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Singapore
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
5.00 - 6.30pm
WEBINAR: Financial Instruments in Construction Projects (25 May 2022)

About this Webinar

This webinar will examine performance, advance payment and retention bonds, parent company guarantees and letters of credit (both payment and standby) in the context of construction projects and with reference to contractors’ overall financial management.

The speakers will also provide a brief review of hedging projects and their possible relevance.

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 their questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

5.00 - 5.05pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Samuel Widdowson – Partner, Accuracy; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

5.05 - 6.15pm

Financial Instruments in Construction Projects
Mr. David Platt – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay

Ms. Jia Lin Ho – Associate, Pinsent Masons MPillay

6.15 – 6.30pm

Q&A Session Moderated by Chairperson

About the Speakers:
Mr. David Platt – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay

David Platt is a senior construction and finance lawyer with over 33 years experience. He has been based In Singapore for over 11 years (and is a Qualified Foreign Practitioner as well as an English Solicitor). He is a partner in the Finance & Projects team at Pinsent Masons MPillay. His practice has focused on advising all parties (developers, contractors, funders and procuring authorities) on major infrastructure and energy projects all over the world.

Ms. Jia Lin Ho – Associate, Pinsent Masons MPillay

 
Jia Lin Ho is an associate in the Finance & Projects team at Pinsent Masons MPillay, specializing in infrastructure projects and construction. She assists contractors, developers and funders on projects across Singapore, South East Asia and the Middle East. She has recent experience seconded to a major international contractor’s Singapore branch.

About the Chairperson:
Mr. Samuel Widdowson – Partner, Accuracy; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Samuel Widdowson is a Partner of Accuracy, based in Singapore, and leads the construction disputes practice in Asia. He specialises in the provision of live project support and advice, the analysis and compilation of forensic claim submissions, and the preparation and provision of expert opinion in relation to construction disputes, which typically involve assessments relating to time-related delays and associated costs, contract administration, construction logistics, construction methodology, construction strategy and risk management. Samuel has over 22 years’ professional experience in Building & Construction, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Renewables, Utilities, Process Plants, Land Reclamation and Infrastructure projects. Samuel is a Fellow of the CIArb, Member of the SIArb, has an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration, and a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management. He is well versed in giving oral evidence under cross-examination in litigation and arbitration proceedings, both remotely and in-person, including expert witness conferencing. 

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 20th May 2022

FEES (includes materials, if any)

SCL (Singapore) Members

S$35.00

  • Guests of SCL(S) Members
  • Members of international SCLs,
  • Members of
    1. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb),
    2. Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),
    3. Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse),
    4. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS),
    5. Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL),
    6. Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb),
    7. Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA),
    8. Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL),
    9. Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV),
    10. Society of Project Managers (SPM),
    11. Tunneling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore (TUCSS),
    12. Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law

S$60.00

Others

S$90.00

Singapore
Thursday, July 21, 2022
5.00-6.30pm (GMT +8)
WEBINAR: The Challenges and Pitfalls of Managing Documents in Large Construction Disputes (21 July 2022)

About this Webinar

The law of construction is often not as complicated or as esoteric as the law in niche areas such as shipping and intellectual property. However, one distinguishing feature of construction litigation and arbitration is the volume of documents that are involved. Disputes relating to large construction projects often require counsel to pore over and organize thousands of pages of documents. Managing a construction dispute as counsel often involves superior organizational abilities which can be as important, if not more important, than actual knowledge of the construction law.

The speakers will share useful tips and experience on managing such disputes and will address questions from the audience.

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 their questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

5.00 - 5.05pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Ashok Kumar Rai – Associate Director, Cairnhill Law LLC; Assistant Honorary Treasurer, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

5.05 - 6.05pm

The Challenges and Pitfalls of Managing Documents in Large Construction Disputes
Ms. Danna Er - Partner, Eldan Law LLP

Mr. Ho Yong Kin - Senior Construction Advisor, Chan Neo LLP

Ms. Serena Lim – Director, Business Development, Litigation Edge Pte Ltd

6.05 – 6.30pm

Q&A Session Moderated by Chairperson

About the Speakers:
Ms. Danna Er - Partner, Eldan Law LLP

Danna is recognised as one of the leading commercial and construction disputes lawyers in Singapore. She is recognised as a recommended lawyer in Doyle’s Guide Leading Construction Litigation Lawyers, by Singapore Business Review as one of the 20 most influential lawyers under the age of 40 and was awarded the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award for her outstanding legal expertise and contributions in the practice area of Dispute Resolution. She is also recognised by Junior Chamber International as an outstanding young person of the year for the legal category. She is admitted to practise law in New York and Singapore and specialises in disputes prevention and dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on international and domestic commercial and construction disputes.

Mr. Ho Yong Kin - Senior Construction Advisor, Chan Neo LLP

Ho graduated in 1996 from the University of the Greenwich, United Kingdom, with a BSc (Honours) in QS. Before joining the firm’s predecessor, Chan Tan & Partners, Ho worked as QS for a consultancy firm and a large Japanese construction company, involved in day-to-day commercial, tendering and contract administration matters in diverse infrastructure, residential and commercial property development projects. Drawing on a wealth of industrial expertise and a passion for building science and engineering, Ho provides efficient technical support to both contentious and non-contentious matters, including reviewing and drafting of building contracts, advising on disputes in construction contracts, resolution of variation claims, delay, disruption, acceleration and termination, and handling SOPA adjudications. Ho is currently an accredited Adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. He has heard and adjudicated more than 31 adjudications as a sole adjudicator. 

Ms. Serena Lim - Director, Business Development, Litigation Edge Pte Ltd

Serena Lim is a co-founder and director of Litigation Edge, a leading provider of eDiscovery, Litigation Support and Hearing solutions and outsourced services to arbitration and litigation practices. At Litigation Edge, Serena has been involved in many document intensive commercial disputes, including construction disputes. Serena is passionate about using technology and workflow to improve the management of documents in document intensive disputes. At Litigation Edge, she has the opportunity to accomplish this at 2 levels: empowering client teams who subscribe to evidence management platforms, and providing cost-efficient services to clients who engage outsourced services. Serena will be discussing the use of technology for evidentiary analysis, annotation, cataloguing, indexing, bundling, automated production of submissions and affidavits, as well as evidence presentation. And how the use of technology can achieve cost savings, and address lawyer burn-out and environmental costs. 

About the Chairperson:

Mr. Ashok Kumar Rai – Associate Director, Cairnhill Law LLC; Assistant Honorary Treasurer, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Ashok is a seasoned construction litigator and qualified arbitrator. He has represented a wide spectrum of clients in the construction industry – from developers to main contractors and consultants. Ashok’s experience includes acting as lead counsel both in arbitrations under the ICC and SIAC rules and adjudications conducted under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act. Ashok is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is currently serving as the Assistant Honorary Treasurer in the Council of the Singapore chapter of the Society of Construction Law. 

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 18th July 2022

FEES (includes materials, if any)

SCL (Singapore) Members

S$35.00

  • Guests of SCL(S) Members
  • Members of international SCLs,
  • Members of
    1. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb),
    2. Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),
    3. Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse),
    4. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS),
    5. Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL),
    6. Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb),
    7. Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA),
    8. Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL),
    9. Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV),
    10. Society of Project Managers (SPM),
    11. Tunneling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore (TUCSS),
    12. Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law

S$60.00

Others

S$90.00

 

Singapore
Thursday, August 4, 2022
3.00pm - 5.15pm
WEBINAR: SCL Singapore - A 20 Year Journey and Beyond: Strategic Leadership Dialogue with SCL Singapore Past Chairs (4 August 2022)