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Construction Law 101 - Online Course (11th Run): Sessions 1 - 4 (27 Jan & 2, 4, 9 Feb 2021)
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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 webinars. A Certificate of Attendance from the SCL (Singapore) will be issued to all attendees who fully attend and successfully complete the Course.

Please note that participants would be required to attend 4 evening sessions (register once to attend all 4 sessions):

  1. Session 1: Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
  2. Session 2: Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
  3. Session 3: Thursday, 4 February 2021, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
  4. Session 4: Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 5:00pm – 7:30pm

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

Wednesday, 27 January
(5:00pm – 7:30pm)
Module 1 – Introduction to Construction Contracts, including concepts of completion, DLP, EOT, etc.
Tuesday, 2 February
(5:00pm – 7:30pm)

Module 2 – Subcontracting & Payment Principles, including the Role of the Certifier, Valuations etc.

Thursday, 4 February
(5:00pm – 7:30pm)
Module 3 – Default and Dispute Resolution, including common construction disputes, bonds and guarantees, implications of notice requirements, dispute resolution clauses and an outline of the arbitration process.
Tuesday, 9 February
(5:00pm – 7:30pm)
Module 4 – Security of Payment Act

*There will be a 10 minute break for each session.

Course Director:

Mr. Mohan Pillay – Managing Partner, MPillay; Head of Office, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP

Mohan Pillay conceived & developed this 4 evening program in 2010, when it was first launched. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Singapore/UK qualified dispute resolution lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in advisory, commercial litigation and regional arbitration work, particularly in construction and engineering projects. His past appointments include President of SIArb, Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution & Arbitration Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Chair of SCL (Singapore) and the International Construction Projects Committee, IPBA, as well as teaching appointments as Adj. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (2003 - 2011) and Visiting Professor, Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, King’s College London (2005 – 2011). He is one of the General Editors of Singapore Construction Adjudication Review, and co-author (with Toh Chen Han) of “The SICC Handbook – A Guide to the Rules and Procedures of the Singapore International Commercial Court” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016). In addition to being the General Editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal, he is also a chapter author for the Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases' chapter on building and construction law.

Teaching Faculty will include:

Ms. Andrea Clark – Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP   

Andrea specialises in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors, with a focus on contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering matters as well as corporate crime and investigations. She has advised on a wide range of cross-border disputes, including international arbitrations, adjudications and complex commercial disputes involving the construction, oil and gas, mining, shipping, aviation, agriculture and various other industries. Andrea has represented clients in international arbitrations under institutional rules including the SIAC, ICC, ICDR and SCMA rules as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings. She has also represented clients in connection with litigation in Bangladesh, India, New York, Pakistan and Singapore. In addition, Andrea has advised on cross-border regulatory matters and investigations relating to anti-bribery, anti-corruption and competition issues. 


Mr. Ang Wee Jian – Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP 

Wee Jian is a disputes lawyer, specialising in infrastructure related international arbitration and litigation. His matters arise from major international infrastructure projects, and are often confidential, complex and high value in nature. They have involved railways, water desalination plants, roads, gas turbines, power stations, process plants, hospitals, high rise office buildings, hospitality projects, residential complexes, and mixed-use developments. 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 in arbitration-related Court proceedings, including urgent applications seeking and resisting injunctive relief, Mareva applications, and calls on performance bonds and guarantees. Wee Jian is one of the youngest 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 – Senior Associate, 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 currently serves as a tutor / facilitator for the Singapore Bar Exams, teaching civil litigation to future lawyers.  

Mr. Toh Chen Han – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP 

A seasoned litigator, Chen Han has been described by Legal 500 as ‘very methodical’, ‘forceful and relentless in his cross-examination' and ‘a go-to individual for complex delay claims’, who is ‘unafraid to dive into details’. He acts as Counsel in international arbitrations, and in Singapore's High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings and has acted on major infrastructure projects e.g. 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. Chen Han is the Immediate Past Chair of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore), a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a Contributing Editor for Singapore’s leading construction law textbook, Law and Practice of Construction Contracts (Chow Kok Fong, 2018), and a Contributing Editor for the Singapore Journal of Construction Law.  


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: Foundation
CPD Points: 10 Public CPD Points 
(2.5 CPD Points per Module)

  • BCA – 10 CET Hours
  • SISV, QS Division – 9 CPD Hours 
  • PEB – 8 PDUs
  • SPM – 5 CPD Hours
  • RICS – 6 CPD Hours

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