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WEBINAR: Annual Construction Law Update 2021 (20 January 2021)
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About the Webinar:

In these challenging times, the only constant is change. And so, this is the first ever SCL (Singapore) Annual Construction Law Update to be held as a webinar!

This Annual Update will broaden our traditional geographical focus and serves not only as an update on Singapore construction law. It will also discuss developments in construction law to include any landmark decisions from other jurisdictions that may be particularly relevant to Singapore. To achieve our stated objective, we are delighted to have two eminent construction law practitioners, Ms Jane Evans and Mr Nandakumar Ponniya, as our distinguished speakers.

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

5.00 - 5.10pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Lee Chau Ee – Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Singapore; Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

5.10 - 6.40pm

2020: The International Perspective

Ms Jane Davies Evans – Barrister/arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings, UK
The speaker will provide a review of international decisions and legal developments from around the world relevant to construction practitioners based in Singapore.

Singapore Law Case Update and Developments

Mr. Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya – Principal, Dispute Resolution, Asia Pacific, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, Singapore
The speaker will provide an overview of key legal developments in construction law and practice in Singapore over the last year.

6.40 - 7.00pm

Panel discussion and Q&A on the issues discussed by Speakers

About the Speaker:
Ms. Jane Davis Evans - Barrister/arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildlings, UK

Jane Davies Evans has more than 25 years’ experience of international construction projects, working as counsel, dispute board member, arbitrator and advisor in relation to major projects spanning Latin America, Africa, Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. Jane has been described as ‘The most competent construction advocate’ with ‘unparalleled experience in dealing with quantum and delay claims’ who is ‘Devastatingly good for complex cases’, ‘Absolutely first rate’, ‘A superb lawyer’ and ‘The best possible junior for complex quantum and delay claims’ who ‘Has vast knowledge and experience in the international construction industry, including all its aspects – legal, technical and accounting. She is a master of the detail of construction cases.’ (Legal 500).   Jane is recognised by Chambers & Partners as ‘A sophisticated advocate’ whose ‘eloquence and grasp of the technical and financial elements of complex cases is remarkable’ who is  ‘Very good in cross-examination’, ‘Hard-working, energetic and resourceful’.  Jane is also ranked as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal, who describe her as ‘Incredibly impressive and extensive knowledge of working in multiple jurisdictions’ with ‘First rate experience in some of the world’s largest and most complex construction disputes’. 

Mr. Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya - Principal, Dispute Resolution, Asia Pacific, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, Singapore

Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya is the head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Baker McKenzie for the Asia-Pacific region. He was formerly the Chair of the International Arbitration practice for the region. He is widely acclaimed in international arbitration and cross-border litigation, with particular expertise in the areas of construction, technology and energy. Kumar is a leading dispute resolution lawyer in the Asia-Pacific, as recognised consistently in leading directories.  Most recently, he was named a Litigation Star in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2020 and was acknowledged to be “counsel of choice” with “a strategic and innovative approach” to managing disputes (AP Legal 500, 2020). He has also been listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers and in the Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration.



About the Chairperson:
Mr. Lee Chau Ee - Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Singapore; Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore) 

Since qualification Chau Ee have specialised as a construction and engineering lawyer. He has an MSc in Construction Management (Project Management). He has a cradle to grave international construction, energy and infrastructure practice, having lived and worked in London, Dubai and Beijing, advising and acting for clients from conception, inception to completion of a project life cycle. He is now a Singapore based partner of UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard and heads up its International Construction & Engineering practice in Asia. He is the current Chairman of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore).

Registration Fee:


FEES (includes materials, if any)

SCL (Singapore) Members


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




Continuing Professional Development  

Practice Area: Building & Construction
Training Level: Update
CPD Points: (TBC)

  • BCA – 2 CET Hours
  • PEB – 2 PDUs
  • SISV, QS Division – 2 CPD Hours
  • SPM – 1 CPD Hour
  • RICS – 2 CPD Hours
Location Zoom Video Webinar Platform

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar on each day of the activity, and not being away from any part of the webinar for more than 15 minutes on each day of the activity. Participants may obtain 2.5 Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to for more information.

Please register for this event using the online form below.

If you are also registering guest(s), please register yourself first and then select Add Guest at bottom of the online form.



  1. Places are limited and can only be allocated in order of priority upon receipt of registration and any payment due.
  2. We reserve the right to refuse to register or admit any participant, and to cancel or postpone the webinar.
  3. Equivalent substitute delegates are welcomed, subject to the Organisers being notified at least 2 working days before the webinar of the substitute delegate.
  4. We will not entertain any request for a refund of fees. However, a confirmed registrant who has paid in full the webinar fees but does not attend the webinar will be entitled to a set of materials provided, if any.
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