The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) was appointed as the Authorised Nomination Body (ANB) under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (SOPA) in 2005.

Over the years, SMC has undertaken several thought-leadership initiatives and has been engaging construction industry professionals including architects, developers, engineers and project managers in the private and public sectors.

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought difficult and challenging times for the construction industry. With the easing of restrictions in Singapore, SMC is committed to staging the 3rd National Conference on Construction Adjudication (NCCA) on Friday, 8 July 2022 at Conrad Centennial Singapore, themed “Security of Payment Act in a Transforming Industry”.

The Keynote Address will be delivered by Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development.

We are pleased to bring NCCA to you in a hybrid format. We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in-person or via live-stream on SMC’s online platform.

2022 National Conference on Construction Adjudication
Friday, 8 July 2022 
9am to 530pm
Conrad Centennial Singapore (Map)

 

For more information on the Programme, Speakers and Sponsors, please click on the links on the top right corner of this page. 

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Claim Consultants
  • In-House Counsel
  • Lawyers
  • Paralegals
  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • All other construction industry professionals

CPD

  • Professional Engineers Board

    Qualified for 6 PDUs

    Board of Architects - Singapore Institute of Architects

    3 CPD Accreditation Points

    Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers

    5 CPD Points (QS Division)
  • CPD Points for lawyers:
    6.5 Public CPD Points

    Practice area:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Training category:
    General

    “Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For participants attending the face-to-face activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. For those participating via the webinar, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.”

     

  • Key Sponsors

  • Sponsors

  • Supporting Organisations

Conference Programme

  • 8:30am – 9:00am

    Registration

    All in-person attendees to have their QR code ready for registration at the desk. All online attendees may wish to log-in to the virtual platform from 815am onwards.
  • 9:00am – 9:15am

    Welcome

    Conference housekeeping announcements
  • 9:15am – 9:30am

    Keynote Address by Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development

  • 9:30am – 10:30am

    Session 1: Top Tips for a Cost Efficient Adjudication under the SOP Act (2020 Rev Ed)

    There are common issues that adjudication users may experience during the construction adjudication application process. This session aims to identify these common issues and to share on practical tips to achieve greater effective use of the SOP Act.
    Speakers
    • Kelvin Kek
      Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP
    • Melvin Chan
      Head of Disputes , TSMP Law Corporation
    • Kelvin Aw
      Partner, CMS Singapore and Director, CMS Holborn Asia
  • 10:30am – 10:50am

    Panel Discussion (Session 1)

    Moderated by: Johnny TAN Cheng Hye, JP BBM PBM | Independent Arbitrator
  • 10:50am – 11:10am

    Break

  • 11:10am – 12:40pm

    Session 2: How have developments in the adjudication regime shaped the construction landscape in the last 5 years?

    In this Panel Discussion, experts from various jurisdictions (i.e. Malaysia, Australia, the UK and Singapore) will give an overview on the latest updates regarding the adjudication regime in their respective countries. This session will also include a panel discussion covering topics such as the similarities and differences between the adjudication regimes in the various jurisdictions, as well as dispute resolution trends which are gaining popularity in the construction industry over the last 5 years.
    Speakers
    • Barry TOZER
      Tozer & Associates Pty Ltd,Australia
    • LAM Wai Loon
      Founding Partner, Messrs. Harold & Lam PartnershipMalaysia
    • Anthony EDWARDS
      39Essex Chambers, United Kingdom
    • Moderated by:
      Yvonne FOO
      Partner, Harry Elias Partnership LLP
  • 12:40pm – 2:00pm

    Lunch & Networking

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm

    Session 3: Latest Developments in Construction Law

    This session will include updates on case law relating to SOP adjudications as well as construction legal concepts generally over the past 5 years.
    Speakers
    • Edwin LEE
      Founding Partner, Eldan Law LLP
    • Yvonne FOO
      Partner, Construction & Engineering, Harry Elias Partnership LLP
    • Kelvin TEO
      Director, Dispute Resolution, Drew & Napier LLC
  • 3:00pm – 3:20pm

    Panel Discussion (Session 3)

    Moderated by: CHIA Chor Leong | Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator
  • 3:20pm – 3:40pm

    Break

  • 3:40pm – 4:40pm

    Session 4: Life after COTMA

    Given the impact of COVID-related events on the construction industry, panelists will take a look into the crystal ball to share what they think life will be like for the construction industry in the upcoming year.
    Speakers
    • Christopher CHUAH
      Partner, Wong Partnership LLP
    • Monica NEO
      Senior Partner, Chan Neo LLP
    • SIM Chee Siong
      Head, Constructions & Projects, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • 4:40pm – 5:00pm

    Panel Discussion (Session 4)

    Moderated by: Melvin CHAN | Partner, TSMP Law Corporation
  • 5:00pm

    Closing Address

  • 5:30pm

    END OF CONFERENCE

  • Speakers for Session 1

    Top Tips for a Cost Efficient Adjudication under SOPA (2020) Ref. Act

    • Kelvin KEK
      Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP

      Kelvin’s areas of practice encompass various aspects of commercial disputes, both in litigation and international arbitration. These matters include JV-related disputes, directors’ duties, shareholder disputes and various property related issues. The cross-border nature of his work often necessitates travel to other jurisdictions like Malaysia, Indonesia and India. Kelvin is also listed as a key lawyer in leading legal publications both in the field of construction and international arbitration.

      As part of his construction practice, Kelvin frequently advises on large scale infrastructural and engineering disputes. In particular, he has acted for a government-linked entity in $100 million dispute over the construction and operation of a coal fired power plant; and for a multinational contractor in contentious proceedings before a FIDIC appointed dispute adjudication board in claims of over S$120 million arising from the construction of a hydro-electric power plant. Both matters deal with complex issues of delay, acceleration and defect rectification.

      Locally, Kelvin acts for publicly-listed developers and owners in various disputes over the construction and design of commercial and infrastructure developments in Singapore. He has also advised a number of Singaporean statutory boards on a variety of construction claims against contractors and sub-contractors. He often prosecutes and defends substantial claims in construction adjudications under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B).

      Kelvin also acts for employers in various employment disputes, fraud/corruption investigations and has experience in dealing with high profile white collar criminal matters. In 2015, Kelvin acted as amicus curiae in a criminal matter concerning offences under the Securities and Futures Act (Cap 289) before a Court of three Judges under the Supreme Court’s Young Amicus Curiae Scheme.

      Kelvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (First Class Honours) degree in 2008. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2009 and the New York State Bar in 2012. Prior to pursuing his legal career, Kelvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

    • Kelvin AW
      Partner, CMS Singapore and Director, CMS Holborn Asia

      Kelvin Aw is a Partner in CMS Singapore and a Director in CMS Holborn Asia, the Formal Law Alliance between CMS Singapore and Singapore law practice, Holborn Law LLC. He brings more than two decades of court room and board room experiences to champion clients’ interests not only in contentious but also transactional matters, with particular specialisation in the construction, engineering, and infrastructure sector.

      On contentious briefs, he appears displays his nimbleness in appearing before all levels of the Singapore Courts, and also before tribunals in statutory adjudications under Singapore’s Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap. 30B), and in international and domestic arbitrations under various arbitral institutions including the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (AIAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). He delivers consistently with an impressive track record in all matters, in part due to his specialist knowledge of building and construction law.
      On transactional matters, he provides advice to clients throughout the changing dynamics of any project cycle, ranging from front-end structuring and procurement to back-end work in which disputes have arisen. Together with co-head of the practice Lynette Chew, they are regularly engaged by clients on large-scale, landmark development matters not only in Malaysia, but also in Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Middle East. These range from major infrastructure projects and power plants to buildings for residences, commerce, and high tech industries such as data centres.

      Kelvin is consistently ranked as a leading individual by various legal ranking directors for his expertise in dispute resolution, with a particular specialisation in construction and projects & energy. These include Chambers Asia-Pacific: Leading Lawyers for Business, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation where he has been conferred a Litigation Star ranking for both construction and dispute resolution practices. He is also a Senior Accredited Specialist for Building and Construction recognised by the Singapore Academy of Law. He is a fellow of the Singapore and Chartered Institutes of Arbitrators, and an accredited Senior Adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. In addition, he has served on the Council of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and has taught construction law modules at the National University of Singapore. Kelvin also serves on the board of the Caregiving Welfare Association, having formerly been appointed as its President from 2016 to 2019.

    • Melvin CHAN
      Co-head, Construction & Engineering, TSMP Law Corporation

      Melvin is a partner in TSMP’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, and co-heads TSMP’s Construction & Engineering practice. His main area of practice is in corporate and commercial litigation, where he has extensive experience in construction and engineering disputes, both in Court and arbitration.
      In the field of building construction litigation, Melvin has successfully argued a number of landmark decisions in the High Court and Court of Appeal, including Chip Hup Hup Kee Construction Pte Ltd v Ssangyong Engineering and Construction [2010] 1 SLR 658 on adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act; MCST Plan No 3322 v Tiong Aik Construction Pte Ltd & Anor [2016] SGCA 40 and Wei Siang Design Construction Pte Ltd v Euro Assets Holdings (S) Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC 182, on duties of care owed by consultants, and the extension of the independent contractor defence to consultants and main contractors; and more recently Denka Advantech Pte Ltd and anor v Seraya Energy Pte Ltd and anor [2020] SGCA 119, where the Court of Appeal reaffirmed the Dunlop test for liquidated damages.
      Melvin is an Accredited Adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and is consistently recognised as a leading practitioner for his work in Construction and Engineering in leading legal publications, including the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific.

  • Speakers for Session 2

    How have the adjudication regime developments shaped the construction landscape in the last 5 years?

    • Barry TOZER
      Founding Partner, Tozer & Associates Pty Ltd, Australia

      Barry TOZER’s specialist role in the business is in dispute avoidance as mediator, conciliator and facilitator and in dispute resolution as valuer (GC21), adjudicator, expert determiner and arbitrator. Barry has extensive experience as a Dispute Avoidance Board (DAB) member in Australia, a role which encompasses all of these facets of dispute resolution.

      Barry provides assistance with proceedings in litigation, arbitration or alternative dispute processes. He advises parties on construction productivity, scheduling, construction engineering including planning, temporary works, methods and equipment selection, cost estimating, contract administration and project management. This also includes preparation and review of construction claim documentation and he has experience in preparation of over one hundred expert reports on liability and quantum for arbitration, mediation or litigation in construction, mining or related industries.

      His experience in dispute determination and resolution includes:
      · Nominated as Adjudicator under Security of Payment legislation: BCISOPA, NSW, SA and ACT, over thirty determinations (2003-2021), and BIFA (previously BCIPA), Queensland, thirty decisions (2013-2021);
      · Appointed by agreement of the parties to undertake an Expert Determination on over thirty occasions (1992-2022);
      · Appointed as Arbitrator by parties, ACDC, ADC or IAMA nomination on twenty-six occasions (1992-2019) including one international arbitration (2005), one three-person tribunal (2011-4);
      · NSW District Court Referee on six occasions (1995-2008);
      · NSW Supreme Court Referee on nine occasions (2002-2015);
      · Victorian Supreme Court Assessor and Special Referee (2016-7)
      · Independent Valuer on thirty-five GC21 Contracts (2003¬-2021);
      · Appointed as Mediator (by parties or ACDC list) on over thirty occasions to assist in resolution of construction related disputes (1992 – 2020); and
      · Appointed as Member of Dispute Board on ten contracts in Australia, three as Chairman, one as Sole DB (2009-2021); and three overseas appointments.

      Barry also serves as expert witness in arbitration or litigation, including participation in expert conclaves, joint reports and jointly agreed single expert.

    • LAM Wai Loon
      Founding Partner, Harold & Lam Partnership (Malaysia)

      LAM Wai Loon sits as an arbitrator and is a qualified adjudicator to adjudication disputes under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPAA 2012”). He is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.), and is on the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s and Kigali International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators. Wai Loon has spoken at conferences on arbitration, adjudication and construction law, and has contributed various articles to legal publications. His recent publications include a co-authored book titled ‘Construction Adjudication In Malaysia’ [2nd Edition, Sweet & Maxwell Malaysia], and a co-authored Chapter on ‘Arbitration In Malaysia’ published in the text titled ‘International Commercial Arbitration In Asia’ [3rd Edition, 2013, JurisNet LLC].

      Wai Loon was the immediate past President of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators [2019-2020], Past President of the Society Construction Law, Malaysia [2017-2018] and the Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Malaysia Branch [2016-2017]. He was also a committee member of the AIAC CIPAA Regulations Committee, and approved AIAC Tutor & Examiner of the AIAC Adjudication Training Programme. He was named as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation [Years 2019, 2020 and 2021] as well as one of the Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2020 by asian-mena Counsel. He was also recently ranked by Chambers & Partners in Dispute Resolution: Construction 2022.

    • Anthony EDWARDS
      Barrister, 39Essex Chambers (United Kingdom)

      Anthony specialises in heavy construction disputes arising from building & engineering activities both nationally and internationally; acting for employers, contractors and consultants relating to breach of contract, delay & disruption, time extensions, prolongation, payment provisions, acceleration, loss of productivity, final accounts and professional negligence actions against inter alia architects, engineers and surveyors.

      Having extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, expert determination and mediation and working with most of the standard forms of contracts including JCT, ICE, FIDIC, NEC, IChemE and ACE on projects including; energy, power, retail, leisure, offices, hospitals, water treatment plants, roads, railways, power stations, petro-chemical, chemical engineering plants, waste-to-energy plants, anaerobic digestion plants, biomass plants, port & harbour construction, mechanical & electrical services, bridges, house building developments and domestic dwellings.

      Anthony not only acts as counsel but also as tribunal in the capacity of arbitrator, adjudicator, DABs, expert determiner and mediator.

  • Speakers for Session 3

    Latest Developments in Construction Law

    • Kelvin TEO
      Director, Dispute Resolution, Drew & Napier LLP

      Kelvin is a specialist in resolving complicated infrastructure, energy and resource disputes.

      Kelvin joined Drew & Napier in 2020 from a magic circle international law firm, bringing with him years of global best practice honed in big-ticket construction arbitration. His specialisation in construction was developed in an international firm known for its expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors. This is blended with his in-depth familiarity with local market practice and dispute resolution mechanisms.

      Kelvin is well recognized in the market for his expertise in construction and arbitration with accolades in various legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500, asialaw, SBR and LMG Expert Guides. Clients have commented that that he has “great in-depth industry knowledge”, he has “a keen ability to grasp complex technical issues and break them down into coherent and concise descriptions that can be readily understood by arbitrators”, and that he is “an extremely creative lawyer who thinks of solutions that no one else can”.

      Kelvin’s practice focuses on renewable energy projects and sustainability. His sector expertise covers a variety of renewable projects such as solar, offshore wind, hydropower and geothermal projects, mirroring the tremendous growth in the global and regional transition to clean energy.

      Kelvin’s experience also covers nuclear power plants and more traditional infrastructure projects such as refineries, mines, railways and expressways; civil works such as buildings, factories, soil remediation and foundation works and even giant Ferris wheels.

      Kelvin advises on various aspects across the entire lifecycle of the project, including on the day-to-day legal issues during the construction phase of infrastructure projects. He has advised parties and projects in Singapore, France, Korea, Greater China, Middle East, Mongolia, Taiwan, Italy, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, US, Italy, and India, amongst others.

      Kelvin is experienced in carrying out his own advocacy across the entire spectrum of dispute resolution – adjudication, arbitration, mediation, expert determination and evaluation, and litigation, both within and out of Singapore.

      Kelvin is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and sits as an arbitrator. He is an assessor for construction cases under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act. He sits as a mediator, and also on a panel promoting neutral evaluation, and an experts group on e-discovery issues.

      Kelvin is a thought-leader who regularly speaks and publishes articles on construction law and arbitration practice issues. He heads the Thought Leadership subcommittee, sits on a Environmental Sustainability Group and is a Council Member of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore). He also sits on the newly-minted Building and Construction Law Committee of the Law Society, and heads a Singapore Academy of Law Promotion of Singapore Law Sub-committee (Energy and Oil and Gas). Kelvin has recently spoken on webinars on ESG, Energy Law and Energy Transition issues.

      Kelvin in conversant in English and Mandarin and various Chinese dialects.

      Further details can be found in his detailed CV at https://www.drewnapier.com/Our-Lawyers/Kelvin-Teo.

    • Edwin LEE
      Founding Partner, Eldan Law LLP

      EDWIN LEE is one of the founding partners of Eldan Law LLP. Practising for more than 25 years, Edwin has argued both major courtroom disputes and heavyweight arbitrations, whilst advising government authorities, developers, contractors, and consultants on all aspects of construction law.

      He is accredited by the Singapore Academy of Law as a Senior Specialist in Construction Law. He is also cited as a leading Singapore construction law practitioner in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers (2017). The Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017 has cited him as “an authority on domestic construction adjudications”.

      Edwin sits on the SMC Construction Adjudicator Accreditation Committee, which oversees the selection and assessment of adjudicators. He has conducted hundreds of adjudication cases, variously as counsel, adjudicator and review adjudicator. Edwin is also an accredited adjudicator in Malaysia.

      Edwin has also argued many of the landmark construction law court cases. As an active advocate, he ranks as the advocate with the highest number of reported court judgments.

      Projects which he has advised on include airports, condominiums, industrial buildings, luxury hotels, mass rapid train stations, offshore rigs, oil tanks, power plants, reclamation works, and roads and tunnels. Significant matters he had handled include advising on a large solar manufacturing project worth $6.3 billion, the University Town project worth $400 million, the $400 million National Art Gallery project, and a land reclamation project work worth $1.4 billion.

      On real estate projects, Edwin has also headed the team in some of the largest collective sale projects in Singapore, worth a total of $2.1 billion in 2017 and 2018 alone.

      Apart from his active legal practice, Edwin is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore, Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and a trainer for the Building & Construction Authority on Construction Law.

      Edwin is a general editor of the annual Singapore Construction Adjudication Review, and the author of Building Contract Law in Singapore, 2016 (3rd Edition). He is also the construction law subject editor of the legal journal by the Singapore Academy of Law, the SAL Practitioner.

    • Yvonne FOO
      Partner, Construction & Engineering Practice Group, Harry Elias Partnership LLP

      Yvonne is a Partner in our specialist Construction and Engineering, and Energy and Infrastructure practice groups.

      She is qualified as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Yvonne is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and an associate mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.

      With extensive experience in advising international, regional and local clients on construction-related disputes, Yvonne routinely assists her clients on a wide range of issues, such as variations, extensions of time and associated costs claims, liquidated damages, termination, and most recently, COVID-related issues. She also assists with the review, drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, and tenders for construction, infrastructure and real estate projects.

      Yvonne sits as arbitrator on construction disputes, and has been appointed by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre including as sole arbitrator on an expedited arbitration.

      Yvonne is involved in projects located in Singapore, Asia and the Middle East. She also speaks regularly at construction industry events, and contributes articles and chapters to various publications, including the FIDIC Contracts in Asia Pacific: A Practical Guide to Application and the construction law blog at www.constructionlaw.sg.

      In 2021, Yvonne was recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of Asia’s Super 50 Disputes Lawyers, and was named a Rising Star in Construction by The Legal 500 (Legalese) Asia-Pacific 2021. Most recently, Yvonne has been named Next Generation Partner in Construction by The Legal 500 (Legalese) Asia-Pacific 2022, and a Future Star in Construction Law by Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific).

      Yvonne has been commended to be “a standout partner. She is one of the brightest and most well-connected individuals in the market and with a drive to always deliver that which is best for the client.” – The Legal 500 (Legalese) Asia-Pacific, 2022

  • Speakers for Session 4

    Life after COTMA

    • Monica NEO
      Senior Partner, Chan Neo LLP

      Ms. Monica Neo, LLB (Hons) London, Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Commissioner for Oaths (Singapore), F.S.I.Arb, M.C.I.Arb – Senior Partner, Chan Neo LLP

      Monica has practiced exclusively in Building and Construction law for almost 30 years. She has acted as Counsel in all sorts of construction disputes and in courts, arbitrations, adjudications under the Singapore Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (SOPA), mediations, and all forms of construction dispute resolution. She also presides as sole arbitrator in construction disputes, and is on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and the Law Society Arbitration Scheme (LSAC). She is also a Tribunal Magistrate of the Singapore Small Claims Tribunal, a Board Member of the Strata Title Board, an Associate Mediator on the Singapore Construction Mediation Centre (SCMC) Panel of Mediators, and a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Council of Estate Agencies (CEA). She has also regularly been appointed as the Investigative Tribunal of the Law Society of Singapore which regulates the legal profession in Singapore.

      Monica also serves as Honorary Legal Advisor to SCAL, and to the Institution of Engineers. She has also lectured at the Singapore and Temasek Polytechnic, and tutored at the School of Architecture of the National University of Singapore. She is a lecturer of the Certificate Course in Construction Law & Contracts conducted by the Singapore Building Control Authority, and has written a number of books and/or commentaries on construction law and construction contract, including “The Singapore Standard Form of Building Contract – An Annotation” (Lexis Nexis, 2000), “Construction Defects: Your Rights and Remedies” title of the Sweet & Maxwell’s Law for Layman Series (2004), and the chapter on “Construction Contracts” in Law Relating to Specific Contracts in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell 2008). She is also involved in the drafting of the 1st edition of the REDAS Design and Build Conditions of Contract. In the 2008/2009 edition of the Asia Pacific Legal 500, she is described as being “respected” in the Projects and Energy sector.

    • SIM Chee Siong
      Head, Construction & Projects, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

      Chee Siong’s areas of practice encompass a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work in the areas of construction, engineering and infrastructure projects.

      He has been recognised as a Leading Lawyer in Construction, Energy, Infrastructure, Project Development and International Arbitration by publications such as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Best Lawyers. He has also been named as a Senior Accredited Specialist for Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law’s Specialist Accreditation Scheme.

      On the contentious side, Chee Siong has extensive litigation, adjudication, arbitration and mediation experience – both domestic and international. His clients span the spectrum of the industry, including, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers of various tiers, consultants. His experience includes disputes relating to oil and gas projects, power plants, specialised process plant such as sewage treatment plant, copper smelting and refining plant, marine oil terminal, hotels, specialised warehouses and logistics complexes. On the non-contentious side, Chee Siong has been involved in major building and infrastructure projects in Singapore and in the region including developments of integrated water and power project, oil storage terminals, cement plants, luxury hotels and condominium developments and warehouses and logistics complexes.

    • Christopher CHUAH
      Partner, Wong Partnership LLP

      Christopher Chuah is a Partner in the Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering, International Arbitration, China and Myanmar Practices. Christopher was amongst the inaugural batch of select practitioners to be appointed Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law in 2018.

      His main areas of practice encompass both front-end drafting/advice and construction disputes, in litigation, arbitration and statutory adjudication. He is a leading light in the field of building and construction law and has authored various books on this subject such as the Singapore Construction Adjudication Review.

      Christopher is a legal advisor to the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (“SCAL”), Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) as well as a member of the Committee for International Construction and Building Contracts. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, as well as the Chartered Institute of Building. An accredited adjudicator under the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B), Christopher holds appointments at various arbitration centres, and is a member of the Construction Adjudicator Accreditation Committee and a member and Senior Adjudicator of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) Professional Conduct Panel. He is also Chairman of the sub-committee of SMC’s Construction Adjudicator Accreditation Committee. Recognised as a Global Leader and a National Leader in Southeast Asia for Construction in the recent edition of Who’s Who Legal 2021, Christopher is highly regarded for his areas of expertise. He is also ranked as a Top Lawyer for Construction in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 and a Highly Regarded Lawyer in IFLR1000: Financial & Corporate 2022. He is also featured as a Leading Individual in Construction and Recommended Lawyer in Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific 2021. He was also listed as one of the Litigation Stars in Benchmark Litigation 2021 and was featured in Arbitration and Mediation, as well as Construction Law in Best Lawyers 2022.

      Christopher is also recognised as a leading individual in construction across various legal journals to include Chambers, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal and Benchmark Litigation.

  • Allen & Gledhill LLP

    Allen & Gledhill is an award-winning full-service South-east Asian law firm which provides legal services to a wide range of premier clients, including local and multinational corporations and financial institutions. Established in 1902, the Firm is consistently ranked as one of the market leaders in Singapore and South-east Asia, having been involved in a number of challenging, complex and significant deals, many of which are the first of its kind. The Firm’s reputation for high-quality advice is regularly affirmed by the strong rankings in leading publications, and by the various awards and accolades it has received from independent commentators and clients. The Firm is consistently ranked band one in the highest number of practice areas, and has the highest number of lawyers recognised as leading individuals. Over the years, the Firm has also been named ‘Regional Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘SE Asia Law Firm of the Year’ by many prominent legal publishers. With a growing network of associate firms and offices, Allen & Gledhill is well-placed to advise clients on their business interests in Singapore and beyond, in particular, on matters involving South-east Asia and the Asian region. With its offices in Singapore, Myanmar and Vietnam, as well as its associate firm Rahmat Lim & Partners in Malaysia, and our network firm Soemadipradja & Taher in Indonesia, Allen & Gledhill has over 650 lawyers in its network across the region, making it one of the largest law firms in South-east Asia.

  • Chan Neo LLP

    Chan Neo LLP is a boutique law firm specialising in construction and building law. Indeed, it is the only firm in Singapore whose practice is mainly and exclusively on construction and building law. The Firm has more than 30 years of history, being founded in 1987 as Chan Tan & Partners, later known as Chan Tan LLC and now Chan Neo LLP from 2011. The firm represents clients of all tiers in the infrastructure, engineering, building and construction industries and provides services from front-end contract drafting to dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration, mediation, and adjudication under the Building and Construction Security of Payments Act.
    The practice of the firm develops with the building and construction industry in Singapore from drafting standard form contracts including the 5th to 9th editions of the Standard Conditions of Building Contract published by the Singapore Institute of Architects, and the 1st to 4th editions of the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore Design and Build Standard Form of Contract. Our partners conduct regular lectures and seminars with industry bodies such as the BCA Academy, the Board of Architects, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore Institute of Architects, the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Institute of Engineers, the Singapore Contractors Association Limited and other organisations.

  • CMS Holborn Asia

    Changing the face of law
    CMS is a Future Facing firm. We combine deep local market understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what’s coming, but to shape it. In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, our clear, business-focused advice helps clients of every size to face the future with confidence. We’re immersed in your world. Your interests and priorities are at the heart of what we do. Our lawyers are genuine experts in their fields, with a grasp of detail that’s second to none. Our next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. It means we can anticipate the likely challenges, accelerate our pace, and create the space to develop innovative solutions. We’re diverse, supportive, and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture in which every one of our people, can maximise their potential and thrive.

    Facing the future with you
    CMS lawyers work across sectors and borders, delivering expert, pragmatic, business-focused advice, and innovative, industry-shaping solutions that help you move forward with confidence. We see ourselves as more than just legal advisers. We’re your business partners, here not only to resolve current issues but to anticipate future challenges and innovate with you to meet them.

    CMS practice areas and sector groups
    ‒ Banking & Finance
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    ‒ Competition & EU
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    ‒ Employment & Pensions
    ‒ Intellectual Property
    ‒ Public Procurement
    ‒ Real Estate & Construction
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    CMS APAC Disputes Team
    As a law firm with the second largest global footprint of any international law firm, and over 4,800 lawyers, including over 900 disputes lawyers worldwide, we are consistently ranked as one of the world’s busiest disputes practices. With Singapore and Hong Kong operating as our “hubs” in Asia, and alongside our team based in Australia, our lawyers have worked on some of Asia Pacific’s most complex and high-profile developments, and on many major international projects in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, People’s Republic of China, New Zealand and Australia. Our team can provide the broadest range of local and international legal services from one platform, via Formal Law Alliance CMS Holborn Asia in Singapore, and Lau, Horton & Wise in Hong Kong, alongside our established network of relationship firms in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Drew & Napier LLC

    Drew & Napier has been providing exceptional legal service since 1889 and is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore. The calibre of our work is acknowledged internationally at the highest levels of government and industry.

    Our Construction & Engineering practice provides legal, contractual, and more importantly practical advice on construction and engineering-related work, with particular expertise in Singapore and regional energy and infrastructure projects. We combine our market-leading litigation and disputes expertise with specialist construction knowledge, to help our clients avoid disputes before they escalate.

    We are a completely full-service firm in relation to construction and engineering projects, from advising on front end and procurement, project finance, transactional due diligence, project advisory to dispute resolution, and even construction insolvency and restructuring.

    Our lawyers regularly advise on national and international standard form contracts such as PSSCOC, SIA, REDAS, FIDIC, JCT and NEC, and have argued in various published decisions of the Singapore Courts involving these standard forms.

    Our work encompasses contentious and non-contentious aspects of construction and engineering projects, both domestic and international. We have a diverse clientele that comprises both local and international developers and contractors, government-linked organisations, and multinational companies.

    Drew & Napier is pre-eminent in Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Competition and Antitrust, Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring, Intellectual Property (Patents and Trade Marks), Tax, and Telecommunications, Tedia and Technology, and has market-leading practices in Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, and Capital Markets. The firm is experienced in international disputes before the Singapore International Commercial Court and covers the full range of commercial litigation matters, including building and construction, constitutional law, debt recovery, defamation, fraud, and white-collar crime.

    In 2020, Drew & Napier united with some of the most influential leading law firms in Southeast Asia to form a network of blue-chip law firms – Drew Network Asia (DNA). Comprising legal powerhouses Makarim & Taira S. from Indonesia, Shearn Delamore & Co. from Malaysia, and Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS) from the Philippines, alongside Drew & Napier, DNA is a cohesive and integrated team operating as “a firm of firms” with international perspective and strong local expertise.

    To find out more about us, please visit: www.drewnapier.com and www.drewnetworkasia.com

  • Eldan Law LLP

    Eldan Law LLP is a growing Singapore-based law firm. With partners who have spent years at leading large law firms at the cutting-edge of their specialist areas, Eldan Law taps on their individual expertise to offer you nothing less than our collective excellence. Eldan Law provides you the same top-notch high quality legal services, with a fresh new outlook. The complex business climate of today demands new approaches. And our partners have no cookie-cutter solutions. No built-in dogmas. We believe that the best solutions are custom-built.

  • Harry Elias Partnership LLP

    Harry Elias Partnership was founded in 1988 by the late Mr Harry Elias, Senior Counsel, who was widely recognised as “one of Singapore’s foremost litigation lawyers”.

    The firm has an established reputation as one of the leading full-service firms in Singapore. It has a rich history and has played a significant role in the development of Singapore as a legal centre, through membership in various government committees and regulatory bodies. In 2012, the firm established an associated firm, HEP Law in Brunei Darussalam, a growing centre for trade and finance in the region.

    Harry Elias Partnership has demonstrated its market-leading position in the construction legal industry by its involvement in various iconic projects such as the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore Flyer, Singapore Formula 1 Race Pit Building, One Marina Boulevard, National Library Building, Marina Bay Financial Centre Project, the ongoing Tuas Mega Port project, and Brunei Darussalam SEC project. Harry Elias Partnership’s specialist construction legal team possesses deep expertise in matters of construction law and has been commended as a ”first-class team who are incredibly international in their outlook and approach” – The Legal 500 (Legalese) Asia-Pacific 2022. Harry Elias Partnership routinely acts for best-in-class local and international contractors, developers and consultants who are involved in prominent as well as complex construction projects in Singapore, Asia and the Middle East.

  • Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

    Rajah & Tann Singapore is a leading full-service law firm in Singapore and one of the largest in South East Asia. Our firm has been at the leading edge of law in Asia, having worked on many of the biggest and highest profile cases in the region. We have a vast pool of talented and well-regarded lawyers dedicated to delivering the very highest standards of service across all the firm’s practice areas.

    Rajah & Tann Singapore is a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, one of the largest regional networks that brings together leading law firms and with over 800 fee earners in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam; with each offering the highest standards of service to locally based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. Our firm’s geographical reach includes Singapore based regional desks focusing on Brunei, Japan and South Asia. Further, as the Singapore member firm of the Lex Mundi Network, we offer our clients access to excellent legal support in more than 100 countries globally.

    https://sg.rajahtannasia.com/

  • TSMP Law Corporation

    TSMP is Southeast Asia’s and Singapore’s top corporate boutique firm, specialising in complex litigation and cutting edge transactions. As Singapore’s pre-eminent, independent firm, TSMP provides top quality advice on corporate and commercial law for everyone from blue-chip companies to start-ups, and are a go-to for international firms and clients. We have significant depth and experience spanning headline mandates and multiple jurisdictions.

    TSMP started as a humble seven lawyer team in 1998. Today, we’re more than 60 lawyers-strong, with a preeminent reputation locally, as well as an enviable international clientele.

    Whether it’s on a sensitive transaction or in a complex courtroom battle, we’re the bannermen you want. You can count on the undivided attention of a team that prizes relationships over profits, and is dedicated to your cause, fighting hard yet fair. We believe that the law is a calling, one that mandates us to go beyond the call of duty in serving the community.

    An award-winning and highly ranked firm, TSMP was named Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2016, Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2017 and 2020 and Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2018 and 2019 in the ALB SE Asia Law Awards. We come recommended by renowned legal journals such as asialaw Profiles, Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000 and the Legal 500 Asia Pacific. For our community service, we became the first ever law firm to be awarded the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Award in 2018.

  • Wong Partnership LLP

    Headquartered in Singapore, WongPartnership is an award-winning law firm and one of the largest in the country. As a leading provider of legal services, we offer our clients access to our offices in China and Myanmar, and in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines, through the member firms of WPG, a regional law network. Together, WPG offers the expertise of over 400 professionals to meet the needs of our clients throughout the region.

    Our expertise spans the full suite of legal services to include both advisory and transactional work where we have been involved in landmark corporate transactions, as well as complex and high-profile litigation and arbitration matters. WongPartnership is also a member of the globally renowned World Law Group, one of the oldest and largest networks of leading law firms.

    At WongPartnership, we recognise that our clients want to work with the best. As a partnership of exceptional individuals, we are committed in every way to make that happen.

  • Legis Point LLC

    Legis Point LLC is a boutique Singapore law firm with specialist legal expertise in construction law and disputes. Our Dispute Resolution department is headed by Samuel CHACKO, who has been consistently acknowledged as a recommended practitioner in leading legal publications.

    Our Dispute Resolution team regularly advices and represents employers, contractors and architects in adjudication, arbitration and court proceedings.

    At Legis Point LLC, we focus on the relationships with our clients, as we view ourselves as valued partners of the clients, not only in the specific transactions, but in our broader consultancy and advisory capacity to provide complete legal solutions.

  • Tyto LLC

    Tyto LLC is a Singapore law corporation. The name of our firm, pronounced as “tai-to” or “thy-to” is derived from the Greek work “tuto” which means “owl”.

    Tyto LLC commenced operation in April 2018.

    It is founded and managed by Mr. Tan Joo Seng, an advocate and solicitor with over twenty five years of experience in adjudication, arbitration, court and mediation. Please click here to find out more about Mr Tan.

    Tyto LLC is a law firm focused on litigation and dispute resolution.

    It has extensive experience in dealing with disputes arising in building, engineering and construction contracts and commercial contracts.

    Tyto LLC is deeply committed to a culture of service excellence. Our mantra is to provide class leading service in all that we do. We provide value to clients by curating practical and efficacious solutions for resolving their disputes based on our experience and our legal knowledge.

    Our goal is to be recognized as a leading boutique dispute resolution firm in Singapore and regionally.