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 classes.
A Certificate of Completion from the SCL (Singapore) will be issued to attendees who fully attend and successfully complete all 4 Modules of the Course.
Tuesday, 19 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm) | Module 1 – Introduction to Construction Contracts.
Thursday, 21 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm) | Module 2 – Subcontracting & Payment Principles.
Tuesday, 26 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm) | Module 3 – Default and Dispute Resolution.
Thursday, 28 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm) | Module 4 – Security of Payment Act.
*There will be a 30min dinner break for each session. Registrations will start from 4.45pm. Course starts at 5.00pm sharp.
Mr. Toh Chen Han – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
Chen Han focuses on the resolution of construction, engineering and commercial disputes. He is a Past Chair of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore), and a Fellow and Council Member the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Chen Han acts as Counsel in international arbitrations, and in proceedings in Singapore's High Court and Court of Appeal. He has acted on major infrastructure projects such as the construction of power plants in Borneo, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa, international airports in India and Vietnam, the Red Line Commuter Train Project in Thailand, an iron-ore processing plant in Russia, and numerous large-scale projects in Singapore including the iconic Marine One development, Changi Airport, Sports Hub, Tuas Desalination Plant 3, Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase II, Lower Seletar Water Works, Changi Water Reclamation Plant Phase 2, Biopolis, Fusionopolis, Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway, the Thomson, Eastern Region, and Jurong Region mass rapid transit lines.
Teaching Faculty will include:
Mr. Ang Wee Jian – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
Wee Jian is an international disputes lawyer, specialising in infrastructure related arbitration and litigation. His matters arise from major infrastructure projects across Asia, South Africa, and the CIS region, and are often confidential, complex and high value in nature. They have involved railways, wind farms, water desalination and process plants, roads, gas turbines, power stations, hospitals, high rise office buildings, hospitality projects, and residential complexes. He routinely advises on a range of construction-related issues regarding FIDIC clauses, completion, time and cost claims, fitness for purpose and design & build obligations, ground conditions, force majeure, performance bonds, and termination etc. Wee Jian is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has acted as counsel in Court proceedings, including urgent applications seeking and resisting injunctive relief, Mareva applications, and calls on performance bonds and guarantees. Wee Jian is amongst the inaugural select batch of Singapore-qualified lawyers recognised in 2018 as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law. He sits on the Singapore Academy of Law Construction Law Protocol Working Group. A recipient of the Singapore Academy of Law Overseas Attachment Scholarship, Wee Jian has worked with Queen's Counsel in Fountain Court Chambers in London.
Mr. Chan Yong Neng – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
Yong Neng is a construction advisory and disputes resolution specialist. He has advised on and acted in disputes across a wide range of infrastructure projects locally and internationally, including coal fired power stations, petrochemical refineries, process plants, rail lines and stations, tunnel boring projects, airport terminals and residential developments. His experience includes the resolution of costs and time claims arising from variations, unforeseen physical conditions, acceleration and prolongation of works, defects, non-compliance with contractual specifications and the termination of contracts. Yong Neng regularly acts in international commercial arbitrations and proceedings in the Singapore Supreme Court. He has also successfully represented clients as counsel and advocate in adjudications under the Singapore Security of Payments Act. He serves on Council of the Singapore Society of Construction Law and as a tutor / facilitator for the Singapore Bar Exams, teaching civil litigation to future lawyers.
Mr. Tan Hai Song – Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP
Hai Song has a LLB (First Class) from the Singapore Management University. He is Singapore qualified, and mainly practices in commercial litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international), with a primary focus on construction and engineering disputes. He has advised and acted for domestic and international clients across a wide range of sectors (ranging from local property developers to EPC design-and-build contractors for multi-billion refinery projects). He has experience appearing before both the Singapore courts and arbitrators, and was previously part of the team involved in the first ever matter before the Singapore International Commercial Court. He was also an Assistant Editor for the inaugural issue of the Singapore Arbitration Journal, a co-publication by the SIArb and the Singapore Academy of Law.
Ms. Wynne Tay – Senior Associate, MPillay
Wynne trained and specialises in areas of arbitration and construction. She has been involved in a multitude of disputes and advisory work and is familiar with litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international) processes, with a construction focus. She has advised and assisted on many international arbitration construction disputes of cross-jurisdictional nature, including a multi-billion dollar project in the region. Domestically, she has represented clients as counsel and advocate in construction disputes before the Singapore Supreme Court, in arbitration and in adjudications under the Singapore Security of Payments Act. She is no stranger to construction issues such as defects, delays, completion, variation, and termination.
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