Jawaid Babamia SC


Jawaid has been practicing as an advocate of the High Courts of South Africa since December 2003. During May 2018, he was recommended for the conferment of senior counsel (Silk) status. The President signed his letters patent in 2019.

Jawaid advises clients in the banking, construction, insurance, mining, telecommunications and the energy industries.  His private law practice is largely an arbitration practice that ranges from general contract, delict and enrichment matters to advising and representing clients in respect of various regulatory matters, shareholder disputes, corporate governance issues and construction disputes. His public law practice relates to administrative law matters particularly in the context of review applications in the mining industry  in relation to prospecting and mining licenses; and the energy industry comprising the review of administrative decisions taken by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa; and various of organs of State (including State departments) mainly to oppose their applications for a review for want of compliance with procurement prescripts.

Jawaid is regularly briefed in respect of high-profile complex matters particularly pertaining to shareholder disputes, corporate governance disputes, banking regulatory matters and construction disputes. In addition, he is regularly briefed to:

  • act as an adjudicator (or a panelist on a dispute adjudication board) in many construction disputes;
  • act as an arbitrator in construction and various commercial contract disputes;
  • mediate in construction and shareholder disputes;
  • chair various domestic tribunals.

Jawaid is on the panel of arbitrators of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa. He has also sat as an Acting Judge in the High Court of South Africa in the Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg.

Contact Information:

Telephone: 011 290-4000
Mobile: 082 874-3786
Email: jbabamia@law.co.za