Timothy Baker

Director

Timothy baker

Cape Town

T:+27 21 405 1268

F:+27 21 418 6900

Timothy is an energy, construction and disputes lawyer based in Cape Town. He focuses on renewable energy projects (EPC / O&M), construction and oil and gas oilfield services.

Timothy is also an experienced commercial litigator and dispute resolution lawyer and is accomplished in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), having resolved a number of matters through mediation and arbitration.

Timothy is also knowledgeable in all aspects of insolvency, including business rescue.

Prior to joining the practice, Timothy worked in the commercial litigation department of a leading Cape Town law firm. He subsequently qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales and practised as such in the UK before returning to South Africa.

Timothy holds a BSocSc (Economics) degree and an LLB degree from the University of Cape Town.

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  • Selected client work
    • Representing an international sponsor/developer in a dispute with its sub-contractor relating to two solar PV projects that form part of the renewables programme in South Africa. The dispute relates to on demand guarantees, letters of credit and termination of the sub-contracts.
    • Resolved claims between an international EPC Contractor and an international EPC Sub-Contractor (including substantive delay liquidated damages claims) relating to a solar PV project.
    • Representing a French sponsor/developer of two 75MW solar PV projects proposed for development in the South African renewable energy procurement programme with the negotiation and conclusion of EPC and O&M detailed heads of terms.
    • Representing a local sponsor/developer of two 75MW solar PV projects proposed for development in the South African renewable energy procurement programme with compliance with the provisions of the RFP, bid development and the conclusion of EPC and O&M detailed heads of terms.
    • Representing a Namibian construction and engineering company in a dispute with the Bank of Namibia.
    • Representing a global engineering company in a dispute relating to the Green Point stadium in Cape Town.