Events

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Singapore
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
5.00-7.00pm (GMT +8)
WEBINAR: Annual Construction Law Update 2021 (20 January 2021)

About the Webinar:

In these challenging times, the only constant is change. And so, this is the first ever SCL (Singapore) Annual Construction Law Update to be held as a webinar!

This Annual Update will broaden our traditional geographical focus and serves not only as an update on Singapore construction law. It will also discuss developments in construction law to include any landmark decisions from other jurisdictions that may be particularly relevant to Singapore. To achieve our stated objective, we are delighted to have two eminent construction law practitioners, Ms Jane Evans and Mr Nandakumar Ponniya, as our distinguished speakers.

Webinar Programme:

Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons, or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in your questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

5.00 - 5.10pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Lee Chau Ee – Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Singapore; Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

5.10 - 6.40pm

2020: The International Perspective

Ms Jane Davies Evans – Barrister/arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings, UK
The speaker will provide a review of international decisions and legal developments from around the world relevant to construction practitioners based in Singapore.

Singapore Law Case Update and Developments

Mr. Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya – Principal, Dispute Resolution, Asia Pacific, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, Singapore
The speaker will provide an overview of key legal developments in construction law and practice in Singapore over the last year.

6.40 - 7.00pm

Panel discussion and Q&A on the issues discussed by Speakers

For more details and to register, please click HERE. For enquiries, please contact the SCL Singapore at secretariat@scl.org.sg.

Singapore
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to Tuesday, February 9, 2021
5:00pm – 7:30pm
Construction Law 101 - Online Course (11th Run!): Sessions 1 - 4 (27 Jan & 2, 4, 9 Feb 2021)

About this Course

This course is designed for practitioners in the construction industry interested in the basic principles of construction law. It will review general rights and obligations of contractors and employers, as well as time, payment, SOP and dispute related issues in construction contracts. It is principally designed for non-lawyers in the construction industry but lawyers seeking an introduction to this area may also be interested. It will be taught in 4 evening webinars. A Certificate of Attendance from the SCL (Singapore) will be issued to all attendees who fully attend and successfully complete the Course.

Please note that participants would be required to attend 4 evening sessions (register once to attend all 4 sessions):

  1. Session 1: Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
  2. Session 2: Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
  3. Session 3: Thursday, 4 February 2021, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
  4. Session 4: Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Course Programme:

Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons, or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in your questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

*There will be a 10 minute break for each session.

Wednesday, 27 January
(5:00pm – 7:30pm)
Module 1 – Introduction to Construction Contracts, including concepts of completion, DLP, EOT, etc.

Tuesday, 2 February
(5:00pm – 7:30pm)

Module 2 – Subcontracting & Payment Principles, including the Role of the Certifier, Valuations etc.

Thursday, 4 February
(5:00pm – 7:30pm)
Module 3 – Default and Dispute Resolution, including common construction disputes, bonds and guarantees, implications of notice requirements, dispute resolution clauses and an outline of the arbitration process.

Tuesday, 9 February
(5:00pm – 7:30pm)
Module 4 – Security of Payment Act

For more details and to register, please click HERE. For enquiries, please contact the SCL Singapore at secretariat@scl.org.sg.

New Zealand
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to Friday, November 5, 2021
09:00 to 17:30
9th International Society of Construction Law Conference

The Society of Construction Law New Zealand is pleased to be hosting the 9th International Society of Construction Law Conference. The conference is being held in Auckland, New Zealand on 3-5 November 2021 and will bring leading experts in construction law from around the world to Auckland.

Our conference theme is: "Building for Change" 

Legal systems are dynamic in nature often built on precedent and always by incremental development. With the passage of time and severing of colonial apron strings, the common law has developed in unique ways around the world. This applies equally to construction law and how it operates in the Asia-Pacific region. 
That development continues with new influences in the form of natural disasters, who funds large scale infrastructure projects and the adaptation (and adoption) of emerging technologies. The SCL 9th International Construction Law Conference will explore construction law as it relates to contracts, negligence, product liability and dispute resolution through keynote and specialist presentations along with two streams of plenary sessions over two days.

For all Conference information plesae visit the Conference website constructionlaw2021.com 

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