIC Suite of Contracts

·         Provides advice in respect of impending claims, for and against

·         Promotion or defense of claims

·         Negotiations to settle disagreements and disputes

·         Assistance during mediation by expert

·         Representation during adjudication and arbitration proceedings

·         Expert advisor and legal opinions to attorneys and legal counsel        

·         Expert witness for court purposes or arbitration proceedings