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Singapore
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
05:00pm - 07:15pm
Bond Calls and Interim Relief (14 April 2020)

About this Seminar:

Performance bonds are an important feature of construction projects and are often used for tactical purposes, particularly where market conditions are challenging. Lynne McCafferty QC and Sanjay Patel from 4 Pump Court, London consider recent case-law on performance bonds in both common law and civil law jurisdictions. They examine what employers have to do to make successful calls on these bonds, and the circumstances in which contractors can challenge them.

Seminar Programme:

5.00 - 5.30pm

Registrations & Refreshments for Delegates

5.30 - 5.35pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Toh Chen Han – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP; Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

5.35 - 6.45pm

Bond Calls and Interim Relief

Ms. Lynne McCafferty QC – Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Mr. Sanjay Patel - Barrister, 4 Pump Court

6.45 - 7.15pm

Q&A Session

About the Speakers:

Ms. Lynne McCafferty QC – Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Lynne McCafferty QC of 4 Pump Court is a leading commercial silk at the English Bar specialising in construction & engineering, energy, international arbitration, professional negligence, and technology & telecoms law.
Lynne is highly ranked in the legal directories, where she has recently been described as “a top-quality silk”, “a fiercely intelligent and competitive advo cate”, and “a first rate lawyer and an outstanding performer in court”.
Her practice includes huge infrastructure projects, multi-million pound commercial developments, high-profile PFI projects, oil and gas processing plants and pipelines, and onshore wind farms. Recent cases have included the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi, the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, and a major extension to a rail and metro network. She has particular experience of large-scale disputes arising out of IT contracts, including major business systems, government contracts, and bespoke software projects.
Lynne has extensive advocacy experience in international arbitrations, in the Technology & Construction Court (TCC) in London, and in adjudication proceedings. She has acted on cases under a wide range of arbitration rules including ICC, ICSID, LMAA, LCIA, DIFC, and DIAC. She is a TECBAR-accredited adjudicator, has acted as arbitrator, and is registered as an advocate with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

 

Mr. Sanjay Patel - Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Sanjay Patel is a commercial barrister at 4 Pump Court, London and has a wide-ranging commercial practice with particular specialisms in construction, energy and banking law. Sanjay is a leading junior who is popular for large scale construction projects both in the UK and internationally . Recently, Sanjay’s practice has focused on high value disputes concerning transport, power and waste projects. Sanjay is ranked as a leading junior in the Legal 500 where he has been described as “infectiously enthusiastic, and excellent at getting down into the details of a case." Sanjay also has a varied banking practice which has included cases concerning project finance, demand guarantees and complex derivatives. In a case particularly relevant to the talk for SCL, Sanjay appeared for an insurer in the first case concerning demand guarantees before the Qatar International Court (Leonardo v Doha Bank Assurance Company), which addressed whether the Singaporean “unconscionability” defence to bond calls should apply in that jurisdiction.
About the Chairperson:

Mr Toh Chen Han – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP; Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Chen Han's area of practice is Dispute Resolution. He focuses in particular on construction, engineering and commercial disputes, and related advisory work. The cases on which Chen Han has acted involve a range of matters including tracing and restitution of monies, conspiracy, expressway design and construction, power plant design, construction and operation, cargo-facility construction, water works, mixed research and commercial developments, and hotel management disputes. He is described by Legal 500 as a name to note for construction and dispute resolution, and a go-to individual for complex delay claims, who is unafraid to dive into details.
He has written for various publications including the International Construction Law Review. He co-authored the SICC Handbook – A Guide to the Rules and Procedures of the Singapore International Commercial Court (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016) and the chapter on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Foreign Arbitral Awards in the Law and Practice of Commercial Litigation in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015). He is also a Contributing Editor for the Singapore Journal of Construction Law and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Registration Fee:

 
REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 7 April 2020

FEES (includes refreshments & materials, if any)

SCL (Singapore) Members

S$50.00

Guests of SCL(S) Members, Members of international SCLs,
Members of 
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL), Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL), Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV), Society of Project Managers (SPM), Tunneling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS), Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law,
Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS)

S$90.00

Others

S$120.00

 

Download Brochure HERE

 

 

Singapore
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Networking Cocktails 2020 (14 April 2020)

The SCL (Singapore)’s Networking Cocktails - an informal social gathering providing an opportunity to mingle with members, their guests, non-members from the construction industry, as well as to meet the SCL(S) Council.

Unwind with us at Rookery, the perfect hangout from the hustle and bustle of your busy world. A brunch café by day, restaurant bar by night, Rookery is nestled in the heart of the CBD. Inspired by the Australian and American casual dining culture and the creativity of new age cooking techniques with the finest produce and edgy presentation, Rookery presents a unique dining experience with emphasis on the raw rustic nature of locally sourced ingredients.

Join us for 2 hours free flow of red/white wine, beers, soft drinks and finger food!

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 7 April 2020

FEES

SCL (Singapore) Members

S$35.00

Members of international SCLs,
Members of: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL), Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL), Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV), Society of Project Managers (SPM), Tunneling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS), Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law,
Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS)

S$50.00

Guests of SCL(S) Members

S$65.00

Others

S$85.00

 

 Download brochure HERE.

New Zealand
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 to Friday, November 6, 2020
17:30 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 4-6 November 2020 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.

Call for Abstracts opens 1 December 2019

For all Conference information plesae visit the Conference website constructionlaw2020.com 

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