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Picking Fruit from Scorched Earth – Practical Tips for Managing Construction Arbitrations Efficiently (11 March 2020)
Wednesday 11 March 2020, 05:00pm - 07:15pm
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About this Seminar:
Our speakers will:
  1. Discuss some of the recommended tools and techniques for the effective management of complex and evidence-heavy construction industry arbitrations.
  2. This will be from the perspectives of:
    1. The study conducted by the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR Task Force and the construction arbitrations administered under the ICC Rules; and
    2. The "user’s" view from participating in international arbitration in the construction space. With a particular focus on practical tips to encourage faster and cheaper arbitrations, and to avoid costly experiences with arbitration.
  3. The speakers will also touch on matters covered by the following 2019 publications:
    1. February 2019 update to the ICC Commission Report on Construction Industry Arbitrations - Recommended Tools and Techniques for Effective Management; and
    2. 2019 Queen Mary University of London International Arbitration Survey: International Construction Disputes
The seminar is intended to benefit all current or potential users or participants in construction arbitration.

Seminar Programme:

5.00 - 5.30pm

Registrations & Refreshments for Delegates

5.30 - 5.35pm

Introductory Remarks by Chairperson

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

5.35 - 6.45pm

Picking Fruit from Scorched Earth – Practical Tips for Managing Construction Arbitrations Efficiently

Ms Hazel Tang – Counsel, ICC Court of Arbitration, Singapore

Mr Kelvin Teo – Partner, Cavenagh Law LLP / Clifford Chance Asia; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

6.45 - 7.15pm

Q&A Session

About the Speakers:

Ms Hazel Tang – Counsel, ICC Court of Arbitration, Singapore
Hazel is the Counsel in charge of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration case management team in Singapore. Before that, Hazel was the Centre Director of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), an arbitrator, and an accredited mediator in Singapore and Shanghai. Hazel was also a Partner with a leading Singapore law firm with a regional presence, and was based in China for a period of time. Hazel’s experience covers a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work in the construction and infrastructure industry, and she has effectively represented clients in international arbitration, litigation, adjudication and mediation proceedings.
Mr Kelvin Teo – Partner, Cavenagh Law LLP / Clifford Chance Asia; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
Kelvin is a specialist in resolving multi-jurisdictional construction disputes. He has been recognised in the market for "a keen ability to grasp complex technical issues and break them down into coherent and concise descriptions that can be readily understood by arbitrators" and for his "great in-depth industry knowledge". Clients have also said that he is "an extremely creative lawyer who thinks of solutions that no one else can". Kelvin regularly advises major players in the infrastructure, energy and resources sphere, including by helping them manage disputes before they escalate. His practice covers the entire spectrum of dispute resolution mechanisms including arbitration and litigation. His sector experience covers infrastructure projects from nuclear power plants and renewables including wind, hydropower and geothermal; to refineries, mines, railways, and even giant ferris wheels. He has acted for parties and projects in Korea, China, Middle East, Mongolia, Italy, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, US and Singapore, amongst others.Kelvin carries out his own advocacy in international arbitrations both in and outside Singapore; and before the Singapore Courts.
Kelvin contributes to thought leadership on construction law issues, including as a Co-editor of the Newsletter of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore). He is also a mediator, and part of an experts group commenting on e-discovery issues.

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:



FEES (includes refreshments & materials, if any)

SCL (Singapore) Members


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)





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Location Room 903, Level 9 NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989
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  2. Non-SCL members may only register online for 1 delegate each time. SCL members registering online for seminars and cocktail events may also register up to 5 guests.
  3. Places are limited and will be allocated in order of priority upon receipt of registration and all payments due.
  4. Payment may only be accepted by: ATM transfer to our DBS current account, cash, cheque, Internet banking, telegraphic transfer, and secured online credit card payment (via PayPal).
  5. Equivalent substitute delegates (e.g. member for member or non-member for non-member) are welcome at no additional charge, subject to our being informed in writing at least 3 working days in advance of each event of such substitution.
  6. Refunds for cancellation will not be entertained after the registration closing date.
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