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Please note that with effect from 1st September 2016, the Secretariat office will move to

6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #05-07, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817. Please update your records accordingly.

SCL (Singapore) Council 2016-2018

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected, as Office Bearers and Council Members for 2016 - 2018 at our AGM on, 24 August 2016


Chairman Alex Wong
Vice Chairman Toh Chen Han
Honorary Secretary Karen Fletcher
Honorary Treasurer Robert Palmer
Assistant Honorary Treasurer Anil Changaroth
Immediate Past Chairman          Darren Benger

Council Members
Moon Kua 
Lee Chau Ee   
Bree Miechel  
Reena Rajamohan  
Ashok Kumar Rai  

Honorary Auditors

Alexis Chan  
Vineet Shrivastava


Photos, Speeches and Write-up on Annual Construction Law Conference 2016 (4 August 2016, Hotel Fort Canning)

SCL(S) annual construction law conference this year was structured in a format of debate, presentations and panel discussions. 

This full day conference brought together about one hundred and forty participants - legal practitioners, in-house counsel and other professionals from the construction industry from around the region - to discuss the central theme of specialisation in construction law and other trending construction topics.

Chek out the updates below:

  1. The Keynote Speech delivered by The Honourable Justice Quentin Loh, Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore HERE.
  2.  A selection of Conference Photos HERE for your viewing pleasure.
  3. Read the post-event article HERE(also published on Singapore Law Watch Construction law in Singapore: A special case - SCL Annual Conference 2016 )



Equity in The Market Place: Reviewing The Use of Unconscionability to Restrain Calls on Performance Bonds 

Unconscionability as a distinct ground for restraining calls on performance bonds is part of Singapore law. While the Singapore judges have articulated the policy reasons for restraining performance bond on this ground, they have thus far not explained the doctrinal basis for the unconscionability exception. This point is important because it would impact on the issue of whether the unconscionability exception may be contractually excluded by the parties. This seminar will explore the doctrinal basis for restraining a performance bond on the basis of unconscionability and whether the recent Singapore Court of Appeal’s decision to allow for the contractual exclusion of unconscionability as a ground for restraint rests on sound foundation.

For more details, click HERE

SCL(S) Construction Expertise 101 

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam on 30th October 2014 (then also the Minister of Finance) at the Inaugural Singapore Productivity and
20th Business Excellence Awards Ceremony said:
"…. as a country, we have to place much greater importance on continuous learning and the development of deep expertise, in every trade.” [READ MORE]

Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon during the opening of the Legal Year 2016, made mention of a possible accreditation to recognise lawyers who have achieved excellence in selected areas of specialization including construction practitioners, as Singapore strives to export its expertise across the region. A committee led by Justice Quentin Loh is currently looking into the viability of implementing this for construction lawyers as a pilot project.

For more details, click HERE


Join the Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

If your work is directly or indirectly connected with the construction industry and the law relating to it and you have a serious and active interest in construction law, be a member of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore)!

Speaking Request Form

If you wish to offer to speak at SCL(S) events, please complete the online form.

Article Submission Form

If you wish to submit articles for our consideration to be included in the SCL(S) Construction Law Newsletter, please complete the online form here.

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