Spencer Naicker

Special Counsel

Property and Construction

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Spencer is a construction and infrastructure expert who joined Russell McVeagh from a South African firm in February 2020. His specialist areas include construction, engineering, procurement, operation and maintenance agreements, and off-take agreements.

Spencer has acted as construction legal counsel, for cross-border and domestic projects in South Africa, working on behalf of government entities, lenders, public-private partnerships, independent power producers, sponsors/principals and contractors. He's also dealt extensively with various technologies in the energy space in respect of wind, solar (photovoltaic and concentrated solar), hydro, gas, coal and biomass facilities.

He has drafted construction contracts for a range of infrastructure projects, such as warehouses, logistics platforms, power generation plants, offices, pipelines, production plants, fuel storage bunkers, factories and roads. Spencer has advised on transactions, from a construction law perspective, across various sectors such as infrastructure, energy, construction & engineering, industrial, mining, rail (at the tender process stage) and real estate.

He joined Russell McVeagh in 2020 from South African-based firm, Bowmans, where he was a Partner for almost three years. He has previously worked as a senior in-house legal counsel.


Spencer's recent experience includes advising:

  • A commercial bank as lender's counsel, in respect of the financing of three natural gas pipelines.
  • Sponsors, in respect of all construction related aspects for a Private Public Partnership transaction involving the modernisation of the Zimbabwe Border Post.
  • Various stakeholders on the project development of several large-scale renewable energy projects in South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia.


LLB (Law), University of KwaZulu-Natal

Certificate in Advanced Corporate Law, University of Witwatersrand

Certificate in Land and Water Law, University of Witwatersrand


Spencer was admitted to practise as an attorney in 2004, a conveyancer in 2005, and as a notary public in 2007.

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