Alon has over a decade of experience in dispute resolution and has substantial experience in the construction and engineering sectors, including both back end and front end experience. He has advised numerous large international and domestic (South African) clients, including contractors, employers, engineers and insurers on various aspects construction projects and disputes.
Alon's experience includes arbitrating (and litigating) on the various standard form construction contracts including the JBCC, NEC, FIDIC (various books) and GCC. Alon has been involved in numerous domestic and international arbitrations and has experience in utilising the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SIAC, ASA and ASFA Rules.
Alon acts primarily for large domestic (South African) and international contractors in Sub-Sahara Africa, including jurisdictions such as South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius, Malawi, Namibia, DRC and Nigeria. Outside of Africa Alon has acted for clients in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Alon’s construction experience covers all aspects of construction insurance including providing coverage advice on CAR policies and PI policies, to both contractors and insurers. Alon also specialises in construction guarantees and has acted for both insurers and contractors in providing advice on all aspects of construction guarantees.
Alon’s practice also focuses on all areas of alternative dispute resolution including mediation and adjudication. Alon has considerable general commercial litigation experience and has represented numerous large corporate clients, both South African and international, in a wide range of matters, and across several sectors, including construction and engineering, mining, insurance, tender reviews, shareholder disputes, financial market disputes and defamation cases.
In 2017 Alon was named by Legal 500 as a prominent figure in construction disputes.
Alon is a member of the Society of Construction Law for Africa.
Alon is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (he has recently written and passed the Fellowship exams).
Alon has recently been awarded a Diploma in International Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Alon is on the drafting committee of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (International) which drafted and updates the International Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (International).
Alon is on the adjudication committee of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa