Led by Justin Maritz and Jesse Conradie, our Advisory team provides a wide range of advice and support throughout the entire project lifecycle.

White Associates Provides the Following Advisory Services:

  • Facilitate Pre Contract Negotiations of Contract Terms


  • Draft Contracts


  • Draft Addendums to Contract
    • Record any changes or subsequent agreements


  • Bond Wording Review


  • Bond Negotiations Between Contracting Parties and Banks
  • Engineer to the Contract


  • Principal Representative


  • Principal Agent


  • Claims Management
    • Principal – Responses to Contractor Claims
  • Efficient Project Development Strategies
    • Develop and/or Provide Advice on the Following:
      • Business Case Development
      • Industry Engagement and Market Sounding
      • Feasibility Studies
      • Project and Delivery Strategy Development
      • Project Establishment, Planning and Management
      • Contract Strategy
      • Project Governance
      • Risk Management
      • Project Closeout


  • Analyse Externally Prepared Contracts
    • Whether in Draft Form or Signed


  • Strategic Project Reviews and Health Checks, Including Project Monitoring and Support as Specialist Advisor
    • Integrate with the Project Team Through the Project Life Cycle to:
      • Guide the Project Team in Adopting Effective Commercial Strategies
      • Ensure Adequate Project and Risk Management Controls, Processes and Strategies are Maintained
    • Project Health Checks to Review Whether the Project is Being Administered in Accordance with the Signed Contract:
      • Identify Risks
      • Propose Corrective Actions / Recommendations


  • Contract Defaults and Terminations
    • Guide Clients Through Complex Contractual Scenarios to Ensure Risks are Understood and Managed
    • Identify Risks and Propose Strategies to Overcome Breaches of Contract and Repudiation
    • Assist in Planning and Navigating Post-Termination Remobilisation of Projects
  • Claims Strategy Development and Management


  • Analyse Contractual Liability and Causation


  • Provide Advice / Opinion Regarding Disagreements Before they Escalate to Formal Proceedings


  • Conflict Avoidance
    • Act as an Impartial Person Performing an Investigative Role to Develop a Clear Understanding of the Concerns and Propose Recommendations for Resolving any Issues
    • Facilitate Meetings and Negotiations to Arrive at Amicable Solutions
    • Draft Settlement Agreements
  • Claims Strategy Development and Management


  • Independent Expert
    • Provide Formal Expert Opinion
    • Provide Formal Expert Determinations


  • Arbitrations and Adjudications
    • Provide Support in Claims and Defences
    • Accept Appointments as Independent Adjudicators or Arbitrators

Our Advisory Team

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Justin Maritz


Justin has over 24 years' international experience and a proven record in achieving successful outcomes on challenging projects.

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Jesse Conradie

Associate Director

Jesse has a powerful combination of Advisory expertise including contract law, risk management and dispute avoidance and resolution.

Rebecca Ward Senior Advisory Consultant White Associates

Rebecca Ward

Senior Advisory Consultant

A qualified lawyer with extensive construction experience, Rebecca provides practical, ethical advice informed by the project lifecycle.

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Brett Zeiler


Brett's wealth of knowledge in contractual negotiations and commercial management allows him to add real value to projects.

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Ian Chamberlain


With industry nous that includes forensic financial analysis and writing expert witness reports, Ian is a highly competent team leader.

Liam Crane

Project Finance Analyst/Advisory Consultant